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Before anyone gets too worked up, the title of this slideshow is "5 Teams You Can Never Count Out," and the Dallas Cowboys fit this category.
Up until Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys had not lost a game by more than four points, lingering around in a number of games before falling to defeat.
During Week 1, the Cowboys lost to the Jets 27-24, when with 27 seconds to go in the game, Jets kicker Nick Folk nailed a 50-yarder for the lead.
During Week 2, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo put on one of the gutsiest performances of the year, playing with broken ribs and leading his team back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to win 27-24.
During Week 3, still playing with broken ribs, Tony Romo overcame a slew of bad snaps from his center to somehow lead his team to a 16-18 victory over the Washington Redskins.
During Week 4, the Cowboys blew a huge lead to the Lions on their way to a 34-30 loss, but they were still in the game throughout and were actually winning with 1:39 remaining before Detroit scored the go-ahead touchdown.
During Week 6, Dallas led the New England Patriots 16-13 all the way up to and down to 22 ticks left in the game, when Tom Brady proceeded to hit his tight end Aaron Hernandez for a touchdown, thereby giving the Pats the 20-16 win.
During Week 7 Dallas blew out the Rams and during Week 8 the Eagles blew out the Cowboys. However, in all but one game this season, Dallas either won or hung around to the very last seconds.