CINCINNATI -- The Dallas Cowboys' win was merely seconds old, with kicker Dan Bailey's final 40-yarder having just split the uprights. A trying, emotional 48 hours had culminated in a come-from-behind victory in a tight playoff race, yet it felt nothing like that. Celebrations were either hidden or barely noticeable. Instead, tears were visible, streaming down the faces of players like fullback Lawrence Vickers and guard Nate Livings. One player pumped his fists; another bowed his head; another walked, stone-faced.