Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 12/12/11
ARLINGTON – The Cowboys would be sitting at home if the playoffs were to start today. With Sunday night’s hard-fought 37-34 win over Dallas (7-6), the New York Giants (7-6) are in first place in the NFC East because they own the head-to-head tiebreaker. Dallas, which has lost two straight in heart-breaking fashion, trail the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons in the wild-card chase. Bottom line: The Cowboys are falling apart after coming within a field goal last week of beating Arizona and taking a two-game lead in the East after the Giants lost 38-35 to the undefeated Green Bay Packers. “It’s tough,” said wide receiver Laurent Robinson, who caught four passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. “It’s a hard pill to swallow. We feel like we made a lot of plays out there, just not enough to win the game.” Before ending the regular season at the Giants on Jan. 1, the Cowboys must travel to Tampa Bay (4-9) on Saturday and host Philadelphia (5-8) on Christmas Eve. The Buccanners are slu...
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