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Cowboys Look to "Get Through That 8-8 Rut"

The Cowboys have now finished 8-8 for three straight years



    After three consecutive .500 seasons, the Dallas Cowboys won’t be wanting for any motivation when they open camp practices on Thursday.

    The Cowboys haven’t been to the playoffs since 2009, a drought so long that a good deal of the bigger stars on the current roster--Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, DeMarco Murray, the list goes on--still haven’t seen the postseason. Neither has Jason Garrett, as a head coach. He was but an offensive coordinator for that run five years ago.

    That said, recent history hasn’t put a damper on the optimism at Cowboys camp in sunny Oxnard, CA.

    It’s never too early to think that,” said safety Barry Church, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s our goal going into Day 1 of the off-season was to get to that goal of the Super Bowl. We have to get through that 8-8 rut and we have to make the playoffs first. It starts one game at a time and we’re just going to focus that way.”

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