BUT ... since the NFC East is pathetic, the Eagles are actually still in position to win the division. Lol. It’s as simple as the Eagles winning their final four remaining games. Here’s a look at their schedule:
And here’s a look at the Cowboys’ remaining schedule:
Let’s say the Cowboys win all their remaining non-Eagles games but lose in Philly. They’d finish the season at 9-7. Let’s also say the Eagles win out and reach 9-7. The head-to-head tiebreaker would be split between the two teams. The division games record would also be split at 5-1. The third tiebreaker would come down to the common games record and the Eagles still have a one game advantage there even after losing to Miami:
Cowboys beat and Eagles lost to — Lions, Dolphins
And so the Eagles’ playoff hopes could still very well come down to beating the Cowboys.
... or not, because it’s entirely possible the Eagles could lose to the Giants and/or Washington before they even get to Week 16.
And even if the Eagles make the playoffs, who are they beating if they get there?
NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
1 - San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
2 - New Orleans Saints (10-2)
3 - Green Bay Packers (9-3)
4 - Dallas Cowboys (8-6)
5 - Seattle Seahawks (9-2)
6 - Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
7 - Los Angeles Rams (6-5)
8 - Chicago Bears (6-6)
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
10 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
11 - Carolina Panthers (5-7)
12 - Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1)
13 - Detroit Lions (3-8-1)
14 - Atlanta Falcons (3-9)
15 - Washington (3-9)
16 - New York Giants (2-10)
If you’re understandably sick of the playoff talk and you’re already looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft, well, the Eagles are currently projected to pick No. 12 overall in the first round.
Current draft order via Tankathon: