Dak Prescott says Cowboys "have to win" vs. Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson looks on during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers

Dak Prescott doesn't need any extra motivation for the Dallas Cowboys' NFC East showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

A Dallas loss to the division rivals would hand the Eagles a stranglehold on the division heading into Thanksgiving.

"I definitely checked out the Eagles", Prescott said.

Adrian Clayborn recorded six sacks against the Cowboys on Sunday, just the fourth such game in the history of the NFL.

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The Cowboys (5-4) are doing the math on how to get in the postseason because they are now on the outside looking in. It's a huge game. Second to that, it's the Eagles.

With the way the Cowboys have played in the past without Sean Lee, and due to their star running back missing at least the next three and possibly five games, and not to mention their future hall of fame left tackle being hampered by a groin injury, Dallas cannot afford to be without the linebacker for an extended period of time. It's a rivalry, and they are leading our division right now. If the Cowboys are to make a serious run at the division, a win this Sunday would be a good place to start. This one it holds a lot of importance in it. He left the game with eight this season.

The Falcons throttled the Cowboys at home over the weekend, sacking them eight times during their 27-7 win. So we have to do what we can and beat them. Lee pulled his hamstring in the game against Atlanta, while Smith is dealing with a back injury and a groin strain.

I think that's going to be a point of contention all week long.

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