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A loss to the Giants cripples Cowboys’ playoff hopes. Do oddsmakers think it’ll happen?

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, right, defends against then-Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant last season. On June 25, New Jersey police found a deceased body in Jenkins’ home.
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, right, defends against then-Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant last season. On June 25, New Jersey police found a deceased body in Jenkins’ home. Special to the Star-Telegram

The Cowboys really need to beat the Giants when the two teams meet at AT&T Stadium in prime-time on Sunday.

Both teams are coming off Week 1 losses of eight points or less. In the previous 10 seasons, only 10 teams have made the playoffs after starting 0-2. The last to do it was the 2017 Saints who finished 11-5 and won the NFC South.

The ‘07 New York Giants started 0-2 and went on to won the Super Bowl that season.

Right now, oddsmakers such as vegasinsider.com and oddsshark.com view the Cowboys as a three-point favorite.

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