The Eagles gifted the Cowboys with the NFC East title, a chance to play two playoff games at home, and the No. 2 rank. They went into Sunday on a 16-game winning streak.
The Cowboys have a great opportunity ahead of them, as they have done several times since their last Super Bowl win in 1995. They failed to emerge.
Dallas not only lost, but lost in embarrassing fashion, going out 48-32 with a quarterback starting its first postseason game. It's not that close and there's no doubt about it.
Owner Jerry Jones is doing a lot of soul-searching this offseason: Does he fire Mike McCarthy, who is 1-3 in the past three postseasons, including two losses at home? If he does, does he hand the team over to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has given up the most points in a playoff game in team history? Does he offer big money and salary cap space to Dak Prescott, who has nearly $60 million in cap space next season, throws two picks Sunday and is 2-5 in the postseason?
But Sunday was all about the Packers, who came into AT&T Stadium and kicked the Cowboys' butt.
Jordan Love, making his first career playoff start, completed 16 of 21 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns for a 157.2 passer rating.
Aaron Jones rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, and Romeo Tubbs caught six passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. Luke Musgrave and Dontaveon Wicks also had touchdown catches.
Zaire Alexander picked off Prescott at the Dallas 19, leading to a short touchdown drive, and Darnell Savage had a 64-yard pick-six. After the Cowboys scored on the final play of the half, the Packers led 27-7 at halftime.
He went 41-of-60 for 403 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, but the Cowboys' two touchdowns came in the fourth quarter after trailing 48-16.