Boys, left for dead in October, are on fire

Champions of the East enter playoffs, third meeting with Philly as NFC's hottest team

Updated: January 4, 2010, 12:10 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The hottest team in the NFC is a team that looked dead in October.

The Dallas Cowboys have won three straight heading into the postseason and finally, finally this team, along with some in the organization, appear to realize that how you play at the end of the year might dictate how far you go in January.

Dallas clinched the NFC East title, its second in three seasons, with a commanding 24-0 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.

It ...

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