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Cowboys clinch NFC East title, home-field advantage

The Cowboys' potential path to the Super Bowl got a little easier Thursday night.

With the Giants' loss to the Eagles, the Cowboys clinched their second division title in three seasons and locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and a first-round bye. The Eagles defeated Big Blue 24-19 to give the Cowboys the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed.

Dallas bounced back from a Week 14 loss to the Giants to defeat the Buccaneers on Sunday night, moving to 12-2 on the season. Behind the sensational rookie duo of newly minted Pro Bowlers Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys would set a franchise regular-season record for wins if they close out with wins over the Lions and Eagles.

As for the Giants, they can still seal up a playoff berth in the days ahead. They can secure a wild-card spot if the Lions, Packers or Buccaneers lose or tie their games this week. The Giants also will clinch if the Falcons lose to the Panthers.

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