Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys guard Nate Livings (71) celebrates after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys On The Verge Of Greatness?

Is it still unthinkable? Is it still impossible? Is it even still highly unlikely?

Bringing home a Super Bowl championship at this point is still probably all of the above, but the Cowboys still give us reason to hope, and for the first time in a long time they are giving us reason to believe.

The Steelers are definitely not having the year that they had hope without a doubt. Terrible towels in Pittsburgh are going into storage rapidly, but not one person would dare say that the Steelers aren’t a worthy opponent.

The Cowboys went into this game with a must win mentality, and unfortunately that is going to have to be their mentality until the end of the season. Losing is no longer an option if Dallas plans to extend their season, but unlike a few weeks ago this team finally looks like they are capable of doing so.

I’m sore this was never the game plan; I doubt anybody suggested the procrastination theory of wait until the last minute to claim your postseason seat. I guess it all really depends on how you look at it. Is this procrastination or clutch gene?

Over the past decade the Cowboys have been for one thing and that’s getting your hopes up only to dash them in the most important of moments. Are they finally getting past that? Are they finally learning to win even in the most important of moments?

That question along with many others remain to be answered in the weeks to come, but I for one am excited for the last leg of this race.

Finally the offensive line is playing well enough to allow the playmakers to do damage. Finally the running game seems healthy and is creating a balance on offense. Finally the front seven are creating pressure and causing turnovers. Finally the secondary or at least Brandon Carr is making game changing plays.

Things are finally coming together; let’s just hope that these guys have a couple more rounds in them to get to the playoffs. At this point in the season given the circumstances, only perfection will be acceptable.

No to write off the Saints or anything because they are a dangerous team, but I think fate has this season in the hands of the Washington Redskins in the season finale. There wouldn’t be any other way to decide a playoff spot than between two bitter division rivals in the last game of the season. Maybe this time the Cowboys will deliver.

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