The Dallas Cowboys will not be scoreboard watching during Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders. 메이저놀이터
They will be focused on winning the game, achieving their team-record tying 13th win on the season and gaining some momentum for a playoffs, which they hope will end with their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1995.
The Cowboys (12-4) still have a chance to win the NFC East title and gain the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the postseason.
In addition to beating Washington, they need the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) to lose to the New York Giants to win the division title and for the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) to lose to the Arizona Cardinals for the top seed.
“Our focus should be beating Washington,” Parsons said. “If we don’t finish what we’ve go to do this week, what does it matter what the Eagles do? I think everyone’s focus should be on Washington.”
The Eagles game will be played at the same time as the Cowboys game. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said it won’t impact how he will attack Washington before or during the game.
“You can’t go into the game and think you’re going to shift gears, I just think for the principal alone,” McCarthy said. “We’re going to do everything we can to win this game.”
They have have already achieved back-to-back 12 win seasons for the first time since 1994-1995 and they have made back-to-back trips to the playoffs for the first time since 2006-2007. He is first coach to do it since Chan Gailey in 1998-1999.
Bill Parcells took the Cowboys to the playoffs in 2006 and Wade Phillips was the head coach in 2007.
“I don’t want to be ignorant here, but I think anytime you can say you’ve done something that aligns with the franchise, that’s a huge compliment, especially with the Dallas Cowboys,” McCarthy said. “Talk about the greatness of the teams and individuals before us. I don’t want to play that down.
“I’ll just speak for myself personally: I’m looking at bigger things. The focus is tight to get to that 13th win. We’ve put ourselves in a position where we want to be, and that’s playing for a division championship and all those things. We just want to come out of this game with a win, healthy, and get ready for these playoffs.”