numberFire analyzes the five easiest and toughest second-half NFL schedules and explain why the Dallas Cowboys may still have a decent shot of making the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys will earn the NFC's No. 4 seed, by beating the New York Giants in Week 17, according to Insider's NFL Playoff Predictor. The New York Jets will also make the playoffs despite long odds.
ESPN Insider introduces NFL playoff bracketology. Much like March Madness, each Tuesday we'll be projecting the NFL playoff matchups and odds of making the playoffs for playoff contenders.