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NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
Here's a look at the playoff scenarios involving the Cowboys, if they beat St. Louis on Sunday.  DAL NYG WAS TB CAR Playoffs Reason W W W W W OUT Lost season series to Redskins. W W W W L IN (WC2) Won head-to-head with Panthers. W W W L L IN (WC2) Won head-to-head with Panthers. W W W L W OUT Swept by Redskins; TB beat Redskins W W L W W IN (WC2) Best Remaining Record in NFC W W L W L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W W L L L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W W L L W IN (WC) 5th or 6th seed, depending on strength of victory with TB W L W W W OUT Lose tiebreaker with Giants, division record W L W W L IN (WC2) 6th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L W L L IN (WC2) 6th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L W W IN (WC2) Best Remaining Record in NFC. W L L W L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L L L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L L W IN (WC) 5th or 6th seed, depending on strength of victory with TB W L W L W ??? NYG, DAL both have to beat TB on strength of victory.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
NFC EAST Dallas can clinch playoff berth with:
1) DAL win WAS loss or tie, OR
2) DAL win CAR loss, OR
3) DAL win TB loss NYG loss NYG and DAL clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over TB, OR
4) DAL tie WAS loss.
New York Giants have clinched playoff berth. New York Giants can clinch division title with:
1) NYG win or tie, OR
2) WAS loss or tie.
Washington can clinch division title with:
1) WAS win NYG loss.
Washington can clinch playoff berth with:
1) WAS win, OR
2) DAL loss, OR
3) WAS tie DAL tie.

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