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Dallas Cowboys lose to Philadelphia Eagles, see playoff odds shrink up

PHILADELPHIA – The Dallas Cowboys are still the NFL’s biggest tease.

A week after clobbering the Los Angeles Rams with their best performance of season, it was apparently set up too perfectly for the Cowboys.

All they need was to beat the battered Eagles and the NFC East title was theirs again.

Not here. Not now.

The Cowboys proved again that they are not ready for the playoffs after all, falling 19-7 at Lincoln Financial Field to blow the chance to claim a division crown.

And now this whole trying season is set to go up in smoke. The only way Dallas (7-8) wins the NFL’s worst division now is by defeating Washington next weekend at home while the Eagles (8-7) lose at the New York Giants.

No, it was never supposed to come to this for Jerry Jones’ team, which came into the season with Super Bowl aspirations and started 3-0.