The victory by Dallas means the Giants can no longer win the NFC East. Even if they finish at 8-8, which would mean splitting the season series with the Cowboys, Dallas holds the tiebreaker advantage. Dallas is 4-1 in the division with only the Giants left as an NFC East opponent, while the Giants are just 1-4.
“Somebody will do the math,” said Giants coach Pat Shurmur after the team’s 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Well, that math says the Giants are currently 5-8 and the 12th seed in the NFC. Mathematically, they do still have a chance at an NFC wild-card berth. There are, however, seven teams in front of them.
The Giants would now select ninth if the 2019 NFL Draft were held today.