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Sunday Night Football open thread: Cowboys at Raiders

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Finish your football Sunday with an intriguing NFC vs. AFC matchup.

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 has been a fun one. We kicked things off with some Thursday night game that I don’t immediately remember and don’t care to look up. Then our Detroit Lions owned the Bears the way they always seem to do.

Move to Sunday afternoon and we saw the Green Bay Packers’ playoff hopes (realistically) die at the hands of Aaron Rodgers’ three interceptions, a wild finish between the Steelers and Patriots (gotta love that Calvin Johnson rule) and a completely destruction of the Seattle Seahawks at the hands of a really good-looking Rams team.

Now let’s finish this Sunday with a pretty meaningless game. The Dallas Cowboys (7-6) are still clinging to playoff hopes, but their odds are even longer than the Lions. The Oakland Raiders (6-7) are still technically alive, but they’re going to need a lot of help to get there.

A Cowboys win actually helps the Lions in a very, very roundabout way, but it’s so unlikely that you may as well root against Dallas because no one likes the Cowboys.

Here’s how to watch:

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum—Oakland, CA
Date/Time: Sunday, December 17, 2017 — 8:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Online streaming: NBC Sports, NFL Game Pass (Live audio, replay after it's over)
Odds: Cowboys by 3
SB Nation blogs: Silver and Black Pride (Raiders)Blogging The Boys (Cowboys)