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Cowboys lose to Bears and give Eagles another chance to pull level in pitiful NFC East

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The division that no team truly deserves to win.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Does any team actually want to win the NFC East?! It sure doesn’t seem like it.

For the second week in a row, the Dallas Cowboys failed to extend their lead over the Philadelphia Eagles by losing a game they were favored to win. The Cowboys lost to Mitchell Trubisky (!) and the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football.

And so the 5-7 Eagles will once again have a chance to pull level with the 6-7 Cowboys if they win this week. The Birds are currently 9.5 point favorites over the New York Giants — who’ve lost eight games in a row — on Monday Night Football.

The Cowboys’ loss doesn’t change a ton for the Eagles in the sense that Philly probably still has to win their final four remaining games to win the division. Such a scenario would have the Eagles clinching the NFC East at 9-7 while Dallas go could 8-8 at best.

EAGLES’ FINAL FOUR GAMES

Week 14 - vs. New York Giants (2-10)
Week 15 - at Washington (3-9)
Week 16 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (6-7)
Week 17 - at New York Giants (2-10)

Dallas could give the Eagles more room for error if they end up losing to the Los Angeles Rams and/or Washington. That outcome doesn’t seem totally out of the question considering how the Cowboys are falling apart.

COWBOYS’ FINAL THREE GAMES

Week 15 - vs. Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
Week 16 - at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
Week 17 - vs. Washington (3-9)

Still, the Eagles shouldn’t be relying on the Cowboys to give them any more help than they already have. If the Birds are going to really make the playoffs, it’s time to do it by winning out.

Poll

Which team will win the NFC East?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Cowboys
    (698 votes)
  • 57%
    Eagles
    (2402 votes)
  • 25%
    Washington (actually still alive)
    (1067 votes)
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NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

1 - New Orleans Saints (10-2)
2 - Seattle Seahawks (10-2)
3 - Green Bay Packers (9-3)
4 - Dallas Cowboys (6-7)
5 - San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
6 - Minnesota Vikings (8-4)
...
7 - Los Angeles Rams (7-5)
8 - Chicago Bears (7-6)
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
10 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
11 - Carolina Panthers (5-7)
12 - Detroit Lions (3-8-1)
13 - Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1)
14 - Atlanta Falcons (3-9)
15 - Washington (3-9)
16 - New York Giants (2-10)