Fresh off of their bye week the Dallas Cowboys have a pivotal game against the resurgent New York Giants. After looking all but finished just a few weeks ago the Giants have won their last two games and are looking to keep on winning while the Cowboys have struggled mightily in the past couple of weeks, with their most recent thrashing coming from the New Orleans Saints.
After watching the rest of the NFC East flounder for the most part this season the Cowboys now find themselves at just 5-5 and on the brink of potentially missing the playoffs.
Both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Giants have put themselves in position to turn the once docile NFC East into an interesting battle of mediocre teams. The Cowboys still have to play all three of the other teams in the NFC East, two of them on the road. The Cowboys finish the season at home with the Eagles who oddly enough seem to play their best football on the road. Fueled by the emergence of Nick Foles, the Eagles are slowly rounding into shape while the Cowboys are going to have to continue to push forward while missing several key parts.
With injuries to Sean Lee, Jason Hatcher and a still hobbled DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys really have the odds stacked against them going into the next couple of weeks. There was a time where the Cowboys were on cruise control while the rest of the NFC East struggled to get anything going. The Eagles were struggling, the Giants were winless and the Washington Redskins were a shell of themselves from a year ago. Now the Cowboys are 5-5 and are only separated by a few games from last in the NFC East.