Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
With the NFL announcing the expansion of the playoffs to seven teams in each conference, what would have that meant to the Cowboys in the non-playoff years during the Jason Garrett era? Nothing. They closest they would have come was in 2013 in their third straight 8-8 finish. They would have lost out on a tiebreaker for the final spot due to a head-to-head loss to Chicago. In their 9-7 finish in 2017, they would have lost tiebreakers to Detroit (conference record) and Seattle (head to head).