After the Sunday games, the Cowboys find themselves two games back of the NFC East leading New York Giants with five games to play in the regular season.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it would be difficult to reach the postseason as a wild-card team. And with the Giants' 38-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, winning the division became a whole lot more difficult.
But there is some good news. Minnesota (6-5) Seattle (6-5), New Orleans (5-6) and Tampa Bay (6-5), teams competing for one of two wild-card spots, all lost Sunday.
The Cowboys will try to get back on the winning track when they play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. But the Cowboys have lost their last eight Sunday night games, including a loss earlier this season to the Falcons.
The Giants are back in control of the NFC East, so a division title looks like a long shot for the Cowboys. A wild-card berth is still a possibility, but even that seems remote at the moment.