On Tuesday, the Cowboys announced that the Cowboys will host the first playoff game in franchise history.
It’s the first time in the history of the franchise that the team has played in the playoffs.
We’ll take a look at what we learned during the first two weeks of the season.
First game of the playoffs is scheduled for Jan. 6, when the Cowboys host the Eagles at AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys are currently 10-1 in the regular season, but have lost seven of their last nine games.
Dallas has played three playoff games this year, all of them against teams that are currently on the schedule for the NFC Championship Game.
After the Eagles, the next three games on the Cowboys schedule are against the Rams (at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 20), the Lions (at Ford Field on Jan 29) and the Giants (at MetLife Stadium on Jan 31).
The Cowboys have also played the Giants twice this season, and the two matchups are set for Jan 25 and Feb. 9.
The schedule for Sunday’s game will feature two of the NFC’s best teams in the league.
The Cowboys host a division rival for the first of the week: the Atlanta Falcons, who are currently ranked third in the NFC South.
The Falcons are also in the top 10 in the NFL in points scored per game (13.9), passing yards per game (.917) and rushing yards per play (.927).
The Falcons rank sixth in total defense and ninth in total offense.
The Falcons are one of the league’s hottest teams right now, having beaten both the Seahawks and Packers in the past week.
Atlanta has scored a touchdown in each of its last two games, both wins over the Cowboys.
The Eagles are another division foe that is ranked in the middle of the pack.
They are also currently tied with the Saints for the third-most points allowed per game.
The Eagles are currently tied for fourth in the East and third in scoring offense.
They also have the NFL’s fourth-best defensive efficiency rating (95.4).
While the Cowboys are in a great position, the Eagles are also on the rise, having gone 3-0.
They’re coming off of a 48-10 win over the Bears on Saturday, their sixth win in a row.
The team has been a huge beneficiary of quarterback Carson Wentz, who has thrown for 5,764 yards and 34 touchdowns with just eight interceptions.
The Bears have been playing a lot better in the second half of the year than they were in the first half.
They have been shut out for a franchise-best 49 consecutive games, a record that only has been broken by the Cardinals in 2016.
The Bears have also been a major factor in the playoff race, allowing just nine points per game in their last three games.
If the Eagles were to get the job done Sunday, they’ll be looking to build on a promising start to the season when they host the Packers on Monday night.
The Packers are one win away from their first NFC North title, and they’ll need to continue to play well to make a run at the division title.
The NFC North has been the division’s most competitive division for a few years now.
The NFC South is also on a roll.
The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the best record in the conference and are looking to make history for the second straight year.
Atlanta is coming off a 43-10 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday night, while the Buccaneers are a game behind the Rams in the race for the division crown.
Both teams are set to host their NFC championship game in a few weeks, and this should be the best opportunity for the teams to take the field for the final time.
The first playoff matchup in franchise annals, the NFC championship is set for Dec. 31.