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Tony Romo was terrific in the second half of the season, but the Cowboys fell just short of the playoffs.
The Cowboys were extremely close to winning a lot of games this season. But they didn't.
And after losing to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs and will be watching the postseason at home once again. Despite being knocked out of the playoffs, head coach Jason Garrett's job should be safe.
Tony Romo receives a lot of criticism for his erratic style of play, but in reality, he was a top-notch quarterback for the majority of the 2012 season.
Losing Sean Lee was a huge blow to the Dallas defense. Getting him back on the field will be a big boost for the Cowboys next year.
This offseason, the Cowboys will need to address their offensive line. They tried adding to the interior of the line last summer, and they had limited success in 2012.
With DeMarco Murray out of the lineup, Dallas had one of the league's worst rushing attacks. But with an improved line up front, the Cowboys would be a more balanced offense.