Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/14/14
The Dallas Cowboys are back in the playoff race even though they've had little to do with it. They were able to scratch out two wins during a five-game stretch that saw them play four of five games on the road. It's not like they deserve to be in the thick of things with a 4-5 record, but that's exactly where they are thanks to the New York Giants losing two consecutive games. Some would look at Sunday's 38-23 win over the Eagles and think that head coach Jason Garrett received some type of reprieve. But if you look closer, he's under more heat than ever. Based on their opponents' winning percentage (.387), the Cowboys have an incredibly favorable schedule the rest of the way. There's an opportunity they could be favored to win at least six of their final seven games. And the only opponent with a winning record, the Pittsburgh Steelers, lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to injury in an overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. In case yo...
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