Philadelphia Eagle fans usually retort something about the Cowboys never having a window in the first place, and they expect another seemingly promising season that fails to live up to expectations.
Ah, there's that word again—expectation.
What exactly are the expectations for the 2012 version of the Dallas Cowboys?
Some look at the talent and storied history of the franchise and will expect championships.
Others counter with the fact that the Cowboys haven't made the playoffs since 2009 and have only won two playoff games since 1996. Perhaps they just aren't good enough for lofty expectations.
What follows are 10 expectations that should be in place for the Cowboys' 2012 season.