Cowboys Falling Behind

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Cowboys' Dez Bryant has been the key to his team's success this season. Image courtesy of: Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY

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The Dallas Cowboys must win their remaining games of the season to ensure their spot in the playoffs , starting with their Friday (AEST) matchup against the Chicago Bears .

By mid-October, the Cowboys were on their way to this first playoff series in five years. Winning six out of their first seven games had them sitting atop of the NFC East Division . However after three of their last five games, including a 33-10 hammering at the hands of the Eagles last Thursday, they are one loss away from sitting on the sidelines come finals time. MVP contender Tony Romo has failed to recapture his early-season form that took the Cowboys on a six game winning streak. While he may have thrown for over 250 yards against the Giants and the Jaguars in weeks 10 and 12, he was very quiet against the Eagles, passing for less than 200 yards at 56%. 

It's still possible for the Bears to claim a wildcard for the playoffs this season. They may be 5-7 and sitting third in the NFC North Division, but if things go their way and they win the rest of their games, they may just sneak in . Jay Cutler has been a dark horse in the MVP market all year, and if anyone can help the Bears to their first playoff appearance since 2010, it's him. Last week in their 34-17 loss to the Lions, Cutler passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, almost stealing the win for Chicago.

Chicago has won three straight against the Cowboys since 2010, including a 45-28 hiding back in December last year. Given the fact that Cutler has never lost to Romo, TattsBet customers are sure to favour the home side, at least in the first half . 

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