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The NFC East playoff picture is getting really ugly

Someone has to win this terrible division, unfortunately.

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Monday's game was 58 minutes of terrible football capped off with a wild two minutes to decide the game, a 19-16 Dallas win over Washington. Yes, Dallas' playoff hopes in the awful NFC East are still, somehow, alive.

PLAYOFF PICTURE: It's a three-way tie atop the NFC East, and no team has a winning record.

WILD FINISH: Let's relive the final sequence, because it's totally understandable if you went to bed before this one was over. DeSean Jackson fumbled a punt return and it was another close call. ----> Dallas scored. -----> Jackson caught a 30-yard touchdown pass to tie the game. ----> Dallas got the ball, went 20 yards and kicked a game-winning 54-yard field goal.

BLAME HIM: Jackson knew he cost his team the win with the fumble, admitting as much after the game.

TABLET FAIL: Are you reading this on a tablet? Is it working? Good. You're already better off than Dallas and Washington were on Monday night when their Surface tablets and printers broke.

DEZ MAD: The frustration was getting to Dez Bryant on the sideline, as usual.

NEW NAME: ESPN may have solved the issue with Washington's team name.

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