By Andrew Kahn
The Cowboys are 8-4, but if the season ended today they would not be in the playoffs. After Thursday?s visit to Chicago, they go to Philadelphia, host Indianapolis, and finish at Washington. NumberFire.com gives them a 45 percent chance of reaching the postseason, but they are unbeaten on the road this season, which bodes well for them down the stretch. Chicago?s playoff hopes are all but extinguished after a loss to Detroit on Thanksgiving dropped the Bears to 5-7.
When Dallas has the ball:
If Tony Romo is healthy?and it?s probably unfair to judge him on his performance on Thursday afternoon coming off a Sunday night game?this offense is potent. Dallas is third in the league in both passing and rushing yards per attempt. Only two players in the league have more touchdown catches than Dez Bryant and none have more rushing yards than DeMarco Murray. So…
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