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    BTB: Cowboys playoff picture and rooting guide after the win over Washington

    Cowboys playoff picture and rooting guide after the win over Washington

    Yes, we must talk Cowboys playoffs possibilities.
    by Dave Halprin Dec 1, 2017, 9:30am CST

    If the Dallas Cowboys lost to Washington on Thursday night, the general consensus was their season was over. Conversely, that would mean if they won, then their season would still be alive even if by the slimmest of margins. They won, so for the moment we’re going to treat their season as living, therefore the playoffs are still out there, even if out there is really out there.

    Dallas is 6-6 and moved up one spot to ninth in the NFC, but only because Green Bay at 5-6 has yet to play this week. They hold the tiebreaker over Dallas, so worst-case scenario for Dallas, the Pack win, and the other wild card contenders win, and basically everything stays status quo. Dallas would be back in tenth, but with one less week to work with.

    There is also a best-case scenario for Dallas.

    For playoff rooting purposes, every Cowboys fan should focus on Atlanta (7-4), Seattle (7-4), Detroit (6-5) and Green Bay (5-6). Atlanta and Green Bay hold the tiebreaker over Dallas, so they need to finish at 9-7 or worse for Dallas to overtake them.

    This weekend:

    Atlanta (home) vs. Minnesota (1 PM ET FOX): Cowboys fans are Vikings fans this weekend. Skol!

    Seattle (home) vs. Philadelphia (8:30 PM ET NBC): Suck it up Cowboys fans and root for the... hard... to... say... Eagles.

    Detroit (away) vs. Baltimore (1 PM ET FOX): Go Ravens. They will try to hold on to their AFC Wild Card spot and do the ‘Boys a favor.

    Green Bay (home) vs. Tampa Bay (1 PM ET FOX): Maybe the Bucs can steal a win, last thing we need is Aaron Rodgers returning with the team still in it. Avoid the rush Green Bay, start losing now.

    That’s your weekend rooting guide, if you believe the Cowboys still have a shot.

    Here are the current NFC playoff standings:

    Eagles 10-1
    Vikings (9-2)
    Rams (8-3)
    Saints (8-3)
    Panthers (8-3)
    Falcons (7-4)
    Seahawks (7-4)
    Lions (6-5)
    Cowboys (6-6)
    Packers (5-6)
    Cardinals (5-6)

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    Personally I rooting for Carson Wentz to break his leg and the Eagles to lose out. Then we could win the division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostxn View Post
    Cowboys playoff picture and rooting guide after the win over Washington

    Yes, we must talk Cowboys playoffs possibilities.
    by Dave Halprin Dec 1, 2017, 9:30am CST

    If the Dallas Cowboys lost to Washington on Thursday night, the general consensus was their season was over. Conversely, that would mean if they won, then their season would still be alive even if by the slimmest of margins. They won, so for the moment we’re going to treat their season as living, therefore the playoffs are still out there, even if out there is really out there.

    Dallas is 6-6 and moved up one spot to ninth in the NFC, but only because Green Bay at 5-6 has yet to play this week. They hold the tiebreaker over Dallas, so worst-case scenario for Dallas, the Pack win, and the other wild card contenders win, and basically everything stays status quo. Dallas would be back in tenth, but with one less week to work with.

    There is also a best-case scenario for Dallas.

    For playoff rooting purposes, every Cowboys fan should focus on Atlanta (7-4), Seattle (7-4), Detroit (6-5) and Green Bay (5-6). Atlanta and Green Bay hold the tiebreaker over Dallas, so they need to finish at 9-7 or worse for Dallas to overtake them.

    This weekend:

    Atlanta (home) vs. Minnesota (1 PM ET FOX): Cowboys fans are Vikings fans this weekend. Skol!

    Seattle (home) vs. Philadelphia (8:30 PM ET NBC): Suck it up Cowboys fans and root for the... hard... to... say... Eagles.

    Detroit (away) vs. Baltimore (1 PM ET FOX): Go Ravens. They will try to hold on to their AFC Wild Card spot and do the ‘Boys a favor.

    Green Bay (home) vs. Tampa Bay (1 PM ET FOX): Maybe the Bucs can steal a win, last thing we need is Aaron Rodgers returning with the team still in it. Avoid the rush Green Bay, start losing now.

    That’s your weekend rooting guide, if you believe the Cowboys still have a shot.

    Here are the current NFC playoff standings:

    Eagles 10-1
    Vikings (9-2)
    Rams (8-3)
    Saints (8-3)
    Panthers (8-3)
    Falcons (7-4)
    Seahawks (7-4)
    Lions (6-5)
    Cowboys (6-6)
    Packers (5-6)
    Cardinals (5-6)

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    Personally I rooting for Carson Wentz to break his leg and the Eagles to lose out. Then we could win the division.
    You want the leg broken on or off the field?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    You want the leg broken on or off the field?
    Not picky. I'll even splint it for him.

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    @ cowboys fans out there still thinking playoffs for us because we beat a bad redskins team suffering endless injuries in game.

    What... next week when we win two in a row against the hapless Giants, will idiots be claiming were Super Bowl bound?

    This season is over, ya fucks. We're just kiling our draft position now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    @ cowboys fans out there still thinking playoffs for us because we beat a bad redskins team suffering endless injuries in game.

    What... next week when we win two in a row against the hapless Giants, will idiots be claiming were Super Bowl bound?

    This season is over, ya fucks. We're just kiling our draft position now.
    Killjoy. It ain't over until it's over fucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    @ cowboys fans out there still thinking playoffs for us because we beat a bad redskins team suffering endless injuries in game.

    What... next week when we win two in a row against the hapless Giants, will idiots be claiming were Super Bowl bound?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    @ cowboys fans out there still thinking playoffs for us because we beat a bad redskins team suffering endless injuries in game.

    What... next week when we win two in a row against the hapless Giants, will idiots be claiming were Super Bowl bound?

    This season is over, ya fucks. We're just kiling our draft position now.
    Yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    @ cowboys fans out there still thinking playoffs for us because we beat a bad redskins team suffering endless injuries in game.

    What... next week when we win two in a row against the hapless Giants, will idiots be claiming were Super Bowl bound?

    This season is over, ya fucks. We're just kiling our draft position now.
    I'll root for a win next week. And then if we win that game I'll root for a win against the Raiders.

    The real question is, if we lose to the Giants, do I just root for losses the rest of the way. No way 9-7 gets you in the playoffs and we'd be better off with a high draft pick and a 6-10 season as opposed to 9-7 and missing the playoffs. Honestly if we lose to the Giants, I'm not sure how closely I'll even watch the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    I'll root for a win next week. And then if we win that game I'll root for a win against the Raiders.

    The real question is, if we lose to the Giants, do I just root for losses the rest of the way. No way 9-7 gets you in the playoffs and we'd be better off with a high draft pick and a 6-10 season as opposed to 9-7 and missing the playoffs. Honestly if we lose to the Giants, I'm not sure how closely I'll even watch the games.
    I can't see us losing to the Giants. That team has quit and they will be starting a fairly shit QB. If we do, yeah it's over, over, over. The real test will be the Raiders. That's going to be a must win against a team that can punch back. If we can win that, get Zeke back, we should be in shape to win out and maybe, just maybe make some noise in the post-season. But obviously Dak is going to have to come out of his hole these next two games. He still was pretty average last night.

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