It is the last week of the regular season and with the Cowboys on the schedule for the third straight year it is hard to believe that this game as absolutely no meaning for either team.
The Eagles clinched the NFC East, but threw away the shot at a first-round bye with their ugly performance against Minnesota on Tuesday night.
The Cowboys' 1-7 start ended their season early as they have been playing out the string since the leaves were still on the trees.
Today's game is a chance for Kevin Kolb to show why he is one of the best back-ups in the league as well as a chance for Stephen McGee to make his first NFL start at quarterback for Dallas. Hopefully, the Birds' defense will do a better job of stopping him then they did against a late-round rookie draft pick named Joe Webb.
It will also be a chance to rest some players, using this week as the bye week to get ready for a deep playoff run. The way things are shaping up is that next week Green Bay comes to town for the Wildcard Round.
If the Packers fail to win today, the Eagles could possibly face the Giants for the third time this year. Either way, it is a game they should be able to win with a well-rested Michael Vick behind center.
A win next week would most likely set up a return trip to Chicago to face a team that gave Philadelphia fits the first time it played there. None the less, it is a game that can still be won.
From there is could be a date in Atlanta or possibly a home championship game against New Orleans, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.
Until then, below is a link to my full preview of today's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks
Dallas vs. Philadelphia Preview & Free Week 17 Pick