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NFL Playoff Picture: New York Giants Win Vs. Cowboys Has Big NFC East Implications

The New York Giants victory over. the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football gave New York a huge advantage in the race to the postseason in the NFC East. The win pulled the Giants even with the Cowboys at 7-6, but effectively gave New York a one-game cushion over Dallas because the G-Men now own the head-to-head tiebreaker with their division rival.

If the playoffs started next week, New York would be slotted into the fourth seed with a wild-card round game against the Falcons. The Gaints best bet for the postseason is to hold onto the NFC East lead as both the Falcons and Lions would currently hold a one-game advantage over New York in the wild card with three games left to play.

NFC Playoff Picture

Division Leaders
Green Bay Packers (13-0) ... clinched Division title
San Francisco 49ers
(10-3) ... clinched Division title
New Orleans Saints
(10-3)
New York Giants (7-6)

Wild-Card Teams
Atlanta Falcons (8-5)
Detroit Lions (8-5)

In The Hunt
Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
Chicago Bears (7-6)

For more on the Giants playoff picture, visit Big Blue View