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Cowboys vs. Redskins 2012: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

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The Redskins and Cowboys battle on Sunday Night Football for the NFC East division title.

Tom Pennington

The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys take on one another in a do-or-die game in the final week of the season, with the winner claiming the NFC East division title. In the case of the Cowboys, a loss on Sunday would mean the end of the season while the Redskins could still potentially make the postseason if they lose.

The Cowboys overcame a 3-5 record in the second half of the season, winning five of seven to get back into postseason contention and just narrowly missing victory on Sunday against New Orleans. Tony Romo has led an injured and decimated team back into a fight for the division and now has to overcome a Washington Redskins team that won on Thanksgiving in Texas, 38-31.

The Redskins, led by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, have now won six straight games to control their playoff destiny. When Griffin went down with injury, rookie Kirk Cousins stepped in admirably and helped to keep the ball rolling. Washington presents a number of matchup issues to the Cowboys, especially on defense, none more so than the athletic weapon that Griffin presents.

Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. CT with complete coverage on NBC.

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