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No team meeting needed for Cowboys

IRVING, Texas -- It's pretty clear several Cowboys players feel they need to win their remaining three games to reach the postseason. A Philadelphia Eagles loss over the next two games could boost the Cowboys' chances to win the NFC East, in which they're a game behind.

So is it time for the Cowboys to hold a team meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page?

"I think everybody is very well aware of where we’re at right now for sure," tight end Jason Witten said simply.

The Cowboys controlled their own destiny by maintaining a first-place lead in the division but after a two-game win streak, this club had a major letdown in Chicago on Monday night, losing 45-28 to fall into second place.

There's no need for the Cowboys to worry about the New York Giants or Washington Redskins in the division race. The odds of gaining a wild-card spot are remote.

"In our minds, there’s no other way we’re going to make it to the playoffs unless we win out," safety Barry Church said. "We had it in our own hands for the most part until we lost [Monday] to Chicago. Now we know that we’ve just got to win out these last three games if we have any chance to make it to playoffs."