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Dallas finds itself pulling for the Packers this week in their ongoing race with the Eagles.
Last week saw some big changes in the NFC playoff picture and our perception of some current contenders. It was certainly a positive week for the Dallas Cowboys, and we’re hoping for more of the same as we head into Week 12.
Dallas’ big win over Minnesota helped them move back up into the top wild card spot and preserve distance from the cutoff line. It also kept them within reach of the Eagles in the NFC East. But perhaps most importantly, their dominance over the previously 8-1 Vikings was a major statement to the league about what the Cowboys are capable of this season.
Based on that and other results, here are the updated standings going into Thanksgiving week:
Philadelphia Eagles (9-1 overall, 5-1 vs NFC)
Minnesota Vikings (8-2 overall, 6-2 vs NFC)
San Francisco 49ers (6-4 overall, 5-2 vs NFC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5 overall, 5-2 vs NFC)
Dallas Cowboys (7-3 overall, 6-3 vs NFC)
New York Giants (7-3 overall, 3-3 vs NFC)