What you're describing isn't parity, it's the "I don't need to work hard and save for retirement, I'm going to win the lottery" school of investment planning. Most observers would agree that it is a less than optimal strategy. The following is a list of NFC teams that have played in a Conf. Championship Game since the Cowboys last appearance in 1995: Philly (5) Green Bay (4) San Francisco (4) Atlanta (3) Carolina (3) Minnesota (3) New York (3) Chicago (2) New Orleans (2) St Louis (2) Tampa Bay (2) Arizona (1) Seattle (2) Dallas, Washington and Detroit (n/a) In that 18 year stretch we have a total of one playoff win. One. There will be kids graduating from high school this spring who have never seen the Cowboys make a playoff run, let alone a Super Bowl. But by all means let's continue with the status quo. Our number is bound to come up sooner or later, right?