The Cowboys kept their NFC East hopes alive at least until Sunday with a 27-13 victory over the Titans.
The Cowboys improved to 12-4, a game and a half behind Philadelphia. The Eagles play the Saints on Sunday and need one win in their final two games to clinch the division and the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The struggling and underdog Titans had nothing to play for Thursday night, needing to beat Jacksonville in Week 18 to clinch the AFC South. They lost their sixth straight game, falling to 7-9.
If the Cowboys had any pregame thoughts about pulling a few key starters at halftime, it disappeared through three quarters of lackluster play. The Cowboys only led 10-6 at halftime after Dak Prescott turned the ball over three times.
They led just 17-13 in the fourth quarter.
However, the Cowboys scored back-to-back fourth-quarter touchdowns, with Dalton Schultz getting his second touchdown of the game and Brett Maher making his second field goal that went away.
Prescott went 29-of-41 for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also lost a fumble with center Tyler Biadas, who left in the third quarter on a cart with an ankle injury.
CeeDee Lamb caught 11 passes for 100 yards, Schultz 7 for 56 and TY Hilton 4 for 50.
Joshua Dobbs, making his first career start since arriving eight days ago, went 20-of-39 for 232 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He won the job next week, keeping rookie Malik Willis on the bench as the Titans try to extend their season without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, among others.
Titans quarterback Kevin Byard had two picks and six tackles for Prescott.