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Eagles on ropes, can't afford slip-up vs Redskins

Eagles on ropes, can't afford slip-up vs Redskins

WASHINGTON — The NFC East title could very well hinge on whether the Philadelphia Eagles or Dallas Cowboys slip up against the lowly Washington Redskins. The Eagles (9-5) go first with a Saturday visit to Washington. Then the first-place Cowboys (10-4) head to the nation's capital a week later for their season finale. Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker over Dallas, but that's moot if the Cowboys win out. The Eagles have lost two in a row and could very well end up with 11 wins and no trip to the playoffs, even though their record would be at least three games better than the winner of NFC South. "If we win 11 games and it's not good enough to get in, shame on...

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