Now to our last NFL preview, NBC’s look at Sunday Night Football which will involve the NFC East blood rivalry between Dallas and Washington. This will be the battle for the NFC East. This is not necessarily “loser go home” as the DC NFL Team can still make the playoffs with a loss depending on earlier action. The Dallas Cowboys will go home if they lose.
Al Michaels will call the game and be joined in the booth by Cris Collinsworth and on the sidelines by Michele Tafoya.
Bob Costas will be at the Stadium Formerly Known as Jack Kent Cooke in Landover, MD with analyst Hines Ward. And Dan Patrick will be in the NBC Sports’ New York studios for Football Night in America with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison.
Here’s NBC’s press release.
WASHINGTON HOSTS DALLAS TO DETERMINE NFC EAST CHAMPION IN FINAL “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” GAME OF 2012 SEASON
Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET
Sunday Night Football Extra to Live Stream Dallas-Washington on NBCSports.com
NEW YORK – December 26, 2012 – Dallas travels to FedExField in Landover, Md., to take on Washington on Sunday Night Football in a game that will determine the NFC East champion. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
The victor of the Dallas-Washington matchup will win the division title and move into the playoffs. Dallas can only advance to the postseason as the NFC East champion. Washington can advance as either a division winner or as a Wild Card team, if both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings lose in their respective Sunday afternoon games.
Calling the game is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.
Football Night in America is hosted by 24-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from FedExField in Landover, Md. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth and Hines Ward, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC’s Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report on Eagles-Giants, from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and Alex Flanagan will report on Packers-Vikings, from Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn.
Florio, Dungy and Harrison on Cowboys-Redskins:
And we’ll complete the NFL posts with the Week 17 Viewing Guide.