Everything we learned from the NFL’s wildcard weekend

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Six wild-card playoff games, including a Monday night for the first time in NFL history, featured a few official and play-calling controversies and a handful of proven truths as we move closer to figuring out Super Bowl contestants LVI on February 13 in Los Angeles.

Here are seven takeaways and observations from the three-day opening weekend after the season:

Dak Prescott No. 4 of the Dallas Cowboys battles with the ball in the final game of the game against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
Dak Prescott.
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1. These two give-up sneaks, which the Giants called the previous weekend, will at least not go down as the most embarrassing and eerie quarterback races of the 2021 season, not after Dallas coach Mike McCarthy signed offensive coordinator Kellen Moores decision to go with a quarterback draw by Dak Prescott from the opposite 41-yard line down by six points with 14 seconds left of their loss to the 49ers.


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