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NFL Playoff Preview: How to Watch Former Cowboys in the Divisional Round

A handful of former Pokes will be in action this weekend.




The divisional round of the NFL playoffs commences on Saturday and several former Cowboys’ teams are still in the hunt for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Let’s take a look at this weekend’s slate of games featuring former Pokes and how to watch them.

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers

Who to watch: Dan Bailey
How: NBC
When: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3:35 p.m. CST

Preview: The Vikings pulled off an overtime upset in New Orleans with some thanks to the former Oklahoma State’s lone Lou Groza winner. Bailey knocked down both of his field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder, and both extra point attempts in the 26-20 victory.

The Vikings will need to stay hot on the road when they head to Santa Clara to face the NFC’s top-seeded 49ers. San Francisco is 6-2 in Levi Stadium and Minnesota was 4-4 on the road before last week’s win over the Saints.

Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens

Who to watch: Justice Hill
How: CBS
When: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:15 p.m.

Prewiew: The Ravens boast the AFC’s top seed and, now with perennial favorites New England out of the picture, are the favorite to come out of the conference. But buried on their running back depth chart is rookie Justice Hill.

After turning heads in the preseason, Justice failed to really break out in Year 1. But that’s no knock on the rookie. He’s behind a Pro Bowler in Mark Ingram and second-year rusher Gus Edwards in running back reps, all while his quarterback Lamar Jackson leads the team in rushing.

Justice has put up 225 yards and two touchdowns as the Raven’s fourth option, but is one play away from an increased role — which could be in play given Ingram’s recent calf injury. If nothing else, the experience of postseason football can only help the young rookie.

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs

Who to watch: Tyreek Hill
How: CBS
When: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2:05 p.m.

Preview: Tyreek put up pedestrian numbers by his standards after returning from injury in the last half of the season. He only has two receiving touchdowns in the last five games since returning.

Kansas City may need a big game from its most dynamic playmaker with the Texans visiting. Houston handed the Chiefs one of their three home losses this year.

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers

Who to watch: Tre Flowers
How: FOX
When: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5:40 p.m.

Preview: The Seahawks were one late play away from earning a division title and home field advantage this weekend two weeks ago before their season finale, and final drive, finished just short. That loss sent the Seahawks to Philly for a Wild Card matchup.

The beat-up ‘Hawks took care of the beat-up Eagles and now head to Green Bay to face the Packers which means Tre Flowers will have his work cut for him with Aaron Rodgers and Co. The Packers finished their regular season on a five-game winning streak.


A handful of Pokes will be supporting their teams from the sideline or at home due to injuries: Chris Carson (Seahawks), Emmanuel Ogbah (Chiefs) and Lane Taylor (Packers).

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