Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/18/14

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys open the season on Wednesday, September the 5th with an opportunity to make a statement against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Amongst many analysts, the Cowboys are a popular choice to win the NFC East division, credited with a top-notch defensive unit and an offense capable of putting up big numbers. But this is not the first time the Cowboys have been designated as the preseason favorite to hoist the divisional crown. It has become a perennial occurrence for a late-season meltdown in Dallas, tearing playoff aspirations to the ground and leaving the franchise in shambles. Such a frustrating yearly event has not come at the expense of passivity. The Cowboys have fought to season’s end, but year after year, they fall short. It appears that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the franchise as a whole have had enough. America’s Team has been a harrowing disappointment for its global supporters, and the window for success is beginning to close for this ...
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