Their new stadium was the talk of the NFL. They lost their quarterback to a shoulder injury. And their bleak 1-6 start coincided with the city's excitement of hosting the World Series, which was lost in five games.
The Cowboys are in a similar position to the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals. They can only hope their season plays out the same.
The '70 Bengals are the only team to overcome a 1-6 start and reach the playoffs. They rode a seven-game winning streak to an 8-6 finish.
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