The Dallas Cowboys are the NFC's No. 5 seed in the 2023 NFL playoff picture. Making back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 15 years, Dallas is considered to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

With +1300 odds to win the championship at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cowboys' Super Bowl chances are better than all but four teams. Dallas is sandwiched between the Cincinnati Bengals (+750) and Los Angeles Chargers (+2100). The Cowboys are the clear third contender in the NFC behind the San Francisco 49ers and the favorite Philadelphia Eagles (+500).

Dallas has +550 odds to win the conference and reach Super Bowl LVII.

Even though the Cowboys are the lower-seeded team on the road, Dallas is favored to win its first-round matchup. The Cowboys are three-point favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wild-Card Weekend. Dallas finished four games ahead of Tampa Bay in the overall standings with a 12-5 record.

Who will the Cowboys play next if they beat the Buccaneers? There are scenarios in which Dallas visits Philadelphia or San Francisco. It's possible that the Cowboys could play on the road against the Minnesota Vikings or host the New York Giants.

Wins for both the 49ers and Vikings on Wild-Card Weekend would send the Cowboys to Philadelphia in the divisional round. Both San Francisco and Minnesota are favored in their wild-card matchups.

If the 49ers win and the Vikings lose, the Cowboys will visit San Francisco in a rematch of last year's playoffs. San Francisco beat Dallas 23-17 on Wild-Card Weekend 2022.

If the Vikings win and the 49ers lose, the Cowboys will travel to Minnesota for the second round. Dallas blew out Minnesota 40-3 on the road in Week 11.

If San Francisco and Minnesota both lose, Dallas will host New York in the divisional playoffs. The Cowboys swept the Giants in their regular-season series.

The Cowboys can't play the Seahawks until the NFC Championship Game.

Dallas hasn't been back to the NFC Championship Game since winning Super Bowl XXX in the 1995 season. The Cowboys have won at least 12 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in 27 years.

The Cowboys are the only NFC team that had both a top-five scoring offense and top-five scoring defense in the regular season. Dallas tied for third in sacks, led by 13.5 sacks from Defensive Player of the Year candidate Micah Parsons. The Cowboys are scoring 33.3 points per game in Dak Prescott's last 10 starts.

Prescott led the league with 15 interceptions.

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Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a touchdown pass to Blake Jarwin #89 during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in the game at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images