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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Cowboys will finish first or third

By Todd Archer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Cowboys will either finish in first place in the NFC East tonight or third.

A win against the New York Giants would guarantee their third division title in five seasons. A loss would mean their second straight third-place finish in the NFC East.

With Philadelphia beating Washington, 34-10, to finish the year with an 8-8 record, the Eagles would get the tiebreaker in the division finish because of their season sweep of the Cowboys.