By Bobby Pollier, EnStars | Dec 30, 2012 07:35 PM EST
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In a winner-takes-all NFC East showdown at FedEx Field, the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) will face off against the Washington Redskins (9-6) on the final edition of "Sunday Night Football."
Although rookie superstar QB Robert Griffith III has already taken his team to victory over the Dallas Cowboys once this season, the Week 17 matchup will present drastically higher stakes with playoff ramifications involved.
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Prior to its six-game winning streak, the Redskins had been struggling but now has an opportunity to gain their first division title since 1999.
"Everything we've been working for comes back to this weekend, taking advantage of what we've done over the last six weeks. It really doesn't mean anything unless we take advantage of our game versus Dallas," Washington's coach Mike Shanahan told ESPN.
Last week, the Cowboys' three-game winning streak came to a screeching halt when they were defeated 34-31 in overtime by the New Orleans Saints. Dallas owner Jerry Jones called the disappointing outcome a "tough way to have Christmas."
However, Dallas lucked out when the New York Giants came up short against the Baltimore Ravens, which took them out of the NFC East title picture.
The Cowboys must take out the Redskins in order to obtain the division crown. The scenario is a familiar one to Tony Romo and his club as they fell to the Giants last year, who went on to win the Super Bowl.
"When you get in, anything can happen. I know that. We've seen it far too many times. We just need to do the right things to get in," Tony Romo said.
CLICK HERE to watch the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins via free live stream. Coverage of the NFL game is set to begin on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7:20 p.m. CST.
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