Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this weekend

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December is the time of year when we start looking ahead in earnest to which teams are going to make the playoffs and what needs to happen in order for them to make the playoffs.

The NFL announces the possible playoff clinching scenarios on a weekly basis and the first one was released on Tuesday. It’s a brief release as there’s just one team in position to punch a ticket to the playoffs this weekend.

To no surprise, it is the team with the best record in the league. The 10-1 Cowboys could end Week 14 with a playoff spot in their grasp and there are two ways to make that happen with both requiring the Cowboys to beat the Vikings in Minnesota on Thursday night.

Assuming the Cowboys win, they’ll advance to the playoffs with a Redskins loss or a Buccaneers loss or tie. That will book them at least a Wild Card spot, but the division will remain up for grabs for at least a while longer regardless of how things go down this weekend.

14 responses to “Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this weekend

  1. metalup666 says:
    Nov 29, 2016 1:08 PM
    “No defense has truely figured that offense out yet.”

    Sure they have. They just haven’t been able to stop it.
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    Agreed. I think although Zak and Zeke play really well together, the Cowboys current position has more to do with opposing teams haven’t beaten them rather than the Cowboys having won. They have given up lots of opportunities each game but the opposition hasn’t capitalized.
    I suspect that will happen in the playoffs though. Kinda of like the Panthers. When they will be beaten, they will be trounced.

  2. raiderrob21 says:
    Nov 29, 2016 1:29 PM
    That is because their division is so weak and the NFC as a whole is really no good.
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    NFC East – 29-14-1
    AFC West – 29-15
    Cowboys vs AFC 4-0

    Hmmmm…….

  3. The Vikes haven’t been too stout against the run the last few games — Thursday will be a challenge.

  4. rootpain says:
    Nov 29, 2016 1:30 PM

    Agreed. I think although Zak and Zeke play really well together, the Cowboys current position has more to do with opposing teams haven’t beaten them rather than the Cowboys having won. They have given up lots of opportunities each game but the opposition hasn’t capitalized.
    I suspect that will happen in the playoffs though. Kinda of like the Panthers. When they will be beaten, they will be trounced.
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    I don’t know what games you’ve been watching but aside from a game or two early in the season, the Cowboys have been EARNING their wins. Yes, their defense is suspect, but that offense……The offense answers the bell over, and over, and over. Just look at the last 3 games. Down late twice in Pittsburgh, they drove right down the field and took the game. Against the Ravens(#1 ranked defense), the Cowboys offense owned them in the 2nd half. On only 3 drives, they had the ball for over 20 minutes, scored 17 points. The redskins scored 3 td’s in the 4th quarter, and the Cowboys answered them every time and closed out the game. Not saying the Cowboys are unbeatable, but nothing we’ve seen from them suggests they will simply fold in the playoffs, that’s just wishful thinking if you’re a Cowboys hater.

  5. Rayne Dakota and Elliott are not that good. The line is that great. No one has either the time nor holes these two clowns have. This team will go as far as the o-line takes them and it could be deep. HTTR

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