A year ago at this time, the Cowboys were reeling from the loss of quarterback Tony Romo to a second fractured clavicle and the resignation that their season was over as losers of eight of their last nine games en route to a 4-12 finish.
But, of course, this is a different year and a different time for the high-flying and streaking Cowboys (10-1), who head into Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings riding a franchise-best 10-game winning streak with a chance to clinch a playoff berth.
If the Cowboys beat the Vikings and the Washington Redskins (6-4-1) lose or the Tampa Buccaneers (6-5) lose or tie, they are in the playoffs as a wild card team.
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