Take a peek at the Cowboys schedule in October and it's enough to give the team's best fans an ulcer.
If the Cowboys are able to emerge from this 2-1, they have done themselves a grand favor. But even if Dallas comes out 1-2 or 0-3, fans may still have a little light at the end of the tunnel.
The month of November.
Tony Romo has a record of 18-2 in November since becoming the team's full time starter. Dallas did not lose a game during "Romo-Vember" in 2011 and many are hoping for the same result this season.
Romo's statistics even seem to rise right before December hits. He has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes, thrown 49 touchdowns and his quarterback rating is north of 110.
Now, if Romo and the Cowboys can cut out the mistakes and errors, there is no reason why they can't repeat their previous November success.
Dallas takes on the Falcons, Eagles, Browns and Redskins in the 11th month of the year. Atlanta is a toss up as they are still among the ranks of the undefeated. Philadelphia has just as many issues as the Cowboys. The Browns are a steaming pile of hot trash. And the Redskins always play the Cowboys tough.
OK, let me walk back my Browns statement. On any given Sunday in the NFL, any team can win a game, even the ones with the worst records.
Now, back to the money.
If the Cowboys have any chance of starting November off right, they'll have to do it on the road. They face the Falcons on the road as well as the Eagles.
But take solace, Cowboys fans. Remember that Romo is a robust 18-2 in 20 career November games. History is on his and the team's side as they seem to have laser-like focus during this month for some reason.
So, should fans look forward to November as a means to save the team's season or to gain momentum for December? Look toward the first as Romo has a below .500 record in December.