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NFC Fear Factor: Ranking Cowboys Potential Playoff Opponents


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NFC Fear Factor: Ranking Cowboys Potential Playoff Opponents

NFC Fear Factor: Ranking Cowboys Potential Playoff Opponents

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.

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#8 – Minnesota Vikings


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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.

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#8 – Minnesota Vikings

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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