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Cowboys odds to win NFC East go UP after two straight losses

The NFC East is a disaster, but the Cowboys might just win the war of attrition.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver (91) during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC East is looking pretty miserable this season. The Dallas Cowboys lead the division with a 6-6 record, a game up on the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington is 3-9 on the season, but even though they have been eliminated from wild card contention, they have not been eliminated from the division race.

Now we can add another ridiculous reason the NFC East is so bad. The Cowboys have lost two straight games and in spite of that their odds of winning the division have improved. Two weeks ago, the Cowboys were coming off a win over Detroit and DraftKings Sportsbook had them installed at -139 to win the division. The Eagles were next at +110. Since then, Dallas has lost back-to-back games to the Patriots and Bills and their odds to win the division are now -177. The Eagles are next at +140.

It is surprising the Cowboys’ odds are improving. The Eagles haven’t helped themselves with three straight losses to the Patriots, Seahawks, and Dolphins. However, over the final four weeks, Philadelphia seemingly has the easier schedule. Dallas travels to face the Bears, hosts the Rams, travels to face the Eagles, and hosts Washington. Meanwhile, Philadelphia hosts the Giants, travels to Washington, hosts the Cowboys, and travels to the Giants.

The division is a dumpster fire, so any combination of wins and losses would not surprise me. But for the time being, Dallas apparently can keep on losing and get this thing settled as long as they beat Philadelphia in two weeks.