So, this is was how it was supposed to look like?
The only question now: Is it a little too late? Only two weeks after being left for dead at 5-4 and facing a Sunday nighter in Washington the Dallas Cowboys have righted the ship to win two in a row with a bad Seattle team on deck Thursday.
So, whats the problem?
Everyone else won Sunday afternoon. The Giants win realistically closed any hope for the NFC East and are 10-1. With Tampa and Carolina at 8-3 and Washington, Atlanta and Dallas at 7-4 a playoff birth is far from a given at this point. I am usually not one to look ahead but for the sake of this post lets do so. Here are the remaining schedules for the above mentioned teams:
Dallas: H Seattle, A Pitt, H Giants, H Baltimore, A Philly……Pred. Rec: 11-5
Wash: H Giants, A Balt, A Cincy, H Philly, A San Fran…….Pred Rec: 10-6
Atl: A S Diego, A New Orleans, H Tampa, A Minny, H St Louis..Pred Rec: 9-7
T Bay: H New Orl, A Car, A Atl, H S Diego, H Oak……Pred Rec: 11-5
Car: A G Bay, H Tampa, H Denv, A Giants, A New Orl..Pred Rec: 11-5
The loss I gave Dallas was at Pittsburgh..win our home games and at Philly. The point is even with the win vs Tampa, lets give one of the wild cards to the second team in the South. It is going to come down to us and Washington. I dont think there is any arguement that 11-5 would get us in. 5 games left…need to win 4. Time to play like we are capable of. Remind anyone else of the Giants run last year? Played well down the stretch, snuck in as wild card, won all their road games….hmm