Let me set this up for you- back in 1999, the Cowboys were going to make the playoffs in the NFC with a win. Here’s the thing- they played in the later game while Green Bay and Carolina played their games earlier. If Dallas lost, those other two teams could get into the playoffs with a win and winning the tie-breaker against each other, which was net points within the conference. I know this is confusing but basically, both teams wanted to win by as much as they could, so craziness ensued. Enjoy:
For the record, Dallas won their late game and made the playoffs.