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NFL playoff picture: Here's how Eagles can still make the playoffs despite loss to Cowboys

NFL playoff picture: Here's how Eagles can still make the playoffs despite loss to Cowboys

So you’re telling us there’s a chance.

Yeah, a small one, but there’s a chance the Eagles can still make the playoffs.

Here’s what has to happen:

NFC East

The Eagles (6-7) need to win their remaining games against the Rams, the Texans and the Redskins.

The Eagles would need the Dallas Cowboys (8-5) to lose all of their remaining games against the Colts, Buccaneers and Giants.

The Eagles would win the NFC East with a record of 9-7 to the Cowboys' 8-8.

The wild card

The Eagles would likely need to win their remaining games against the Rams, the Texans and the Redskins to jump two of the teams ahead of them. Should the Eagles win only two of their remaining games, add one additional loss to the teams below.

The Eagles would need the Seahawks (7-5) to lose three of their remaining four games to NFC opponents, the Vikings, the 49ers and the Cardinals.

The Eagles would need the Vikings (6-5-1) to lose two of their remaining four games to the Seahawks, Dolphins, Lions and Bears.

The Eagles would need the Panthers (6-7) to lose one of their remaining three games to the Saints, Falcons and Saints again.

Is it possible? Yes, but it’ll take some much better play from the Eagles on the field to pull it off.

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NFL standings as of Monday morning:

Rams (11-2)

Saints (11-2)

Bears (9-4)

Cowboys (8-5)

Seahawks (7-5)

Vikings (6-5-1)

Panthers (6-7)

Eagles (6-7)

Redskins (6-7)

Packers (5-7-1)

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Eagles vs. Lions live: Highlights, analysis from NFL Week 3 game

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Eagles vs. Lions live: Highlights, analysis from NFL Week 3 game

11:37 a.m.: Dallas Goedert (calf) is active, but we’ll see how much he plays. 

11:15 a.m.: Alshon Jeffery is on the sideline during early warmups with a black compression sleeve on his leg and is not working out. It looks like he’ll be down today. 

11:06 a.m.: Dallas Goedert is out on the field for a second time.

11 a.m.: Rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins should get plenty of reps today.

10:55 a.m.: The Eagles' new Goose Island IPA is on tap.

10:25 a.m.: Dallas Goedert (calf) is questionable today, but just ran routes for a while on the field during early pregame warmups. He looked like he was moving OK, but no indication whether or not he’ll play. Inactives get released at 11:30 a.m. 

10:05 a.m.: Just got down to the sports complex. It’s already pretty warm, but it’s a beautiful day to tailgate. 

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Eagles inactives: Dallas Goedert is active; how much will he play?

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Eagles inactives: Dallas Goedert is active; how much will he play?

Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is active for Sunday’s game against the Lions. 

Now, we’ll see if/how much he plays. 

Very early in warmups, Goedert ran some routes as team personnel staff watched on. A little later, he got in the route line with the other receivers and tight ends. He has a black compression sleeve on his left calf. He clearly didn't look 100 percent. 

Last week, Goedert re-injured his calf during pregame warmups. He came into today listed as questionable. 

Here are the Eagles’ inactives: 

Alshon Jeffery (calf) 
Corey Clement (shoulder)
DeSean Jackson (abdomen)
Tim Jernigan (foot) 
Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee) 
Nate Herbig 
Shareef Miller 

It’s just Week 3, but the Eagles are definitely banged up right now. They’re so banged up, Doug Pederson held a walkthrough on Wednesday instead of practice. Clement, Jackson and Jernigan were all ruled out on Friday and Grugier-Hill was listed as doubtful. There’s a chance Grugier-Hill makes his return from a training camp MCL injury in five days in Green Bay. 

Without Jackson and Jeffery, the Eagles’ top receivers are Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and the team also called Greg Ward up from the practice squad on Saturday. 

The Eagles have three quarterbacks active today. Nate Sudfeld is up for the first time this year, but expect Josh McCown to still be the backup. 

Alex Ellis, who was called up earlier in the week, is active. He played minimally in Week 1 also. 

Daeshon Hall, who had an impressive preseason, is active for the first time this season. The Eagles have just three defensive tackles, but have five defensive ends active. 

Matt Pryor is also active for the first time this season. 

Lions inactives: QB Jeff Driskel, WR Travis Fulgham, CB Amani Oruwariye, RB Paul Perkins, G Beau Benz

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