Win, and they make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Lose and they will have dropped a winner-take-all finale for the third straight season.
But they would have an “easier” schedule in 2014.
Like the NFC East, the NFC North and NFC South are not settled yet.
The Cowboys will play either the Carolina Panthers or New Orleans Saints at home in 2014, and either the Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers on the road depending on if they finish first or second in the NFC East.
In addition to their divisional foes, the Cowboys will play the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium next season, and either the Panthers or Saints. They will play the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, and either the Bears or Packers on the road. The Jaguars’ game will be played Nov. 19, 2014 at London’s Wembley Stadium.