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I Did the Math - Strike Three

Sadly, there is no more math to do. The Cowboys' season is not over, but their playoff aspirations are.

As I posted on Part 2 a few minutes ago, thank you all for humoring me on this exercise of mathematical possibility. It was unlikely that the Cowboys would run the table and finish 8-8 (a fine 7-1 end to a 1-7 beginning). It was also unlikely that Green Bay, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia would all back up and finish 8-8.

However, math is not based on emotion or even (necessarily) common sense.

Where do we go from here?

Do we turn our attention to next season's roster and focus our attention on the 2011 draft, free agent acquisitions, and roster churns (who gets cut/trades, who gets drafted/signed)?

Do we focus on everything that is possible to win out and build momentum for next year, or do we tank the final three games and try to get a premium draft choice (who would play for a new coach)?

Do we flush this season down the toilet and look at all of our rookies and backups? Do we treat thess final games as extra 2011 preseason games to evaluate, or do we go into each game trying to win?

Does Tony Romo finally go onto injured reserve, or does he try to come back and play a couple of games to end a lost season?

Let the discussion begin.

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