The Saints' loss to the Falcons last night drops them behind the Cowboys in the race for a playoff spot. But there are still a host of other NFC teams fighting for a playoff spot, and most of them have a better record than the Cowboys.
It's not a foregone conclusion that the Cowboys will win Sunday night's game against the Eagles. But if the Cowboys were to win and you could have one additional guaranteed win from the remaining Week 13 games, which one would you take?
In the early Sunday games, the Seahawks play the Bears in Chicago, and a loss by the 6-5 Seahawks would benefit the Cowboys, at least partly: The Seahawks hold a tiebreaker over the Cowboys, so loss by the Seahawks on Sunday wouldn't be enough for the Cowboys, but it'd at least be a start.
In other early-Sunday action, the Vikings travel to Green Bay. A loss by the Vikings would allow the Cowboys to potentially pull even with a 6-6 record. A loss by the Packers would leave them at 7-5, potentially just one game ahead of the Cowboys, and would open up the race for the two NFC wildcard spots even more.
In the late afternoon games, the Buccaneers travel to Denver. The Bucs have won four of their last five, and face a manageable remaining schedule (PHI, @NO, STL) after the Denver game, with the season finale against the Falcons, who may be resting their starters at that point. Any loss by the Bucs would be a good thing.
And then of course there's the Monday night game between the Giants and Redskins. A Redskins win would put the division title back within reach of the Cowboys (and the Redskins), a Giants win could potentially drop the Redskins one game behind the Cowboys in the race for a wildcard spot.