That is true but that does not mean everyone did not know Dallas was elite. There was a lot of hype around the Cowboys through out the season. I agree it did continue to build as the weather turned. All the young and fast talent continued to dominate other teams and especially so when they did against a well established team. We know about the offense how they would grind down opponents by controlling the clock and scoring TDs. I also recall as the season wore on people really started to make note of the defensive line rotation and how they were fresh which obviously had a major role in preventing yards and points.