Based on the most recent history, the Dallas Cowboys are in uncharted territory. We’re nearing Christmas and the team is still in the thick of the race for the NFC East division title and the playoffs. December, long a month of disaster and failure for the Cowboys has yet to see them lose a game. Every Cowboys fan that has watched at least the last five years or so can see and feel there is suddenly something different about this team. They are playing hard and with emotion – like it really matters to them and not just their fans. The tragedy involving the death of Jerry Brown and likely costing Josh Brent his football career has brought this team together and given them it seems more purpose. Head Coach Jason Garrett, seemingly on the hot seat all season for what fans considered obvious and unforgivable coaching miscues is suddenly viewed as showing “great leadership” by holding this team together and scratching and clawing out critical wins. Often viewed as a prima donna and not living up to his high draft status, receiver Dez Bryant has been on fire and even chose to forego needed surgery on his fractured finger acknowledging that his team needs him on the field. Gutsy Dez! Thank you from one very appreciative fan. These are different times for the Dallas Cowboys.