Dallas Cowboys: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2011 NFL Season

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Dallas Cowboys: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2011 NFL Season
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With the NFL season still in the process of being decided through litigation and legal wrangling, a lot of fans and experts alike are wondering, "Will there be any football in 2011?" 

No matter what side of the dispute you take, we in the sports world are always here to offer the latest speculation and up-to the day news on your favorite teams.

The Dallas Cowboys, picked by many to represent the NFC at Super Bowl XLV and become the first team to play the big game in their stadium, fell way short of that goal.

After starting the 2010 campaign 1-7, and witnessing their season come to a crashing halt as Tony Romo was lost for the season's final 10 games due to a broken collarbone, Jerry Jones fired Coach Wade Phillips in the middle of the season for the first time in his 20-plus years of ownership.

Jason Garrett was elevated to head coach after being the team's offensive coordinator since 2007.  With backup quarterback Jon Kitna under center, the Cowboys rebounded to finish the season 5-3 and were competitive down the stretch, as they lost those three games by a grand total of seven points.

With a healthy Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and other key players such as first round pick Tyron Smith, the team is looking to rebound from one of the worst seasons in recent memory and be right back in the race to de-throne the Green Bay Packers as NFC Champions.

Here are five predictions for the 'Boys in blue and silver going into 2011: 

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