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Cowboys vs. Eagles moved to Sunday Night Football

The NFL is moving the Week 17 matchup into prime time when the Cowboys and Eagles face off.

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Dallas and Philadelphia meet in Week 17 and the NFL has a plan in place to make sure it's seen by as many people as possible.

The game is being moved into prime time as part of the league's flexible scheduling and will be played on Sunday Night Football, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's a game will have playoff implications for both teams. The Dallas Cowboys won in Week 16 setting up a potential NFC East victory, while the Eagles are currently playing on Sunday Night Football and trying to hold their lead.

It presents a scenario where the teams will meet to determine who wins the NFC East and earns a playoff spot. The Cowboys are currently 0.5 games behind the Eagles, and if Philadelphia lost on Sunday night they'll be neck-and-neck. Philadelphia currently hold the head-to-head tiebreaker, but several tiebreaking rules will be in place if Dallas can win in Week 17.

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