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Cowboys officially clinch playoff berth after Titans beat the 49ers Thursday

San Francisco’s loss means that even if the Cowboys were to end their season on a three-game losing skid, they’ll still get to play an 18th game.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

DALLAS — The Cowboys weren’t in action on Thursday night, but they were still able to punch their ticket to the playoffs.

When the Tennessee Titans beat the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys officially secured their spot in the postseason.

San Francisco’s loss means that even if the Cowboys were to end their season on a three-game losing skid, they’ll still get to play an 18th game.

Dallas is currently second in the NFC playoff standings and can secure and NFC East title with a win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday Night. An Eagles loss or tie against Giants would also clinch the division for Dallas. 

Dallas will the wrap up the season with games against Arizona and Philadelphia. Going into Week 16, the Cowboys are just one game out of the top spot in the NFC.