Originally written on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 1/16/12

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers in "The Stick" with Tony Romo playing with a collapsed lung and broken ribs with a stunning overtime victory in what ended up being the Cowboys' best win of 2011 back in Week 2. The Cowboys had the New York Giants against the ropes before Eli Manning led a remarkable comeback down by double digits with under five minutes to play on Sunday Night Football before the Giants embarrassed them in Week 17 in the Meadowlands. So the Cowboys could say they are just as good as the teams playing for the NFC Championship on Sunday, and the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. But they're obviously not. The 49ers are a much different team than they were back in Week 2. Jim Harbaugh has settled into a groove as an NFL head coach and will be the runaway winner of the NFL Coach of the Year award after the season's conclusion after taking the 49ers from 6-10 to 13-3 and hosting an NFC Championship. Remember back to the days of the 49ers hostin...
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