PHILADELPHIA — It's not too early to think about the second season.

The Eagles can clinch a playoff berth if they win their remaining four games as their regular season finale is against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles and the Cowboys have 7-5 records but the Cowboys currently own the head-to-head and division tiebreakers and are atop the NFC East.

All of that said the Eagles have a 45-percent probability of gaining the postseason per PlayoffStatus.com while the Cowboys have a 70-percent chance. That's because of tiebreakers and the remaining schedule.

The Eagles have a slightly more difficult schedule as they host the Lions (7-5) and the Bears (6-6) and play at the Vikings (3-8-1) and Cowboys.

The Cowboys play road games against the Bears and the Redskins (3-9) and host the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers (5-6-1) as well as the Eagles.

The Eagles are 3-2 in the division while the Cowboys are 4-0. If the Cowboys win one more division game they own the tiebreaker over the Eagles should the teams finish with the same record.

If the Eagles beat the Cowboys and finish with the same division record, the next tiebreaker is common opponents.

The Cowboys are 6-4 versus common opponents with four such games remaining, the Eagles 5-5 with four common games remaining.

If the playoffs began today the Seahawks (10-1), Saints (9-3), Lions (7-5) and the Cowboys (7-5) would be the division winners. The Seahawks opposed the Saints Monday night.

The Panthers (9-3) and the 49ers (8-4) would be the wild cards with the Eagles and the Cardinals (7-5) next.

The Eagles hold the head-to-head tiebreaker in a wild-card situation with the Cardinals (7-5) and the Packers, by virtue of beating them and control that portion of their destiny with the Bears.

Chip Kelly was asked why he split quarterback Nick Foles, who has a 70 plus completion percentage in the red zone, out wide and inserted Brad Smith at quarterback on first-and-goal at the six-yard line Sunday.

Smith fumbled the snap, short-circuiting the series and the Eagles settled for a field goal in what became a tight 24-21 victory over the Cardinals.

“We thought we were going to have a successful play,” Kelly said. “I mean, he just dropped it. We weren't taking the ball out of Nick's hands. If we score on that everybody says, 'What a great play.' If you don't score, it's: 'What a stupid play.' So... what a stupid play.”

It seemed anything but bright, especially coming from Kelly.

Unless, that is, Kelly wanted to use that play to burn Cardinals counterpart Bruce Arians. It was Arians who said the read-option type offenses are “great college offenses” that on the NFL level expose quarterbacks to unnecessary punishment.