The Dallas Cowboys failed to reach the playoffs for the second straight season in 2011. In Dallas, reaching the playoffs is not their only goal, either. A two-year drought from the playoffs hurts—but what hurts Jerry Jones and the Cowboys more is the 16 straight seasons they have not reached the Super Bowl.
In 2012, the Cowboys will be desperately looking for a way to end that drought. In some NFL cities, reaching the playoffs would be viewed as a successful season. For the Cowboys, only the Super Bowl is a success.
Fortunately for the Cowboys, the fact that they missed the postseason in 2011 does not decrease the possibility of them winning the Super Bowl in 2012. Two of the last three teams who won the Super Bowl missed the playoffs the previous season.
With a couple changes and a little bit of luck, the Dallas Cowboys could reach the Super Bowl in 2012. The Cowboys are not far away, but they do need a terrific offseason to fill some of their holes.
Here is the 10-step process for the Cowboys to reach the Super Bowl in 2012.