Found January 04, 2012 on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
You've probably heard of the five stages of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance -- at some point. No sane person would equate a playoff-less football season with the death of a loved one, which is to say that there are plenty of Cowboys fans probably going through something similar to those five stages since the loss to the Giants on Sunday night. A bit extreme, perhaps, but such is life when you pour your heart and soul into the Cowboys. If you're looking for an exercise that allows you to keep wallowing in a disappointing season, we've come up with one that should do the trick. Take all eight Cowboys losses, analyze them and come up with the one that was the most galling. It's not easy, since almost all of the Cowboys losses were gutwrenchers that were there for the taking before cruel fate (or an iced kicker or Tony Romo) snatched them away. Jets 27, Cowboys 24 The opening night loss set the tone for a season of kicks to the groin as ...

Romo kicking himself over pass beyond the line of scrimmage

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had both a brilliant play and a dumb play on the same play in Sunday night’s loss to the Giants, and afterward he was kicking himself over it. With the Cowboys facing third-and-5 at the Giants’ 39-yard line, trailing 14-0 late in the second quarter, Romo dropped back to pass and…

N.Y. Daily News: Don't blame Tony Romo, Cowboys teammates provided no help

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A familiar end for Cowboys offense

The Cowboys' seasons have ended in somewhat similar fashion over the last several years. Admittedly, the records have been different and the details do vary some, but it seems that invariably, when the season does end, it ends in a way that is reminiscent of Cowboys failures past. Since Tony Romo's bobbled hold in Seattle, each subsequent season-ender was decided with the...

Thrown Away

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Reviewing the Cowboys' rookie class

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Giants-Cowboys New Year’s Day Photo Essay (20 PICS)

This past Sunday, on New Year’s Day 2012, we were fortunate enough to attend the much-hyped Giants-Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium. This was for all the marbles in the NFC East, with the winner taking the division and the loser going home to face a long off-season, watching the playoffs from the outside looking in. A play-in game, if you will, between bitter division rivals. As...

5 Things We Learned in 2011

Well, the Cowboys didn't make the playoffs this season, but that doesn't mean that we can't look back on the last 16 games and learn something. Indeed, the Cowboys 2011 season had much to teach us, like the following things: 1. THIS TEAM IS DOOMED. Okay, that might be a bit alarmist. But honestly, the Cowboys are a broken record at this point. The problems they have...

Cowboys feedback and playoff picks

With Cowboys season now in our rear-view mirror, I will use Friday and Monday as some sort of NFL grab bags, with some thoughts on the playoff games and emails from you, our valued readers. Today, I thought we could start with one final piece of data from the Week 16 game, at the New York Giants. This is our "throw chart" for Tony Romo, which will help as a companion piece...

NFL: Cowboys Fail in the Clutch Again

There is no such thing as luck.  There is no such thing as a curse.  There is no such thing asfate.  However, when you watch the Cowboys squander another opportunity to succeed late in the season or in the postseason it is hard not to feel that there is something else preventing them from winning. The Cowboys showed up flat for their prime time Sunday Night Football game that...

The Dallas Cowboys; A 2011 Eulogy

The Dallas Cowboys. What can be said about a season that ended as disastrously as it began? It seems like it was just a short time ago that they were in the driver's seat of the NFC East. Everything was in its right place. The Giants were sputtering, the Eagles making a case for being the most overrated team in the history of teams, the Cowboys stood tall. Then, it all fell...
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