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Lions Lose, Cowboys Waiting for Giants or Packers

With the loss tonight to the , we're one step closer to determining the Cowboys' first playoff opponent. They are now guaranteed to play the winner of tomorrow's matchup between the and the .

The 's playoff system ensures that the highest-seeded team plays the lowest-seeded team in every round. Dallas, as the #1 seed this year, would have played the 6th-seeded Lions if they'd won tonight. Instead, #3 Seattle now heads to Atlanta to play the 2nd-seeded Falcons. The Giants-Packers winner heads to Dallas next Sunday.

The Giants head to tomorrow in the late afternoon game. While the Packers are on a six-game winning streak and is in the discussion once again, is 2-0 in playoff games in Green Bay. Trying to pick a winner in this one is a 50/50 proposition.

Whoever advances tomorrow, the Cowboys are promised a tough opponent when they begin postseason play in one week.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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