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Week 11 NFL Picks: Are The Cowboys Still In The Hunt?

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With a 4-5 record, the Cowboys are quite a bit off the pace you would expect from a playoff team. Fortunately, with the way the competition is playing in the division, the Cowboys are still in contention for a playoff spot, but only if they win on Sunday against the Browns. Our panel of writers pick the weekend's games and thinks the Cowboys will stay in the hunt.

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The statisticians at the NFL inform us that since the current playoff format was introduced in 1990, 16 clubs with a losing record after nine games have made the playoffs.

That's not quite one every year, but it's enough to have teams currently sitting at 4-5 dreaming of playoff glory, and the Cowboys are one of the seven teams currently stuck one game below .500.

Yet while it's nice to know that 16 teams sharing the Cowboys' current predicament eventually made the playoffs, it's also sobering to note that of those 16 teams, only one (SD, 1992) won out and finished 11-5 and only three more teams (NE '94, DET '95, GB '03) finished the season with ten wins.

But however long or short the odds are for the Cowboys of making the playoffs, all of them hinge on the Cowboys winning the game against the Browns on Sunday. Our panel this week is unanimous in picking the Cowboys for the win. And without further ado, here are our remaining picks for Week 11, 2012.

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Season Record
98-48 87-59 81-65 91-55 97-49 82-64 86-60 92-54 93-53
Percentage 67% 60% 55% 62% 66% 56% 59% 63% 64%
Week 10
9-5 9-5 11-3 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5

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CLE @ DAL (-7.5) Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium
JAC @ HOU (-15.5) Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium
NYJ @ STL (-3) Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium
TB (-1.5) @ CAR Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium Tam_medium
ARI @ ATL (-10) Atl_medium Atl_medium Ari_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium
GB (-3.5) @ DET Gbp_medium Gbp_medium Det_medium Gbp_medium Gbp_medium Gbp_medium Gbp_medium Gbp_medium Gbp_medium
PHI @ WAS (-3.5) Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium Phi_medium Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium Was_medium
CIN (-3.5) @ KC Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium
NO (-4.5) @ OAK Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium Nos_medium
IND @ NE (-9) Nep_medium Nep_medium Ind_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium
SD @ DEN (-7.5) Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium
BAL (-3) @ PIT Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Pit_medium Bal_medium
CHI @ SF (-5) Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Chi_medium Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Chi_medium Sfx_medium

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