A perfect Thanksgiving weekend wrapped up in grand fashion for the streaking Cowboys Monday night when the Saints blasted the Giants, leaving the Cowboys all alone atop the NFC East standings.
The Cowboys (7-4) have won four straight games and are now a full game ahead of a reeling Giants team (6-5), now losers of three straight.
Add that to losses by the NFC East rival Eagles and the Chicago Bears, who would be a competitor for the wild card playoff spot if somehow the Cowboys didn't win the division.
But the wild card option could soon be moot for a Cowboys team that controls its on destiny in the NFC East and now has a seemingly friendly December path awaiting them.
The Cowboys play at 4-7 Cardinals on Sunday. The Giants host the undefeated Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers come off 10 days rest.
They could be riding a four-game losing streak and trailing by two games in the division when they come to Dallas for the much anticipated showdown on Dec. 11.
If the Cowboys get by the Giants, they then play at the 4-7 Buccaneers who are now riding a five game losing streak before meeting the 4-7 Eagles who look nothing like the team that beat the Cowboys 34-7 in Oct.
They would then end the season against a Giants team with possibly nothing to play for if they don't find a way to beat the Cowboys Dec. 11.
That showdown at Cowboys Stadium will determine it all.
But the Giants have a tough closing schedule with a game against a playoff contending Jets team in addition to the Packers and Cowboys.