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Breaking down why Cowboys are favorites in NFC East

Happy Thanksgiving from VSiN! The Giants have a lot for which to be thankful. They are still in the NFC East playoff race despite having started the 2018 season with a 1-7 record. They’re also guaranteed that a team ahead of them will lose Thursday, with Washington visiting Dallas as the afternoon course in the holiday football feast (Fox, 4:30 p.m.).

NFC East standings entering Week 12: Redskins 6-4, Cowboys 5-5, Eagles 4-6, Giants 3-7.

Because the division winner is assured of a playoff spot, let’s focus on that race today from a market perspective. We’ll use our estimated “market” Power Ratings (compiled by Jonathan Von Tobel and I), for a quick outline of the remaining schedules for all four teams. The numbers you see in parentheses are the current ratings based on mid-week point spreads. They reflect a “neutral field” performance level.

When projecting future games, allot 2¹/₂ to three points for home-field advantage.

Here’s what’s left for each team:

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