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Unfortunately, the one thing that you can count on with the Dallas Cowboys is that fact that you can't count on them. At least in terms of locking down a playoff berth late in the season.
Three years ago, the Pokes not only won the NFC East but their victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2009 Wild Card Playoffs was the team's first postseason win since 1996.
Fast forward to the last two seasons where a 7-4 record and an 8-6 mark both turned into 8-8 finishes, the latest a few weeks ago when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spent an afternoon throwing the ball all over Rob Ryan's defense and last Sunday, when Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris spent an evening running all over Ryan's defenders.
But there was also the matter of quarterback Tony Romo, who was on quite the run until serving up three critical interceptions vs. Washington.
Owner/general manager Jerry Jones is talking changes and all parties, including head coach Jason Garrett, appear receptive, even in the matter of the possibility of someone other than himself calling the plays. And everyone should be all in considering this team has now finished third in the NFC East each of the last three seasons.
Still, there are those who would argue that the biggest change needed in Big D is Jones' role, which at times makes him appear as if he's the head coach as well.
It's been proven that the Cowboys have the right pieces in place to challenge for the division title. But their lack of consistency is perhaps the most perplexing matter of all, especially when it comes to playing at home.
That's it! Perhaps Jones can build them a new stad...ee, ummm!