Found February 25, 2012 on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
By Tom Orsborn INDIANAPOLIS – Several Dallas Cowboys fans I’ve chatted with since the end of last season admit they’ve thrown up their hands in despair when it comes to the team’s future. And who can blame them? The Cowboys haven’t been to the Super Bowl since they beat the Steelers in the one after the 1995 season. Since 1996, they’ve won only two playoff games. Dallas is 1-3 in the postseason with Tony Romo as the starting quarterback and it’s missed the playoffs three of the last four seasons, including the last two in a row. Dallas finished last season 8-8 after going an unacceptable 1-4 in December/January. That skid included two losses to the New York Giants, who went on to win their second Super Bowl in five years after claiming the NFC East with a 9-7 record. With all that said, fans are pointing the finger of blame squarely at Jerry Jones, who bought the team 23 years ago Saturday. The fans yearn for Jones to fire himself as general manager and hire “a true football man,” s...

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