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Current Record: 6-6
For all the flak they have gotten, the Cowboys certainly do not seem like a team that is one game back of the NFC East leaders.
In what is shaping up to be a photo finish, the Cowboys are reeling in the Giants while keeping pace with the Redskins. The road will not be easy against the Bengals, Steelers, Saints and aforementioned Redskins, but they can make it to the playoffs if they win with some help.
It's that winning part they just have not been able to get done consistently. Their remaining schedule is no picnic either.
More importantly, recent success might be a bit of a mirage.
The Cowboys might have clawed their way back to .500, going 3-1 in their past four games, but those victories came against the increasingly hapless Eagles twice and a Browns team that very nearly beat them at Cowboys Stadium.
Remaining Schedule (Prediction)
@ Cincinnati (L)
vs. Pittsburgh (W)
vs. New Orleans (L)
@ Washington (L)
Predicted Finish: 7-9