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What seed can Cowboys be in the 2022 NFL Playoffs?

The Cowboys are headed to the playoffs. We break down their seeding possibilities.

A helmet with a sticker in memory of the late Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins sits on the field prior to the Dallas Cowboys versus Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Sunday update: Dallas will be the No. 3 seed in the NFC and will host the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round next week. A Bucs victory over the Panthers took the No. 2 seed off the table for the Cowboys but they clinched the three-seed with the Rams falling in overtime to the 49ers.

Saturday update: The Cowboys beat the Eagles. They need help to climb up from No. 4 to No. 3 or No. 2 in the NFC playoff standings.

The Dallas Cowboys travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles in a Week 18 matchup of two teams already in the playoffs. Dallas won the NFC East and is guaranteed a top-four seed while the Eagles claimed a wild card berth and will finish in either sixth or seventh place.

Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday and the game will air on ESPN and ABC. The Cowboys are a touchdown favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Cowboys are dealing with some COVID-19 issues with linebacker Micah Parsons and OT Tyron Smith sidelined. The Eagles are likely to sit some of their starters with their seeding mostly settled.

Relevant games impacting seeding for the Cowboys include:

Panthers @ Buccaneers
49ers @ Rams
Seahawks @ Cardinals

All seeding possibilities are broken down through

How they can be No. 2 seed

  1. Cowboys win + Bucs loss + Rams loss + Cardinals loss/tie

How they can be No. 3 seed

  1. Cowboys win + Bucs win/tie + Rams loss + Cardinals loss/tie

How they can be No. 4 seed

  1. Cowboys loss/tie, OR
  2. Rams win/tie, OR
  3. Cardinals win