I'm calling my shot right now - Cowboys win to even their record at 4-4, and the mighty Falcons will drop to 7-1 but eventually go to the Super Bowl.
This premise is based on the chaos theory, as well as the Cowboys relatively recent history against teams that are undefeated a decent ways into the year.
2009. The Cowboys had dropped a pair of games entering their game on Dec. 19 in New Orleans against the 13-0 Saints. The Cowboys defeated the Saints, 24-17, that started a four-game winning streak that ended with a loss in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs in Minnesota.
The Saints went on to win the Super Bowl against the Colts.
2007. The Cowboys were 5-0 entering a highly-anticipated game against the 5-0 Patriots at Texas Stadium on Oct. 14. The Patriots crushed the Cowboys, 48-27, that ended with the Patriot players throwing popcorn all over the sidelines at the end of the game.
The Cowboys lost in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs against the NY Giants that season.
The Patriots finished the regular season 16-0 and lost in the final minute of the Super Bowl against those same NY Giants.
2006. The Cowboys were 5-4 when they played Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts on November 19 at Texas Stadium. The Colts were 9-0. The Cowboys overwhelmed the Colts in the second half to win, 21-14.
The Cowboys lost in the NFC wildcard that season.
The Colts won the Super Bowl.
As you can see, in all three of these years the Cowboys reached the playoffs, and these undefeated teams went to the Super Bowl.
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