I was checking out some stats and 12 teams in 2004 began the season with a 3-1 start. 9 of those teams made the Playoffs! 75% of the teams with a 3-1 record were at least in a wild card game. I was checking Parcells' season record after good starts. With his 4 teams, he has had 6 seasons with a start of 3-1 or better, specifically, 4 seasons of 3-1 starts. He has never failed to reach the Playoffs when starting at a 3-1 or better record. His chance of a team entering the Playoffs after a 2-2 start is slightly better than 50%. If the Cowboys can jump to an early 3-1 start, I think we have a great shot at the Playoffs. Especially because this team has so many young guys getting significant minutes, who are only going to improve as the year goes on.