As the Dallas Cowboys were falling to the Tennessee Titans 34-27 on Sunday, the rest of the NFC East were winning, and throwing the team’s chances of a playoff run into some serious doubt. This is hardly where the Cowboys, or anyone around the team, thought they would be at this point.
After all, the Cowboys were a sexy pick to become the first team in NFL history to play in the Super Bowl at their home stadium; they were thought by many to be the odds-on favorite to win the NFC; they were, at the very least, supposed to make the playoffs. Considering, those numbers come as a stark illustration of the dramatic gap between expectations and reality for the team.
Obviously, it’s not a pretty picture.
"We're 1-3," said veteran linebacker Bradie James, per the Dallas Morning News. "I'm shocked, almost ashamed, because we shouldn't be this, but that's what we are. We've just got to find some solution. The first quarter of the year we're 1-3. We break it down in quarters and we're going into the second quarter and we need to play each game like it's our last."
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