10 Biggest Stories Of 2010 NFL Season, No. 8: Super Bowl Contending Cowboys 1-7

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everything was going to fall into place.
The season was going to be the year Tony Romo finally took the Cowboys on a deep postseason run, culminating with a victory in Super Bowl XLV, which was being held in Texas Stadium.
The Cowboys were considered to be preseason favorites by many, not just to win the NFC, but to win the Super Bowl, which would make them the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Then the season started.
The Cowboys lost their first game, 13-7, to the Washington Redskins.
A Tony Romo walkoff touchdown pass seemed to give the Cowboys an improbable win, but a holding penalty by tackle Alex Barron nullified the touchdown and gave the Washington Redskins the victory.
After a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, the Cowboys appeared to get back on track with a 27-13 victory over the 2-0 Houston Texans.
Then Chris Johnson and the Titans ran all over the Cowboys, dropping them to 1-3.
A highly publicized game with ...

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