On Thanksgiving Day 2018, football fans watched as Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to victory over the Washington Redskins. That gave the two teams a share of the NFC East division lead. It also made things quite interesting in the 2019 NFL playoff picture. As of right now, both teams are within the Wild Card portion of teams, as they fight for control of the division. Here are the two teams' outlooks as they move through the final part of their season.

NFL Playoffs 2019 picture: Dallas Cowboys

At 6-5 overall, the Dallas Cowboys are looking at the No.

4 spot for the current NFC playoff picture. This is a team on the rise in the latest NFL power rankings for Week 13. However, they share that record with the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks, as well as division rivals, Washington. Right now, Seattle and Carolina are on the outside looking in and hoping for losses to pile up for Dallas.

They also have some interesting games left on the NFL schedule, as the next three will feature two teams with winning records and one that is still battling to get into the playoffs. Dallas faces the 10-1 New Orleans Saints, at home, next week, and then the Philadelphia Eagles. They'll follow that up with a game at the Indianapolis Colts before returning home to host the Buccaneers.

Dallas closes out the schedule with division rivals New York.

  • 11/29 vs Saints (10-1)
  • 12/09 vs Eagles (5-6)
  • 12/16 at Colts (6-5)
  • 12/23 vs Bucs (4-7)
  • 12/30 at Giants (3-8)

In the clip below, they discuss the keys to the upcoming matchup involving the New Orleans Saints.

When one looks at the Cowboys' remaining games, a 3-2 or 4-1 finish is a strong possibility, as New Orleans is clearly the toughest challenge.

The Saints moved from No. 2 seed to No. 1 seed ahead of the NFC's Los Angeles Rams. With Philadelphia's recent win they may be looking towards this game as a way to get themselves back into the picture as the season winds down. However, Dallas knows they can knock out the defending Super Bowl Champions if they can add to their loss total.

The addition of Amari Cooper has strengthened Dallas' attack on offense, so it should be interesting to see how they close down the stretch for the regular season. A 9-7, or even a 10-6 record, seems realistic.

NFL playoffs picture: Washington Redskins

The current No. 6 seed Washington Redskins also boast a 6-5 record at the moment, like Dallas, Carolina, and Seattle do. All of these teams are in a fight to the finish as the season's final games are played. The Redskins benefited from Carolina's loss to Seattle on Sunday.

When compared to Dallas, Washington may also have the more favorable schedule as they close out their season. Still, they're without Alex Smith, who was a big deal for the team this season since Kirk Cousins went to Minnesota.

Can Colt McCoy guide them to the postseason?

  • 12/03 at Eagles (5-6)
  • 12/09 vs Giants (3-8)
  • 12/16 at Jaguars (3-8)
  • 12/22 at Titans (5-5)
  • 12/30 vs Eagles (5-6)

Washington's next game will be at Philadelphia against an Eagles team that still has a legit chance to make the playoffs. Philly realizes they've got both Dallas and Washington looming. Winning both these games would be huge for the Eagles. It would also be huge for Dallas and Washington to make sure they don't win, as it gives them one fewer team to worry about.

After the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins take on the lowly Giants, and then the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both teams are 3-8 at the moment and seem beatable. From there, Washington has the currently 5-5 Titans, and then a final home game hosting the Eagles. That matchup may end up being huge depending on how things play out in the NFL games ahead of it.

NFL fans, which team has the better chance of making the 2019 NFL playoffs: the Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins? Will both teams earn a spot?