The NFC East has been wrapped up for over a week so the Cowboys are no longer chasing the Eagles, but they're still watching them intently.
On Sunday at 4:25 p.m., just after the Eagles wrapped up an exciting-but-concerning 34-29 win over the Giants, Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler tweeted out:
The giants just shredded philly's D like that???— Brice Butler (@Brice_Butler) December 17, 2017
Two hours later, after Fletcher Cox had a chance to decompress from the win that clinched the Eagles a first-round bye, he responded.
Eagles players likely saw how the Cowboys' game unfolded as well. Dallas benefited on Sunday Night Football from that damn touchback rule, winning 20-17 after Raiders QB Derek Carr fumbled out of the end zone in the final minute.
The Eagles are 12-2; the Cowboys are 8-6. If the Falcons lose tonight to the Buccanneers, there will be a four-way tie for the final NFC playoff spot between Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle and Dallas.
However, the Cowboys would currently lose the tiebreaker to the Lions and Seahawks.
The Eagles and Cowboys meet in Week 17 at the Linc in what should be Ezekiel Elliott's second game back from his six-game suspension.