NFC Fear Factor: Ranking Cowboys Potential Playoff Opponents

[tps_header]Every week when I do my Playoff Projection articles, I frame the conversation with what would be in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys. Generally, this means wanting to avoid the teams that I think would give us the most trouble in a postseason game.

With just two weeks to go in the 2016 regular season, I thought I’d go through the realistic playoff hopefuls and rank them in order of how concerned I am about seeing them in January. We’re going to assume that all of these games would take place in Dallas, as the Cowboys are likely to secure home field advantage with a win in one of their next two games.[/tps_header]

[tps_title]#8 – Minnesota Vikings[/tps_title]

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While they gave Dallas a scare recently, Minnesota is trending downward more than any other team. I don’t expect them to even make the playoffs, but they have an outside shot with a 7-7 record and a remaining game against Green Bay.

I think a rematch with the Vikings, in Dallas, would go much better for the Cowboys than the first meeting.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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