Dak Prescott: Whatever else happens, we’ve got to win and build momentum

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The Cowboys have a chance of ending Week 18 as the NFC East champs and the top seed in the NFC, but quarterback Dak Prescott said that isn’t the focus for the team as they move toward Sunday’s game against the Commanders.

Winning the division would take a Cowboys win and an Eagles loss to the Giants. If both of those things happen and the 49ers also lose to the Cardinals, the Cowboys would be the No. 1 seed.

With the Giants likely to rest a number of starters and the Cardinals way out of the running with a depleted roster, neither outcome is probable and that’s why Prescott is setting different goals for this weekend.

“We’ve got to win,” Prescott said, via the team’s website. “The focus first and foremost is to win, play well, and build momentum. And if we win the division title that’s not necessarily up to us at this point. We’ve just got to go in and take care of our business.”

The Cowboys are currently the No. 5 seed and staying there would set them up for a trip to Tampa in the Wild Card round. They don’t have a good history against Tom Brady-led teams, including a season-opening loss this season, so anything they can do this weekend to make sure they’re on an upward trajectory will be a welcome development in Dallas.

Dak Prescott: Whatever else happens, we’ve got to win and build momentum originally appeared on Pro Football Talk