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NFL Notes: Clinching Scenarios, Draft, Cowboys, Giants & Jets

Clinching Scenarios

Clinching Scenarios:

Cowboys:

Dallas clinches division title:
1) DAL Win

Dallas clinches a first-round bye:
1) Dal win + DET loss or tie
2) DAL win + SEA loss

Dallas clinches home field advantage throughout NFC playoffs:
1) DAL win + DET loss or tie + SEA loss

Seahawks

Seattle clinches division title:
1) SEA win + AZ loss or tie
2) Sea tie + AZ loss

Patriots

New England clinches division title:
1) NE win + MIA loss or tie
2) NE tie + MIA loss

New England clinches a first-round bye:
1) NE win + MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

Raiders

Oakland clinches a playoff berth:
1) OAK win + MIA loss or tie
2) OAK win + DEN loss
3) OAK tie + MIA loss + BAL loss or tie
4) OAK tie + MIA loss + PIT loss or tie

Draft

  • Ian Rapoport spoke with two high-level evaluators about LSU RB Leonard Fournette, who announced that he’ll be entering the 2017 draft on Monday, and both said they believe he’ll be better than Rams RB Todd Gurley.
  • Michigan State DL Malik McDowell announced via his Twitter account that he’s entering the 2017 draft class.

Cowboys

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned Tuesday they have no plans to rest their starters even if they clinch the No. 1 seed in the coming weeks. (Charean Williams)

Giants

  • Mike Garafolo reports that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is in Philadelphia Tuesday to see noted surgeon William Meyers regarding his groin injury.
  • Garafolo adds that Pierre-Paul visiting with Meyers doesn’t necessarily mean surgery.

Jets

  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Jets are bringing in long snapper Zac Triner for a workout on Tuesday.