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The Cowboys (6-9) would certainly have been removed from NFL playoff opinion in 2020 had they shed to the 49ers in your home last Sunday. Yet rather, their Week 15 win provided a brand-new lease on life in a frustrating, injury-riddled period. They took a whole lot even more breaths by likewise defeating (as well as getting rid of) the Eagles to survive in Week 16.
The NFC East title is still accessible after first-place Washington (6-9) shed successive video games to the Seahawks and also Panthers. The Giants (5-10) shed once again to the Ravens in Week 16. That mix of occasions raised the Cowboys right into 2nd location entering into Week 17.
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The Cowboys obtained brushed up by Washington, yet they completed with an opportunity to move the Giants (at New york city) following Sunday.
A 7-9 Cowboys group can take the East in 2020 after completing 2nd at 8-8 last period. Right here"s what demands to take place for Dallas to conserve its period with Mike McCarthy and also without Dak Prescott:
1. Cowboys triumph to reach 7-9
The Cowboys can not win the department at 6-10 since they shed the neck and neck sudden death to Washington as well as in case of a three-way connection with the Giants, the Cowboys would certainly have a minimal divison document than both groups. So as 1-1 will certainly not suffice, there continues to be absolutely no margin for mistake.
Since the Cowboys have actually made it through and also remain in advance of the Eagles, their following straight objective would certainly be getting rid of the Giants at 5-11.
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The Cowboys would certainly be doing Washington"s grunt work by defeating the Eagles as well as Giants in the last 2 video games. Dallas then requires aid from host Philadelphia in the type of the Eagles defeating Washington in Week 17. The Cowboys have to end up a video game in advance to swipe the department since they shed two times to Washington this period.
WFT has actually been preferred versus the Panthers, however didn"t stand an opportunity as a result of injuries to Washington"s crime, specifically to quarterback Alex Smith as well as pass receiver Terry McLaurin.
The Cowboys require to look after their very own organization, as well as hope Washington remains in free-fall. Shedding Dak Prescott and also battling under initial train Mike McCarthy at midseason, conserving their period with a journey to the playoffs is unexpectedly, unbelievably, within the Cowboys" views.