Cowboys seek to curb Washington's rise and establish themselves at the divisional peak

Dallas, trying to return to the playoffs for the first time in two years, visits the WFT in a key duel in the race for first place in the NFC East

The streak of four wins in a row has given him Washington absolute control of your destiny towards the postseason. But in a tight group of hopefuls in the National Conference, a misstep at this point in the calendar could prove fatal to your aspirations.

For their part, Dallas cowboys (8-4) who seek to return to playoffs after a two-year absence, they would gladly step foot against a divisional rival. Your chance will be Sunday at the home of Washington (6-6).

The Washington Football Team they simply have no margin for error, although they have won their last four games of the season and the last two in their particular series against Dallas, have six other teams less than a game away in the fight for the last two places in the NFC that grant a ticket to playoffs.

Ironically for WashingtonThe transformation occurred once they lost last season’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, Chase Young, in the first half of a surprise win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

From that moment on, it was precisely the defense of Washington the one that regained its form from the previous season (fourth-best in the NFL) and has allowed just 17.5 points in each of its last four wins, after conceding at least 29 in five of its first six games.

Now they will have the opportunity to ratify their good moment before some Cowboys They boast the second best offense in points and the best in yardage in the entire NFL. Despite being plagued by some recent inconsistencies, the Dallas You also have the tools and the motivation to get out of the pothole you’re going through.

Dallas They are looking to leave behind a November in which they finished 1-3, weighed down by the inconsistencies of quarterback Dak Prescott. Basting their second victory in December would mean an important step towards the postseason.

“We are not doing things well, and they [la defensiva] They keep coming out and giving us the ball back, “said Prescott, who missed the New Orleans Saints last Thursday’s 70 percent completion for the fourth time in five games.

Prescott was referring to a defense that leads the NFL in interceptions at the hands of cornerback Trevon Diggs (9), which has stolen at least two balls in nine games this year, including four last Thursday. A unit allowing 18.8 points per game in the eight victories of Dallas and 29 units in each of his four defeats.

Washington he must be careful to the extreme, particularly when he does not have an explosive attack. They have surpassed 30 points in just two games this year.

The good news is that quarterback Taylor Heinicke has at least a 100-point passer rating in three of his last four games, in which he has thrown seven touchdown passes for just two interceptions.

After losing a game in which the rival threw just three passes in the middle of a heavy blizzard, a result that plummeted them to seventh place in the fight for the postseason on the AFC, a trip to Florida might sound like good news for Buffalo bills.

It is not.

There an old acquaintance named Tom Brady awaits them, who has a hobby of winning Super Bowls and starring in the nightmares of the Bills. The 44-year-old quarterback has Buffalo as his favorite customer with 32 wins in 35 games, including the last seven.

The Bills, who reached the prelude to the Super Bowl last January, are trying to get out of the recent bad moment in which they have alternated wins and losses in their last eight games. For this they require an attack that is fifth in the NFL with 28 points per game.

But, as the Bills across two decades, that might not be enough against Brady. The BucsReigning Super Bowl champions are on a three-game winning streak with the best offense in the NFL, a unit that averages 31.4 points per game.

On paper, paint for a spectacular, offensive vertical offensive duel. But Buffalo It hasn’t been the points machine that many expected of them, as shown by the fact that on average they score 15.6 points in each of their five losses this year.

Tampa bay requires a triumph and defeats of Saints (before New York Jets) Y Carolina Panthers (in view of Atlanta Falcons) to ensure the title of the South Division of the NFC for the first time since 2007.

The rest of Week 14

The Week 14 started on Thursday with the victory of the Minnesota Vikings, 36-28 on Pittsburgh steelers.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota (6-7). Pittsburgh (6-6-1) came close to reversing a 29-point deficit.

The action continues on Sunday with the following matches: Atlanta Falcons (5-7) in Carolina Panthers (5-7); Baltimore Ravens (8-4) in Cleveland browns (6-6); Seattle Seahawks (4-8) in Houston Texans (2-10); Las vegas raiders (6-6) in Kansas city chiefs (8-4); New orleans saints (5-7) in New York Jets (3-9); Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) in Tennessee Titans (8-4); Detroit Lions (1-10-1) in Denver Broncos (6-6); New York Giants (4-8) in Los Angeles Chargers (7-5); San Francisco 49ers (6-6) in Cincinnati Bengals (7-5); Y Chicago Bears (4-8) in Green bay packers (9-3).

The day concludes on Monday with the visit of Los Angeles Rams (8-4) to the house of the Arizona cardinals (10-2), who need a win to become the first ticketed guest at the postseason.

Indianapolis Colts (7-6), Miami dolphins (6-7), Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) and New england patriots (9-4) have their week off.

Heading for the playoffs

Arizona can secure your place in postseason with a victory.

The Packers Y Buccaneers they can also seal their playoff spot this week, but they need wins and a combination of other results.