By Fred Schawger.
Dallas in jeopardy of missing the playoffs?
At 8-4, one must think that I’m talking crazy. But really, let’s really consider this for a moment. Dallas plays three teams (San Diego, New Orleans and Philadelphia) over the next four weeks that are a combined 29-7. The fourth team is a Washington Redskins team that took New Orleans to OT and nearly beat Dallas in their last meeting.
The wildcard race is essentially narrowed to Green Bay, Philadelphia, New York and Dallas. With Atlanta losing to Philadelphia this week their playoff hopes became slim, as both New York and Philadelphia hold tiebreakers on them, and they are two games back on Green Bay.
Now, Dallas has to finish the season on a 3-1 note in order to secure a spot. If they go 2-2 over the stretch and find themselves in a tie with the Giants (who, now at 7-5, have a better chance of winning three of their next four to finish 10-6 with the opponents they face), then Dallas should be the odd man out. Dallas is on the wrong side of a tiebreaker with Green Bay as well...