So, remember when the Dallas Cowboys rolled into Seattle earlier this season and beat the Seahawks?
Welp, that could be one of the pivotal games on the NFC’s wild road to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
After Dallas defeated Philadelphia 38-27 on Sunday night, they catapulted into first place in the NFC East, the Cowboys are in a position to win their division with a pair of wins…and home-field advantage.
Here’s what needs to happen:
1. First and foremost, Dallas needs to win their final two games – vs. Indianapolis and at Washington.
2. Detroit needs to lose one of their final two games (at Chicago and at Green Bay).
3. Arizona needs to lose next week to Seattle.
4. The Packers can’t win the NFC North record with a 12-4 record.
Where Dallas is going to struggle is breaking ties with anyone as it relates to their conference record. The Cowboys are only 7-4 in the NFC.
In short, if Dallas and Seattle are the only two division winners left standing in the NFC with 12-4 records – which is far from impossible – it would be the Cowboys that would have home-field advantage.
Of course, all of this could be made mute if Dallas loses one of its final two games and thus, opening the door again for the Eagles to win the NFC East.