FUTURE IS NOW FOR COWBOYS
With the Eagles up next, the Cowboys' eighth loss effectively ended Bill Parcells' playoff pipe dream. Dallas wasn't going to do anything in the postseason, anyway, which begs the question, why not Drew Henson?
The Patriots need to get CBs Ty Law and Tyrone Poole healthy for the postseason because their makeshift secondary won't hold up.
END OF LINE
As great as RB Eddie George has been, he needs to take a hint from his de-activation in Dallas yesterday. It's over.
If Denver's slide to mediocrity continues, look for speculation to increase about coach Mike Shanahan, who might resign.
WAITING GAME HELPS IRISH
Notre Dame is the beneficiary of NFL teams' reluctance to give Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis a head coaching job. It's doubtful anyone in the NFL would have waited until the Patriots' season was over to talk with Weis.