ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East division title for a spot in the playoffs after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20 on Sunday.

In what has been a topsy-turvy season for Dallas, the team will now look forward to a home matchup in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

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The Cowboys were led by a strong performance from their defense which included two huge fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 69 yards for a touchdown courtesy of linebacker Jaylon Smith.

The Dallas offense, however, looked to struggle at times to get down the field as they held on to a lead through most of the game against the Bucs.

Quarterback Dak Prescott led the offense with a rushing touchdown in the first quarter and a passing one in the third. Prescott’s passing touchdown can also be credited to defensive end Randy Gregory, who recovered a fumble by Bucs’ quarterback Jameis Winston.

In what seemed improbable at times especially during the first half of the season, the Cowboys used a five-game winning streak to make their way into the postseason. Key wins against the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins helped the team clinch the division.

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Dallas will now await who their playoff opponent will be as they head into their final game of the regular season against the New York Giants.