The Dallas Cowboys have pleasantly sat back and watched during their Week 7 bye, sitting at 5-1 and three games ahead of the competition in the NFC East before the other three played their Week 7 games.
While it’s too early to tell definitively, Dallas will win the division barring a major collapse or multiple significant injuries, which it has already battled through with wide receiver Michael Gallup and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence out, not to mention the suspension of right tackle La’el Collins.
It’s a beautiful thing to sit back and have others do the dirty work. The Cowboys enjoyed such a day Saturday when it comes to making the playoffs, with their odds improving despite not winning a game.
538’s odds for the #Cowboys to make the playoffs before Week 7: 93%
After Week 7: 94%
Their odds improved despite not playing this week. You RARELY ever see that.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 24, 2021
Unluckily for the Cowboys, they didn’t get much help from the rest of the NFL with the fellow early contenders for the No. 1 NFC seed all coming out with a win in Week 7. Here’s how it all played out on Sunday.