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Here’s how much the Cowboys’ overtime loss to the Texans hurt their playoff chances

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the second half of the Cowboys’ 19-16 overtime loss in Houston.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the second half of the Cowboys’ 19-16 overtime loss in Houston. AP Photo

Some believed the Dallas Cowboys could return to the NFC playoffs this season after being eliminated in the second-to-last game of their 2017 campaign.

Jerry Jones’ team still might make it back to the postseason this coming January, and head coach Jason Garret may or may not get fired in during the year after his performances thus far.

But the latest forecast from Five Thirty Eight does not like the team’s playoff chances.

According to the site, the Cowboys have a 30 percent chances of earning a postseason spot and 21 percent chance of winning the NFC East.

The Redskins, who play the Saints on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” are currently in first place in the division standings. While the Cowboys and Eagles both have 2-3 records.

The Giants are in fourth place with a 1-4 record.



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