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Why this may be the year things finally turn in the Cowboys’ favor

Little breaks have already starting going Dallas’ way which is important.

Dallas Cowboys v Washington Commanders Photo by Kara Durrette/Getty Images

In all professional sports, winning a championship always involves a little bit of luck. A call goes your way, a pass gets tipped right into someone's hands, or you benefit from a player on an opposing team being unavailable. Whatever it may be, if you look at any championship team they have moments like these.

For the Dallas Cowboys, the last 27 years have been filled with the opposite kinds of moments. Whether it’s Tony Romo’s dropped snap, Dez Bryant’s catch/no catch, Jared Cook’s sliding grab down the sideline, or Fred Warner making the play of his life recording a PBU on CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys have been snake bit.

This week, the Cowboys are back in the postseason for the third consecutive year and have a chance to try to turn their luck once again. However, this year they already have some things going their way that they haven’t in years past.

The Eagles collapse from 10-1 to 11-6 and losing the NFC East was nothing short of a miracle. Back in November, it almost seemed set in stone the Cowboys would once again have to win three straight road games to make the Super Bowl. Now, Dallas will have to win just one road game at most to reach the big stage.

In years past the NFC was stacked with legendary playoff quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. This season, it would be hard to argue that the Cowboys don’t have the best quarterback on the NFC side of the playoffs in Dak Prescott.

The Cowboys also have suffered some key injuries in recent years right before heading into the postseason. This season, besides Stephon Gilmore, who got banged up last Sunday against Washington but should be good to go, Dallas hasn’t lost a key player to injury in multiple weeks.

If the Dallas Cowboys are going to make the Super Bowl for the first time in 27 years, it’s going to take better on-field performance in the playoffs than they’ve had in the past decade. But it will also take a little bit of luck, and the universe letting some things finally break their way.

Those little breaks have already started happening and the Cowboys are in the best position to reach a Super Bowl that they’ve been in since 2007.

Maybe this year things will be different. Maybe this is the year the tides turn and things go Dallas’ way.

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