Cold Weather Expected for Cowboys-Redskins Finale, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistDecember 26, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 7:  Fans brave the cold weather at the New York Giants verses Washington Redskins game on December 7, 2003 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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I know this probably won't shock anyone except Lloyd Christmas, but it could be a factor so we'll relay word from CSN Washington's Rich Tandler that this week's NFC East championship game between the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys could have freezing temperatures. 

The forecast calls for snow on the weekend in D.C., according to Tandler. But while that's expected to clear up before the game, which was flexed into prime time, a cold front could make it quite uncomfortable Sunday night. 

Tandler says the current high is forecasted to be 37 degrees, which is just a notch above freezing. But the move to an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff surely will cool things down even more. 

Neither team has played in freezing temperatures this season, according to the game books provided by the NFL


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.


Dallas Cowboys

From's Todd Archer: DeMarcus Ware isn't healthy, but he'll play Sunday night.

From Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News: Can DeMarco Murray get back on track against the 'Skins?


New York Giants

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News looks at some of the tough roster decisions the Giants have to make this offseason.

From Paul Schwartz of the New York Post: It isn't easy finding a Giants player who's had a great season.


Philadelphia Eagles

It was a small sample size, but CSN Philly's Reuben Frank concludes that based on the numbers available, Nick Foles had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.

From's Sheil Kapadia: The Eagles are risking $3 million by starting Michael Vick over Trent Edwards in the season finale.


Washington Redskins

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times has a closer look at Alfred Morris, who is about to break the team's single-season rushing record.

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: One team really not enjoying Washington's surprisingly strong season? The St. Louis Rams.