Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eagles-Cowboys game time set

The NFL just released a full playoff schedule for next week.

Eagles-Cowboys game time set

The NFL just released a full playoff schedule for next week.

The Eagles will face the Cowboys next Saturday at 8 p.m. in the second game of the NBC doubleheader. Houston or the Jets will face Cincinnati at 4:30 on NBC in the first game.

Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Andrea Kremer (sideline reporter) will call the action from Cowboys Stadium. Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Joe Gibbs (analyst), Joe Theismann (analyst) and Tiki Barber (sideline reporter) will call the action from Cincinnati.

On Sunday, Baltimore is at New England at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Green Bay at Arizona at 4:40 on Fox.

The Eagles and Cowboys rematch next week is the second time that the Eagles have played the same opponent in the final regular-season game and the opening round of the playoffs.

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In 2001, the Eagles won at Tampa Bay, 17-13, in the regular-season finale and then won, 31-9 in an NFC wild-card game at Veterans Stadium.

However, playoff position was already set and the starters played sparingly, if at all.

And given the conventional wisdom about beating a team three times in a season, here are the numbers, courtesy of Paul Domowitch: Since 1970, teams have faced each other three times in the same season 19 times. In 12 of those 19 situations, one team has swept the other.

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