There’s only five weeks left in the NFL season. And Week 13 gets underway with perhaps the greatest rivalry in all of pro football — but one in which the two participants are already clinging to slim playoff hopes, after entering the season with high expectations.
The Dallas Cowboys play host to the Washington Redskins, with both clubs at 5-6 and on the verge of being vanquished from the playoff discussion in a highly competitive NFC.
The Ezekiel Elliott suspension has gotten much of the attention for Dallas. But the injuries to superb offensive tackle Tyron Smith and linebacker Sean Lee have, in addition to Elliott’s absence, truly devastated the Cowboys. Quarterback Dak Prescott has looked like a different player in recent weeks, as the Cowboys have really struggled to put points on the board. Dallas, in their last three games, has failed to even top 10 points. As such, their season is on the brink.
So too is Washington’s, although they enter off of a Thanksgiving night win over the putrid Giants. The one thing Washington has going for them is an extremely easy schedule. With games against Denver, Arizona, and the Giants still remaining, a tricky road test on Dec. 10 against the Chargers might be all that stands between them and a 10-6 season. Running the table is not out of the realm for a group which has shown promise, at times.
Kickoff is at 8:25 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on NBC and the NFL Network, which will stream the action on its website. NBC’s Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth have the call. Use the NFL Mobile app to watch on your phone or tablet. That app can be downloaded from the Apple’s iTunes Store, and the Google Play store. A cable subscription is required for the free stream. Also, the game will be streamed via Amazon for Amazon Prime members.
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