Predictor: Cowboys’ Playoff Odds are 63.37%
ESPN ran a post today showing the odds that contending teams have for making the playoffs. The 5-4 Cowboys are certainly in the mix, given that the team only trails the Giants by one game.
According to the ESPN report, which relies on a website known as numberFire, Dallas has a 63.37% chance of making the playoffs. The predictions also indicate that the Giants will have a collapse and miss the playoff altogether.
The Cowboys looked truly dominant against Buffalo and find themselves right in the thick of things in the NFC East. Dallas will benefit from a soft schedule the rest of the way, including games against the Redskins, Dolphins, Cardinals and Bucs.
Thus, though the Cowboys are predicted to finish at 9-7, Dallas will win the NFC East and enter the playoffs with the #4 seed. The Cowboys under this scenario would host Chicago in the first round of the playoffs.