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Official Cowboys Playoff Scenarios

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JoeyBoy718, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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  2. tayloner182

    tayloner182 Active Member

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    Cowboys can't win the wildcard, only the division. Giants need to lose to the Ravens or Eagles and we need to beat the Redskins next week. That's our only way in.
  3. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Check the source. Here's what it says:

    "Can clinch the #6 seed with either:

    (a) Win vs Redskins, plus Cardinals beat Bears, plus Vikings beat Texans, plus Vikings loss to Packers
    (b) Win vs Redskins, plus Vikings beat Texans, plus Vikings loss to Packers, plus Bears loss to Lions"

    The Vikings beat the Texans today, so if they lose to the Packers in Week 17 and Bears lose 1 of their next 2, the Cowboys would win the Wildcard. Maybe the source isn't legit, but it looks pretty extensive. I doubt they would go to those lengths for inaccurate information.

    Plus the guys on TV today were saying Cowboys can still win the Wildcard.
  4. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Yet again I don't know how legit that source is. Looking at the NFL tie-breaking procedures and the expanded standings, the Redskins would have the same division record but a better conference record (7-5 vs 6-6) so I would think the Redskins would win. I don't know. That source seems off.
  5. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    against the redskins, I thought it would go to common game before conference
  6. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    I ran it through the ESPN playoff machine and we will get a wildcard if the above scenarios happen. This is if the Giants win both of their games and win the division.
  7. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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  8. JoeyBoy718

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    That's good. I guess the source is legit. NFL.com's tie-breaking procedures says conference standings come before common games. If Cowboys beat the Skins, they would split the head to head, both be 4-2 in the division, and the Skins would have a better record in the conference. But for some reason Dallas would still get the #6 seed. I don't know why but I'm happy with it.
  9. garrett316

    garrett316 5 against 1 Zone Supporter

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    The giants need to lose 1 game and we are in. Because we are beating the redskins next week. I believe the 3 way tiebreak if all 3 NFC east teams finish 9-7 would be this: giants lose out with 3 division losses. Cowboys and skins would have 2. Next tie break would be common opponents in which we beat skins @ 9-5 to 8-6.
  10. Lazyking

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    The scenarios are correct. I'd rather the Ravens win and there be no doubt about a win and in scenario. I don't think the Vikings will lose next week.. Bears more likely.
  11. Lazyking

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    that's because there would be more then two teams at 9-7 if the giants were to win out.. wildcard is decided differently.
  12. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    So us going 3-1 against the AFC North may really pay off.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    If the Giants win both games and we beat the Skins we can still make the playoffs.

    If the Packers beat the Vikes and the Lions beat the Bears We are in as the 6th seed.
    If the Ravens beat the Giants and they very well look like they could it's a win and in scenario for us.
  14. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Baltimore now up 24-7 :)
  15. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Ravens are romping the Giants at the moment 24-7 nearing the end of the 1st half.
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Why not take a shot deep with 3 seconds left when you are on the 50?
  17. JoeyBoy718

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    Here's what I'm questioning the legitimacy of that source: apparently the Redskins have the same exact scenario to make the #6 seed.

    (h) Win vs Eagles, plus Vikings loss to Packers, plus Bears loss to Cardinals
    (i) Win vs Eagles, plus Vikings loss to Packers, plus Bears loss to Lions

    That would mean that if the Giants win the division and the Cowboys beat the Redskins, the Cowboys AND Redskins would both make the 6 seed if Vikings lost to the Packers and Beats lost one of their final two games. Something doesn't add up.......
  18. Lazyking

    Lazyking Active Member

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    They're forgetting common games I think. I've done it in playoff machine and the cowboys would be in.
  19. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Didn't you see my link? If we beat the Redskins, plus Vikings and Bears lose next week then we get the 6th seed if the Giants win the division.
  20. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know it's right. I'm just confused by the logic of that source I posted. The guy, John Morgan, has the same scenario for the Cowboys and Redskins winning the #6 seed.

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