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WAS QB Alex Smith OUT Sunday, Helping Cowboys Playoff Chances

The Washington Football Team is currently in first place in the and three games ahead of the . Catching up to win the division and the is going to take a miracle for Dallas, but the first step may have just happened as QB has been ruled out of Sunday's game between Washington and Seattle with a leg .

Smith's absence will bring second-year QB back into the starting lineup. Haskins was benched for Kyle Allen after going 1-3 to start the season.

The job eventually went to Smith after an injury to Allen and the veteran has helped stabilize Washington's . They've won their last four games and are the front-runners now in the East.

Thankfully, Smith's is minor compared to what he endured from 2018-2019. But it will keep him out this week and perhaps longer, and that may be exactly what the Cowboys needed to get back into the playoff picture.

Dallas is still alive by the slimmest of margins. With only three weeks to go, they need to win every game the rest of the season and have Washington lose all of theirs to steal the NFC East and make the postseason.

The Football Team's remaining schedule isn't a cakewalk. They have the 9-4 Seahawks this week, then the 4-9 Panthers, and their finale is against the Eagles. If Haskins is playing QB instead of Smith, Washington has shown that they could lose any or all of those games.

Even with Alex Smith the Football Team might have been outmatched this Sunday by Seattle.  And if continues his progress as the Eagles' new QB1, who knows what that game might look like?

Of course, the Cowboys going on a late-season winning streak may be the most fantastic notion in this discussion. But their remaining games against the 49ers, Eagles, and Giants are all reasonably winnable.

Many have already dismissed the idea of Dallas being in the and that's perfectly logical given the current evidence. But the possibility still exists and now, with Alex Smith missing at least this week's game for Washington, the just got a little better.

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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Ninjaslayer

Stop with the Cowboys and playoffs nonsense…geez this is a 4-9 fricken team that will get outclassed by Shanahan

Dave

No chance

VAM

Three games ahead?

saul A Barrera

This is NFL, anything is possible

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