Tonni Shook: If I am being honest, Jerry, I don’t see it happening this year. If the Cowboys had beat Arizona, like they should have, and maintained a 12 point lead over the Giants AT HOME, then yes, I could see them making the playoffs. Tampa Bay SHOULD be a win, but I see the Eagles – bad match up – and the Giants in New York, as two more losses. The Cowboys are not playing like a playoff team and until they get some fire in their collective bellies, we will have to wait until next year.
Robert Diton: This question is almost unfair, given what happened on Sunday night. I have pondered this question for days now, with my head and my heart battling back and forth. To me, it all depends on what happens against Tampa Bay. If the Cowboys can snap out of the their funk, and go to TB fierce and angry and lay a hurting down, then obviously we will get much-needed confidence back. Hopefully, then, we can carry that against Philadelphia and NYG to end the season. If we play TB like we played Miami, Arizona, or Washington, then of course it all depends if we get the W. That’s the most important thing and that’s what needs to happen on Saturday, regardless of anything else that happens. So, Jerry, do I think the Cowboys can still make the playoffs? Certainly. Will they? Only the team and their play will be able to answer that question.
Todd Toombs: Mathematically, yes. Realistically, no. The bigger question in my mind is does it matter at this point? Does anyone think that if they squeak into the playoffs by some miracle that they will be able to beat any of the other playoff teams? The Giants can stick out their chests as the new leaders of the NFC East (they own the tie breaker with the Cowboys), but they are cut from the same mold. Their defense won’t win them any playoff games either. So, if they end up winning the division, it will be a short stay in the post season for them as well.