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Cowboys have slim chance for bye

12/28/2009

IRVING, Texas -- The odds are that the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will meet again in the first round of the playoffs, with the winner of the regular-season finale earning the right to host the rematch.

However, there is a slim chance that Tony Romo could have a vacation opportunity the opening weekend of the playoffs.

Dallas' chance for a bye evaportates if the Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears tonight. But if the Vikings lose for the third time in four weeks, the Cowboys could clinch the NFC's No. 2 seed with a win over the Eagles, a Vikings loss to the New York Giants and an Arizona Cardinals loss or tie against the Green Bay Packers.