The Cowboys are 6-6 and a Giants' loss to Washington on Monday night would leave them just a game out of the NFC East lead.
They are healthy on offense again, from all appearances, with DeMarco Murray returning for the first time in seven games from a sprained foot to rush for 83 yards and a touchdown. They have a little bit of momentum after Dallas 38, Philadelphia Eagles 33.
The Cowboys fell behind by double digits again in the first half – for the fifth straight game – and won for the third time during that stretch. They overcame their head coach calling timeout with 45 seconds left in the first half with the ball on the Philadelphia inch line. Murray scored to make it 14-10, but the unneeded timeout allowed the Eagles to drive down for a field goal to take a 17-10 halftime lead.
But let's not kid ourselves – the Cowboys don't look like or play like a playoff team, except for the second half of just about every game.
The offensive line is a disaster, Rob Ryan's defense caves in at times and there's the Romo question. Can he win a Super Bowl? Don't ask the Subway man what he thinks. I'm sure he's stewing over Romo breaking his hero Troy Aikman's club record for touchdown passes Sunday night.
Romo and the Super Bowl? It probably won't happen this year.
Seattle won a big game Sunday in the NFC wild card race, winning at Chicago. The Cowboys still are behind the Giants in the division, and have a trip left to Washington, where Robert Griffin III and the Redskins seem on the verge of winning the rest of their games. Not to mention games against the Bengals, Saints and Steelers, all losable games for this Cowboys team.