Cowboys Will Host Playoffs With These 3 Wins

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October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys gang tackle Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Damaris Johnson (13) on a kick off return during the second half action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports


A win in the finale over the Philadelphia Eagles would give the Cowboys a series sweep and the head-to-head tie-breaker.

In order to topple the 8-8 Cowboys, the Eagles would need a 9-7 or better record.

Sitting at 4-5 now, another loss to Dallas would give them no less than 6 total losses.  In this simulation, that moves them to 4-6 at the moment.

To achieve the required 9-7 mark, the Eagles must gather a minimum of 5 wins over their remaining 6 games (non-Cowboys).

Road:  Green Bay (minus Rodgers) ,  Minnesota

Home:  Washington,  Arizona,  Detroit, Chicago

Sure it is possible to lose only 1 of those 6 games, yet highly unlikely.  For a team already with 5 losses in 9 contests, do we really see them taking 3 of 4 from the potent NFC North.

The top 3 teams in the NFC North have a combined 15-9 record.  The division overall is 2nd in the NFC in combined record (16-16).

If Dallas beats Philly in the finale to reach 8-8, it’s a giant longshot these Eagles win 5 of 6 of their other remaining games to acquire a 9-7 record.

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