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With the Super Bowl being played in Dallas this year, Jerry Jones desperately wanted his Dallas Cowboys to be the first team ever to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. After their first four games, the Cowboys look like anything but a championship caliber team.
The Cowboys opened the season with 10-1 odds of not only being the NFC champions, but also to win the Super Bowl. Loaded with talent, they were also the fashionable pick amongst the prognosticators to go deep into the playoffs.
Unlike teams like the Vikings, Packers and Saints, the Cowboys haven't had to negotiate a large string of injuries. Also, with nearly all of their stars returning, including 11 starting defenders, it seemed that with another year of experience and the addition of star rookie Dez Bryant, the Cowboys would only improve on last years 11-5 record that included a playoff victory.
However, things have gone completely opposite of what was predicted. At 1-3, the Cowboys are dead last in the NFC East, two games back from all three of their division rivals.
When the Dallas Cowboys head to Minnesota this weekend, it could be one of the most intriguing matchups of 1-3 teams in recent memory. The loser of this game will face incredibly long odds of making the playoffs.