The Dallas Cowboys will try to continue a run at the playoffs this week on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cowboys will need to basically win out the rest of the season if they hope to squeak in. Currently they are 6-6, but face a must win this week at Paul Brown Stadium. The win would be a big one though against a team that is fighting for a playoff spot of their own. The Bengals are 7-5 and will have the home field advantage for the game, which should really make things hard for the Cowboys.
Last week the Cowboys were able to rise up and get a 38-33 win against the Eagles last week in Dallas. The team finally looked to have it working offensively, but gave up way too much on the defensive side of the ball. This was disappointing to them as their defense has been what has been getting them by most of the time. This Sunday they will have to have all the pieces working together if they plan on escaping Cincinnati with a victory.
The Bengals currently sit in good shape to get a wildcard spot. Currently they are in a three team race for the wildcard. They too will need to nearly win out if they really hope to get into the post-season. This game is a game many would say they should win, and it could be a good step for them going into the home stretch of the 2012 NFL season.