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Cowboys 2021 playoff outlook: Preview of Dallas’ last three games, how to obtain No. 1 seed in NFC

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Having narrowly lost to Tom Brady and the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start the 2021 regular season, the Cowboys rode an offensive surge led by Dak Prescott and his smörgåsbord of weapons to a six-game win streak that was complemented mightily by the emergence of rookie first-round pick Micah Parsons as the league’s newest defensive phenom and a blistering interception tally from former second-round pick Trevon Diggs that is now just one step away from making history.

Let’s take a look at how they can scrape the plate clean en route to SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI.

Key schedule observations Can clinch NFC East with win in rematch vs. WFTTwo division battles in final three contestsTwo-game homestand in final three contestsBiggest need: Return to orbit on offense

Believe it or not, the Cowboys are still top-2 in points scored per game, racking up an average of 28.6 points per game, but that’s been fueled largely by an electric defense that scores points as well as take the ball away, while Dak Prescott and the offense have struggled mightily to consistently contribute to the scoring efforts on a weekly basis. 2 in NFC

The Cowboys sit at 10-4 on the season after righting the ship in a big way in December – at least defensively – against the Saints in New Orleans, then walking into FedEx Field and handing the Washington Football Team a loss, before thumping the New York Giants in the series rematch at MetLife Stadium.

Having their full complement of weapons on both offense and defense – the status of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith still on a week-to-week status – the Cowboys can clinch the NFC East crown by defeating Washington in the Week 16 rematch, and they’re in a great spot to make a run at the top seed in the NFC. Hell, they’re such a virtual lock for the division crown at the moment (..

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