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Here they come around the final turn!

The Cowboys and Giants head into the last three weeks of the 2011 season with a lot on the line. The NFC East division title is still up for grabs. I was looking at the NFL tie breakers and added where both the Giants and Cowboys stand as of right now.

The Cowboys and Giants are tied in the NFC East with 7-6 records. Of course the Giants are ahead due to their victory last weekend in Dallas. Here is the breakdown of the tie breakers.

1.Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).

Giants 1-0 vs Cowboys

Cowboys 0-1 vs Giants

Both teams play each other the last week of the season

2.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.

Giants are 2-2 vs NFC East. Home games vs Redskins and Cowboys are left

Cowboys are 2-2 vs NFC East. Home game vs Eagles and away game vs Giants are left

3.Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.

Giants are 5-2 vs common opponents

Cowboys are 5-3 vs common opponents

Giants have Jets left as a common opponent

Both beat the Rams

Both beat the Bills

Both beat the Dolphins

Giants beat the Cardinals. Cowboys lost to the Cardinals

Giants beat the Patriots. Cowboys lost to the Patriots

Giants lost to the Seahawks. Cowboys beat the Seahawks

Giants lost to the 49ers. Cowboys beat the 49ers

Giants play the Jets in 2 weeks. Cowboys lost to Jets

4.Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.

Giants are 4-6 vs NFC with Redskins and Cowboys left

Cowboys are 5-4 vs NFC with Buccaneers, Eagles and Giants left

Seems confusing, but it’s very simple for the Cowboys. Win all three games and they are NFC East Champions.

Let me add one more possibility to the NFC East battle. If the Cowboys, Giants and Eagles all finish the season with 8-8 records the Eagles would win the NFC East based on sweeping the Cowboys and having a better division record than the Giants.

Here they come around the final turn! The Giants are ahead of the Cowboys by a length with the Eagles close behind. And the winner is….?

Comments
  1. Raina

    love it!!!!! great way to explain what is at stake with the remaining games.

  2. You know what with that all being said Tony romo has everything to lose as well as everything to gain, which means he’s hungry, so b aware of him n that d with demarcus ware. Yeah boys.!!!