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  1. Cowboys offer Giants a road map back to contention

    Dan Graziano

    The Dallas Cowboys, the first NFC East team to win a playoff game since the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, are no fluke. Their 12-4 regular-season record included an 8-0 road record, and while they shouldn't be favored in next week's divisio...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. W2W4: Giants vs. Cowboys

    Dan Graziano

    The 3-7 New York Giants host the 7-3 Dallas Cowboys at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday at MetLife Stadium. A loss would officially eliminate the Giants from the NFC East race, and possibly from the playoffs entirely. Here's what we'll be watching closely as the ...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  3. Will Giants prioritize linebacker?

    Dan Graziano

    Football Outsiders' Vince Verhei takes a look at three NFC playoff contenders that didn't make it and tries to identify the biggest areas in which they need to improve. Two of these teams -- the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys -- play in the N...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. Breakfast links: Redskins carry the flag

    Dan Graziano

    LANDOVER, Md. -- Another NFL season is over for three of the NFC East's teams, while the division-champion Redskins prepare for a playoff matchup Sunday against Seattle. The order of the breakfast links is now set for the remainder of the league year...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  5. NFC East playoff scenarios refresher

    Dan Graziano

    By the end of this day, the Washington Redskins or the Dallas Cowboys will be NFC East champions. If the Redskins are the champs, and three other games break the right way, the New York Giants can make the playoffs as a wild-card team but the Cowboys...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  6. NFC East playoff scenarios

    Dan Graziano

    With one week to go, the playoff scenarios in the NFC East have become somewhat more simplified but remain complex. Here are the basics of what we know, and I'll get into more detail a little bit further down the post. The game Sunday night betwe...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  7. Can we stop firing Jason Garrett yet?

    Dan Graziano

    Over the past two years, as custodian of the NFC East blog, I have received some form of the Jason Garrett question as much as any other: If the Dallas Cowboys don't make the playoffs, will Garrett be fired? If the Cowboys lose this game, Jerry...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  8. NFC East playoff scenarios

    Dan Graziano

    Each week, ESPN Stats & Information breaks down and sends us the updated NFL playoff picture. From this week's update, we learn that no NFC East team can clinch a playoff spot in Week 16. We already knew that any of the three currently tied for f...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. Cowboys wrong to have Brent on sideline

    Dan Graziano

    The Dallas Cowboys won their fifth game out of six to move into a three-way tie in the NFC East. They are playing very well, grinding out tough games and have pushed their way into the playoff race, and for that they should be commended. I have plent...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Alternate-universe NFC playoff picture

    Dan Graziano

    Over at the NFC North blog, the inimitable Kevin Seifert has begun a feature in which he will track the NFC playoff standings as they would be if the final play of the Packers-Seahawks "Monday Night Football" game had been called correctly. In this a...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  11. The Playoff Machine is back

    Dan Graziano

    If the NFL season ended today, it would be the first time an NFL season ended on a Tuesday in the middle of November. It would also be the third year in a row in which only one NFC East team qualified for the playoffs -- the division-champion New Yor...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  12. Playoff predictor: Cowboys just miss

    Dan Graziano

    The mathematically-inclined folks at have calculated the odds of each NFL team reaching the playoffs, and they have concluded that once again the New York Giants will win the NFC East with a 9-7 record and be the only team from the div...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  13. NFL Power Rankings: We're No. 7!

    Dan Graziano

    The penultimate edition of the 2011-12 NFL Power Rankings are out, and the NFC East teams are about where they should be. The Dallas Cowboys (11) and the New York Giants (12) rank behind every team that is or would currently be in the playoffs except...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  14. The NFC East playoff scenario post

    Dan Graziano

    With two weeks to go, things are a little simpler than they were a week ago. But the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and, incredibly, the Philadelphia Eagles all remain alive in the hunt for the NFC East title. The fact that the Cowboys play the ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  15. Could NFC East have two playoff teams?

    Dan Graziano

    Mike Sando's getting a little cocky now, in my opinion, drawing up scenarios in which his division could have three playoff teams one year after no one in it won even half of their games. While I think the NFL would get a huge kick out of that, it se...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  16. Playoff scenarios in the wild NFC East

    Dan Graziano

    Monday morning means it's time for a spin around the ESPN Playoff Machine, the interactive tool where you can put in the results of the remaining games to see what various outcomes would mean for the NFL's playoff picture. Click up there now and you'...

    Blog | December 05, 2011