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MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17: Runningback Adrian Peterson #29 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Cowboys put on an exhibition in winning football on that day in Houston. And they haven't shown a glimpse of that since.
Now, after horrible, head-scratching losses to the Titans and a Vikings team in similar disarray, the Cowboys are 1-4 and hanging on to their playoff, hell, Super Bowl, aspirations by the skin of their teeth.
A quick glance at the schedule would lead folks to believe the Cowboys, as bad as things have been, still might have a chance to turn things around. Poor folks.
True, if the Cowboys can beat the Giants in JerryWorld on Monday night (the Cowboys are favorites in Vegas, go figure), they'll be 2-4 with a terrible Jacksonville team and a struggling Green Bay team on the horizon that could put them at 4-4. Then, they travel to New York and host Detroit. 6-4? Season turned around?
Just rewind back to that one shining moment in Houston. Dallas was 1-2 after the dismantling of their little in-state stepbrother and had winnable games coming up against Tennessee at home and on the road in Minnesota. And look what happened.
The moral of the story is, don't have any faith in this Cowboys team. Despite all the stats, they'll find a way to lose games, and that is a scientific fact!