A Potentially Depressing Playoff Picture for the Cowboys
If yesterday’s loss to the Giants wasn’t bad enough, consider this:
The Cowboys could rather easily go from being division leaders to being a
team barely holding on to a playoff spot.
(1) The Cowboys lose to the Chargers, causing the Cowboys to fall to 8-5; and
(2) The Giants beat the Eagles, making both teams 8-5; and
(3) The Packers beat the Bears, making the Packers 9-4.
The Packers will have the inside track for the first wildcard spot. Moreover,
the Packers hold the tiebreaker over the Cowboys thanks to Green Bay’s win over
The Giants would lead the NFC East, thanks to a 4-1 division record.
The Cowboys would still have the #6 spot in the NFC, thanks to the win
earlier this year over the Eagles. But consider this: the Cowboys have to play
the Saints in week 15, while the Eagles face San Francisco.
The bottom line is that Dallas has four must-win games coming up. A 10-6
record is probably not good enough to make the playoffs.