The Cowboys have already won their Week 13 game against the Vikings on Thursday. With the win, the Cowboys improved to 11-1, and now have a 2.5-game lead in the NFC East and have a 3-game lead on the other NFC Division leaders.
If you could have one guaranteed win from the remaining Week 13 games, which one would you take?
Here's how the NFC playoff seedings currently stand.
|1||Dallas||11-1||NFC East Champion
|2||Seattle||7-3-1||NFC West Champion
|3||Detroit||7-4||NFC North Champion
|4||Atlanta||7-4||NFC South Champion
|5||New York||8-3||Wildcard #1
||Tampa Bay||6-5||- -
||5-6||Conf. win percentage|
In the early Sunday games, the Eagles play in Cincinnati, and while the Eagles are nothing more than an afterthought in the NFC playoff race, an Eagles loss would be immensely satisfying anyway, just on principle.
In the afternoon slot, the Giants travel to Pittsburgh, and a win by the Steelers would drop the Giants three games back in the division - with four games left to play. Next Sunday's matchup between the Cowboys and Giants would be little more than an exhibition game.
Playing in the same time slot, the Redskins travel to Arizona, where an interesting matchup awaits between the high-powered Redskins passing attack (No. 2 in passing yards) and the Cardinals stingy pass defense (No. 2 in passing yards allowed). Added bonus: a loss by the Redskins clinches a playoff spot for the Cowboys.
But perhaps the win you're looking for is outside the NFC East? After all, the Cowboys have all but locked up the division.
A win by the Chargers over the visiting Buccaneers also clinches a playoff spot for the Cowboys, so yay Chargers.
A Patriots loss is always a good thing, so perhaps you'd like the Rams to pull off the highly improbable upset in Boston?
And you could always root for the other three NFC division leaders to lose. The Lions are playing in New Orleans, the Falcons are hosting the Chiefs, and the Seahawks are hosting the Panthers.
Lots of options to choose from.