Judging NFL playoff overreactions: Dallas to Super Bowl LVII?

Dak Prescott (4) and Dalton Schultz (86) helped end Tom Brady's dominance against the Cowboys ... and his season. Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Overreactions? In the playoffs? Isn't all of this settled by now? The consequences in the playoffs are stark. They're all laid out for us. You win, you keep playing. You lose, you go home. What else needs to be said?

Well, plenty.

There are plenty of bigger-picture consequences to these playoff games -- for the losers as well as the winners. Those who advance have issues to confront that arise from the games they won. Those who are eliminated have to deal with offseason issues, questions about their future.

So no, the overreactions don't stop just because the regular season did. A whole lot happened on wild-card weekend, and it's worth taking a look at some of the more interesting fallout.