Why this game is intriguing: The word for this is "rubbernecking." Like when you're driving along the highway, you see a crash and you crane your neck, because you can't avoid checking out the carnage. Welcome to Cowboys-Eagles. Loser gets Sean Payton? Well, we're a long ways from that. But the loser will be 3-6 in a surprisingly downtrodden NFC East, and likely kissing any faint playoffs hopes goodbye. It's fun to watch winning teams, efficient teams, teams that are going places. They can be electric. But I won't be turning away from this, with so many immediate and future outcomes hanging in the balance. On the field, the biggest key for the Eagles will be keeping Cowboys pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware from breezing past a replacement-filled offensive line and spending his day in Michael Vick's lap. The goal, one figures, would be to allow fewer than the seven sacks the Eagles gave up on Monday. As for Dallas, if they can't score against this confused unit, they might never get it together.
Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton hasn't been officially waived; door still open for trade
The Broncos received trade calls on WR DaeSean Hamilton later Thursday after initial reports that he would be waived. Thusly, Hamilton hasn't been officially waived and the door isn't closed on a trade, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
Overreactions to the 2021 NFL schedule: Cowboys' playoff hopes hinge on one game
Which game is already a must-win for Tom Brady? Do we already know the matchup that will determine whether the Cowboys make the playoffs? NFL Research's Brandon Mendoza runs through five overreactions from the 2021 NFL schedule release.