Here's a measure of just how good things are going in Big D. One team can clinch a playoff berth this weekend: the Cowboys.
Dallas visits Minnesota on Thursday night. With a victory and either a loss by Washington or a loss/tie by Tampa Bay gets the Cowboys into the postseason parade.
Minnesota's defense should provide a decent challenge for rookie sensations Ezekiel Elliott, the league's leading rusher, and quarterback Dak Prescott. If the Vikings can get some sort of penetration through the best offensive line in football, they could have a chance.
But they must steer clear of falling behind against Dallas, something most Cowboys opponents haven't avoided.
The Cowboys are ranked atop the AP Pro32 as they go for an 11th straight win since their opening loss to the Giants, who they take on next week. Minnesota (No. 14 (tie), AP Pro32) has fallen on hard times since being the league's last unbeaten team at 5-0 and now is 6-5 — and a 3-point underdog at home.
Dallas takes the first step toward that playoff clinching.