The Cowboys went from controlling their own destiny late last season to out of the playoffs thanks to three losses in their last four games, another late-season meltdown for a team that’s become all too familiar with them over the years.
If you’re the sort that counts on the Tony Romo/Jason Garrett Cowboys blowing up in a big spot as being next to death and taxes as one of life’s absolutes, the Cowboys hit their expectations right on the head. Others will argue that they fell short of expectations because of the amount of talent on the roster. Our Preseason Power Ranking reflects both points of view.
At 14, the Cowboys clearly have the ability to make the playoffs this season, but we’ve got them ranked just outside in a spot that forces them to show that they can actually pull it off. We’re asking you to let us know if that’s an accurate assessment or if the Cowboys should be higher or lower in the rankings.