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If The Playoffs Started Today: The Dallas Cowboys Edition



Shockingly, the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys have the best record in football through the first seven games of the season.

Is this a mirage?

Maybe, maybe not.

Either way, it appears the Cowboys will have to pull one of the great gag jobs in league history to miss out on the playoffs.

It’s time for our first look at the playoff picture and in accordance, an imaginary television schedule.

Let the over reactionary prognostication begin!


#1 – Denver Broncos  (AFC West champion, bye)

#2 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion, bye)

#3 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion)

#4 – Baltimore Ravens (AFC North champion)

#5  – San Diego Chargers (Wild Card)

#6 –  Cincinnati Bengals (Wild Card)


#1 – Dallas Cowboys  (NFC East champion, bye)

#2 – Arizona Cardinals (NFC West champion, bye)

#3 – Detroit Lions (NFC North champion)

#4 – Carolina Panthers  (NFC East champion)

#5 – Philadelphia Eagles (Wild Card)

#6 – Green Bay Packers (Wild Card)


SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 4:30PM – #5 San Diego Chargers  at #4 Baltimore Ravens (NBC)*

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 8:00PM – #5 Philadelphia Eagles at #4 Carolina Panthers (NBC)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 1:00PM – #6 San Francisco 49ers at #3 Detroit Lions (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 4:30PM – #6 Cincinnati Bengals at #3 New England Patriots (CBS)

*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”


SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – DET/CAR/PHI at #2 Arizona (FOX)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 8PM – BAL/SD/CIN at #1 Denver (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 1PM – NE/BAL/SD at #2 Indianapolis (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 4:30PM – CAR/PHI/GB at #1 Dallas (FOX)

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