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MNF: Cowboys vs Lions Game Thread

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Monday Night Football, Week 16. Tonight the Detroit Lions travel deep into the heart of Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Only one team has all that much at stake in this game. The Dallas Cowboys have already secured the number one overall seed in the NFC playoffs and home field advantage throughout. Though the Cowboys will start the game with their usual starters on the field, it would not be surprising to see backups filter in at some point, particularly if the game is not close.

Whether the Lions win or lose against the Cowboys, they will be playing the Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North next week either way. Of course seeding still matters, and the Lions could still finish the regular season as the number two seed in the playoffs with a first round bye, so that's something the Lions should be motivated by.

A late season Monday Night Football game between potentially the first and second seeds in the NFC playoffs sounds like some good football to me. We may well see a rematch in just a few weeks down the road, with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

Enjoy the game everybody. As always we ask that you neither ask for nor provide illegal streaming links.