How they got here:
It didn’t take long for Corey Girtz to make his mark as he’s led his Vikings to the playoffs in his first year as a head coach. They finished in first place in the NFC North with a record of 11-5 and locked up the 4th seed to earn a home game versus the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys also had a great turn around season. Coach Andres Perez took this team to a 12-4 record and although the Cowboys were tied for first place with the Redskins, it was the Redskins who came way with the NFC East thanks to their two wins vs the Cowboys during the regular season.
The Vikings ended the season on a two game win streak, they outscored their opponents 69 to 31. The Cowboys ended their season on a two game lossing streak, their week 17 loss to the Patriots however was a debestating one. They lost their two star halfbacks Sean Moorhouse and DeMarco Murray, both will miss the remainder of the season.