Cowboys eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Seahawks

The NFL's Christmas Eve schedule is over, as are the Dallas Cowboys' playoff hopes.

The Seahawks (9-6) stayed alive in the NFC wild-card race, beating Dallas (8-7) 21-12. They play Arizona next week, and are battling the Falcons (9-6), who play Carolina, for the final NFC spot. The Falcons, who beat Seattle earlier in the season, own the tiebreaker.

The Jaguars clinched the AFC South earlier when Tennessee lost. But Jacksonville's 44-33 loss at San Francisco clinched a bye for New England.

The other late game featured two non-playoff teams, as Arizona shutout the Giants 23-0.