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Cowboys vs. Lions: Saturday Night Football

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It’s Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season, and we’re getting a huge Saturday night football game between the Detroit Lions (11-4) and the Dallas Cowboys (10-5) with playoff implications.

As two of the top teams in the NFC, postseason seeding is on the minds of both teams. The Lions have clinched their first division title since 1993, winning the NFC North, and the Cowboys are still looking to come back and top the Eagles for the NFC East.

Here’s what the Eagles should be rooting for (via Brandon Lee Gowton):

DETROIT LIONS at DALLAS COWBOYS: The most ideal situation here is a tie. That result would allow 1) the Eagles to officially clinch the NFC East with a win over the Cardinals ... AND ... 2) the Eagles to be no lower than the No. 2 seed with a Week 18 win over the Giants. Of course, a tie is pretty unlikely. Just how unlikely? You can bet $100 on DraftKings Sportsbook to profit $7,500 if it’s a tie. And so if you’re not counting on that to happen and you’re realistically picking one team to root for, it should be the Cowboys. Blasphemous, I know, but it’s what’s best for the Eagles. The Lions losing allows the Birds to be no lower than the No. 2 seed if Philly beats the Giants in Week 18. You can look at the Cowboys losing as a silver lining since it allows the Eagles to clinch the NFC East with a win over the Cards. If a tie isn’t looking likely, root for the Cowboys.

Dallas leads the all-time series between these teams, 16-11, and have won their four most recent meetings. They last faced off back in October 2022, with the Cowboys winning at home, 24-6. They’ve also played each other three times in the postseason, with Dallas leading that series 2-1.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.

Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

TV Schedule

Game time: 8:15 PM EST

Channel: ESPN

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2023

Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX

Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters

Radio: SIRIUS: 82 (DET), 208 (DAL), 88 (National) | XM: 226 (DET), 225 (DAL)

Online Streaming

FuboTV | ESPN+

Odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook

Detroit Lions: +5.5 (+205)

Dallas Cowboys: -5.5 (-250)

Over/Under: 52

BLG Pick: Cowboys -5.5

Poll

Which bet do you like more?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Lions +5.5
    (54 votes)
  • 43%
    Cowboys -5.5
    (42 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

SB Nation Blogs

Lions: www.PrideofDetroit.com

Cowboys: www.BloggingTheBoys.com


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