Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his team’s brass have made a “significant step” toward winning the Super Bowl with the victory of the season-opening season-opener over the New York Giants, the NFL announced Tuesday.
The Cowboys (9-1) clinched their first-ever Super Bowl berth after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-17 in the third quarter.
The win puts Dallas within one victory of winning the division, which is currently tied for first place with New England (8-2) for the final wild-card spot in the NFC.
The league will televise a “Monday Night Football” rematch of the Superdome tilt on January 2 at 4:25 p.m.
The game will air on CBS, Fox and NBC.
The NFL and the Cowboys declined to disclose any salary-cap information for the game.
Jones is the first owner in league history to win the Superbowl after having a losing season.
He was the Cowboys’ general manager for three seasons between 2004 and 2008.
He left the team in the middle of last season and has since been an adviser to Jones.
The victory also comes after the Cowboys made some changes to their roster.
Former running back Alfred Morris, a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma, is now the starting running back after the team announced the signing of former San Francisco 49ers tight end Zach Miller.
Miller and Morris were the only new faces to the roster after the departure of former running back Trent Richardson and wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Miller and Morris, who were traded from the New England Patriots earlier this offseason, were among the players that signed with the Cowboys in recent weeks.
The team’s new starting quarterback is a former first-round draft pick from Notre Dame named Dak Prescott.
The team also added running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
The Giants (5-9), who lost to the Cowboys on Monday night, are the only team that has yet to defeat the Cowboys.
The teams last meeting came in December 2016, when the Cowboys beat the Giants 21-13 in New Orleans.
The Cowboys won that game 24-17.
The NFC West is currently one game behind the NFC East and is within one game of the NFC North.
The division will remain in play until Jan. 2.