If the Cowboys lose Sunday, they will play at Minnesota or at Arizona in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Eagles earn a first-round bye with a victory. If the Cowboys win, they could host Philadelphia or Green Bay in a wild-card game. Or they could earn a first-round bye.
Dallas needs to beat the Eagles and have Minnesota AND Arizona lose to get next week off.
Wade Phillips said Thursday that the Cowboys will have Monday off if they play Saturday. They will have their regular Tuesday off day otherwise. The NFL will announce next week's playoff schedule on Sunday night.
-- Charean Williams