I made a mistake there regarding the last parenthetical: If the Redskins tie today, it doesn’t necessarily eliminate Dallas unless Dallas were to lose. The Redskins would be 6–8–1. If Dallas were to win, they’d be 6–9 and could still be 7–9, while the Redskins could finish 7–8–1, 6–9–1, or 6–8–2. Either of those latter scenarios would be considered worse than 7–9 due to the number of wins. If, instead, the Redskins were to tie and Dallas were to lose, Dallas would be 5–10, which would ensure a finish that would be worse than any of the Redskins' three possible records noted above.