The NFL didn't do the Cowboys any favors with a brutal season ending stretch that includes three of the final five on the road.
But the Cowboys got a break early in the season with four of their first seven games against teams breaking in new coaches in Tampa Bay, Denver, Kansas City and Seattle.
Never mind that the first three are on the road, those should be four wins. Add in a win or two in their first three homes games at the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington against the Giants, Panthers and the Falcons and the Cowboys should start fast.
If so, another late season collapse will be devastating.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.