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If The Playoffs Started Today: The Beginning Of The End Of The Dallas Cowboys Edition


While the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots stole the Week 13 headlines after their instant classic on Sunday, a familiar song is set to begin in Dallas.

Once upon a time, the Dallas Cowboys appeared to be a shoe-in to reach the playoffs (and stop me if you’ve heard this before) but a late-season swoon appears to threaten their postseason hopes.

After the Eagles clubbed the Cowboys 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day, Dallas finds themselves outside of the playoff race.

Their upcoming schedule is far from easy. It begins on Thursday at Chicago; followed by their Thanksgiving rematch with the Eagles in Philadelphia; a home date with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts; and then a regular season finale against the Washington Redskins.

Incredibly, another 8-8 finish seems quite possible.


#1 – New England Patriots  (AFC East champion, bye)

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

#3 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North champion)

#4 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion)

#5  – San Diego Chargers (Wild Card)

#6 –  Miami Dolphins (Wild Card)


#1 – Arizona Cardinals  (NFC East champion, bye)

#2 – Green Bay Packers (NFC North champion, bye)

#3 – Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East champion)

#4 – Atlanta Falcons  (NFC South champion)

#5 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)

#6 – Detroit Lions (Wild Card)


SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 4:30PM – #6 Miami Dolphins at #3 Cincinnati Bengals (NBC)*

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 8:00PM – #6 Detroit Lions at #3 Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 1:00PM – #5 Seattle Seahawks at #4 Atlanta Falcons (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 4:30PM – #5 San Diego Chargers at #4 Indianapolis Colts (CBS)

*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”


SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – ATL/SEA/DET at #1 Arizona Cardinals (CBS)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 8PM – CIN/IND/SD at #2 Denver (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 1PM – IND/SD/MIA at #1 New England (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 4:30PM – ATL/SEA/DET at #1 Green Bay  (FOX)


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