From Super Bowl or bust to no more excuses, the Cowboys now know the road they must travel in 2009.
The highlights include back to back primetime games to open the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington, starting with the New York Giants Sept. 20 on NBC in week two followed by an ESPN Monday night affair against the Carolina Panthers. The ever popular Cowboys play a league-high tying five games in primetime.
The season will likely come down to a very tough December and January stretch that includes three of the final five games on the road against the Giants, Saints and Redskins and two tough home games against the San Diego Chargers and the Philadephia Eagles to end the season Jan. 3.
The Cowboys have not had a winning record in December and January since 1996. Not surprisingly they have not won a playoff game since then either.
But Terrell Owens is gone. There is a new attitude. And there are no more excuses.