Predictions and Updated Odds the Cowboys Make the Postseason

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs at AT /

The 6-6 Dallas Cowboys face the 2-10 New York Giants today. What are we predicting and what are the odds Dallas makes the postseason?

With only four games left on the schedule, the Dallas Cowboys must run the table to have any hope at a postseason. But how much hope is there to be had? We checked in with two of the more reliable sites to see what their numbers are saying. And what they’re saying, my friends, is not good…

According to, the Cowboys took a hit when the Falcons beat the Saints  on Thursday. The game pushed the Falcons even further ahead of the Cowboys and dropped their postseason odds from five percent to three percent. has slightly better odds for the Cowboys. They give Dallas a 7.1 percent chance of making the playoffs, but those odds have not been updated since last week, meaning Thursday’s contest has not been factored yet.

While it’s extremely likely Dallas beats New York today, it’s extremely unlikely they make the postseason. We’ve been throwing around the “must-win” label on these games for some time now. Perhaps, instead, we should start calling these games “too little – too late”.

Prediction, Dink Kearney

With four games left, the Dallas Cowboys have to win all of them to make the playoffs, or at least be in the hunt. So playing the hapless New York Giants is just as important. But like all NFC East rivals, this will be a tough and close game for most of the day.

Since the Cowboys had much success running the ball against the Washington Redskins, expect the Cowboys to run the ball at least 30 times with Alfred Morris and Rod Smith and use play action.

Expect Dez Bryant to have a big day as he go up against a Giants secondary that’s without the “Jack Rabbit” Janoris Jenkins. Dak Prescott will get everyone involved with Jason Witten, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and look for Brice Butler to catch some deep balls.

The Cowboys front four should have a good game dominating the Giants substandard offensive line. This is a game where the defense should dominate with sacks, quarterback pressures, and creating turnovers. If the Cowboys defense can play at an elite level like it did against the Skins, they’ll blow out the Giants and send Eli Manning back to the bench.

Also, look for Ryan Switzer to have another big day on special teams. Although I believe this game will be closer in the beginning, the Cowboys will slowly take over and win in convincing fashion.

Cowboys 28 Giants 17

Prediction, Dan Ruppert

Playing the lowly New York Giants this week, most are predicting an easy win.

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With the Giants firing Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese and the massive amounts of injuries on offense, how could this not be a win?

Well, this game has the classic trap game feel.

The Dallas Cowboys can’t be left looking ahead to the Raiders and beyond, if they do, the Giants can trip them up and their chances to make the playoffs.

The Giants have been close on several occasions and with a bounce here and there, they could have won a few more games. Now, this isn’t to say the Giants are a good team that has been close to some wins, but it means they can upset someone if given some breaks by the other team. Insert the Dallas Cowboys here.

All of this said, I don’t see the Dallas Cowboys losing this game. While Dak Prescott has not been stellar, the running game has been better than many thought while Ezekiel Elliott has been out. I believe the Cowboys will try to control the clock and lean heavily on the run this game. The hope is it will open up the passing game a little more and ease some of the problems Dak has been having.

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I still don’t expect Dak to throw for 300 yards, but I could see a 230-245 yard passing game and over 100 yards rushing from the offense. The defense should be able to step up their game a little bit as the Giants offense has been terrible this year. It may be closer than it needs to for a little while, but the Cowboys pull away at the end.

Dallas Cowboys 28 – New York Giants 13