Your 2009 Dallas Cowboys: 10-6
|The Cowboys in Miami come 2010? Early signs = negatory.|
Being that the Cowboys haven't used any of their 11 draft picks or convened for the first quarterback school/minicamp/OTA/gee-ain't-it-nice-not-to-have-T.O.-around meeting of 2009, I'd like to keep a mulligan in my pocket. Maybe two.
But while the wise guys who work at online sports books have staked the Cowboys to the second-best odds (11-1) of any NFC team to win Super Bowl XLIV - only the Giants are better at 10-1 - I have them going 10-6, losing another first-round playoff game and sealing Wade Phillips' firing.
But no doubt Jerry Jones already considers the season a success. After all, his team - buoyed by his new Jonestown Coliseum - will command the NFL's national spotlight a league-high six times.
Remember, if you can't be fabulous, be famous!
Here's how the Cowboys get to 10-6 ...
|Sun, Sept 13||@ Tampa Bay (FOX)||12:00||Loss, 0-1|
|Sun, Sept 20||NEW YORK GIANTS (NBC)||7:15||Win, 1-1|
|Mon, Sept 28||CAROLINA (ESPN)||7:30||Win, 2-1|
|Sun, Oct 4||@ Denver (FOX)||3:15||Loss, 2-2|
|Sun, Oct 11||@ Kansas City (FOX)||12:00||Win, 3-2|
|Sun, Oct 18||BYE|
|Sun, Oct 25||ATLANTA (FOX)||3:15||Win, 4-2|
|Sun, Nov 1||SEATTLE (FOX)||12:00||Win, 5-2|
|Sun, Nov 8||@ Philadelphia (NBC)||7:15||Loss, 5-3|
|Sun, Nov 15||@ Green Bay (FOX)||3:15||Win, 6-3|
|Sun, Nov 22||WASHINGTON (FOX)||12:00||Win, 7-3|
|Thurs, Nov 26||OAKLAND (CBS)||3:15||Win, 8-3|
|Sun, Dec 6||@ New York Giants (FOX)||3:15||Loss, 8-4|
|Sun, Dec 13||SAN DIEGO (CBS)||3:15||Loss, 8-5|
|Sat, Dec 19||@ New Orleans (NFLN)||7:15||Win, 9-5|
|Sun, Dec 27||@ Washington (NBC)||7:15||Loss, 9-6|
|Sun, Jan 3||PHILADELPHIA (FOX)||12:00||Win, 10-6|