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Eagles-Cowboys moved to Sunday night

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December 23, 2013 08:44 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Philadelphia and Dallas for the NFC East title is being moved to prime time on NBC next Sunday night.

For the third straight year, the Cowboys will play a division rival in the finale with the East championship at stake. Philadelphia (9-6) leads Dallas (8-7) by one game, with the winner moving into the playoffs and the loser being eliminated.

So the NFL switched the game to 8:30 p.m. ET at the Cowboys' stadium.

Also moving are Buffalo at New England on CBS and Tampa Bay at New Orleans on Fox to 4:25 p.m. ET.

Green Bay (7-7-1) at Chicago (8-7) for the NFC North championship also will be a 4:25 p.m. ET game on Fox. The loser misses the playoffs.

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NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp.; CBS is part of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox Inc.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org