By Peter Gleason

If the NFL playoffs started today, the Eagles would be the NFC’s No. 3 seed and host the Cowboys in the first round at the Linc.

However, the playoffs don’t start for another 47 days, so none of this matters.

The Eagles (7-3) are tied with Dallas (7-3) atop the NFC East, but currently have the tie-breaker of a better division record. The Eagles are 2-0 within the NFC East, while Dallas is 1-1, with a loss to Washington.

The Eagles and Cowboys play twice in 17 days, beginning with the Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas.

However, if the playoffs started today, or if the season ends the way it is now, the Eagles would host Dallas in the first round of the playoffs at the Linc.

In the other first round NFC playoff game, Green Bay (7-3), as the No. 5 seed, would visit Atlanta (4-6), the winner of the NFC South.

Arizona (9-1) and Detroit (7-3) would be the top two seeds and receive first-round byes.

The Lions hold the tie-breaker over Green Bay in the NFC North by virtue of a head-to-head win, and hold the tie-breaker over the Eagles for the No. 2 seed by virtue of a better conference record.

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