How the Dallas Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this weekend

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The NFC's road to the Super Bowl will likely travel through Dallas. 

The Cowboys can become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff spot this weekend with their 11th consecutive win Thursday against the Minnesota Vikings and some help from the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals. 

The NFL announced the possible playoff clinching scenarios on Tuesday, stating if the Cowboys win and see either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose or tie or the Washington Redskins lose it would mean the Cowboys could end Week 14 with a guaranteed wild-card spot. 

The Cowboys are vying for more, however, currently holding the best record in the NFL and the top seed in the NFC by 2 1/2 games over the Seattle Seahawks.