Before this season, many fans, passersby and experts selected the Dallas Cowboys as a solid pick to represent the NFC in February’s Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. Now, unless you suffer from anterograde amnesia, like the fellow from Memento, you know that this is no longer a possibility.
Nor are the playoffs.
But unless they can manage a victory over the division champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will finish the season with at least a piece of last place.
Dallas needs a victory Sunday to avoid finishing in the NFC East cellar; they also need the Washington Redskins to lose to the New York Giants. Failing this, the Cowboys will finish in last place for the first time since 2002, when Dave Campo was head coach, Bruce Coslet (remember him?) was the offensive coordinator, and George W. Bush was serving his first term as President.
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