With the Giants' 34-17 loss to the Eagles, Philadelphia clinched the NFC East outright while the Cowboys and ninth-year head coach Jason Garrett were left on the outside looking in.
Dallas (8-8) finished the 2019 season in second behind the Eagles (9-7), dropping last Sunday's decisive 17-9 loss to Philadelphia before rebounding with Sunday's 47-16 win over the Washington Redskins (3-13).
Despite the win, the Cowboys are 8-8 for the fourth time since Garrett took over as the full-time head coach in 2011. As his contract expires with the end of the season, will he be back in 2020 and beyond?
"I want to be the coach of the Dallas Cowboys," Garrett said. "But we'll see what happens."
Whether or not Garrett returns is up to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who declined to go into detail when he met with reporters in his postgame scrum.
"I don't have a shareable timetable," Jones said of Garrett's future. "The proper question here is a 'shareable' -- do I have anything that I would share as far as my timetable, my thoughts, any work I've done, we've done, any work preparing for the future -- all of that, I wouldn't comment on and share at this time."
If the Cowboys, expectedly, do not give Garrett a new contract, the Giants could enter the mix, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Nov. 24. Of course, the Giants still have a decision of their own to make with Pat Shurmur, who ended Year 2 in New York at 4-12 after the 17-point unraveling against the Eagles. After the Giants conduct a team meeting Monday at 11 a.m. with general availability to follow, general manager Dave Gettleman will hold a press conference Tuesday and presumably address Shurmur's fate.
"Disappointing, it was out of our hands," said Garrett, who has gone 85-67 as the Cowboys' head coach, including an eight-game interim stint in 2010. "The biggest thing we talked about all we long was, 'Control what we can control.' That was going to be our preparation, how we played and guys were unbelievable this week. ... So damn proud of our guys, how we played today."