The Patriots arrived in Indianapolis on Sunday. The Giants land this afternoon. The Cowboys, once again, are nowhere to be found during Super Bowl week.
As every good Cowboys fan knows, it's been a long time -- too long -- since the Cowboys were here. It was the 1995 season when they won their fifth Super Bowl. They have two playoff victories since, having made it only as far as the divisional round.
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So when do the Cowboys return to the Super Bowl?
Clarence E. Hill Jr., beat writer:
The fifth of neverwary. The Cowboys have not sniffed the Super Bowl since 1995. They have won one playoff game since 1997. And they will head into next season as the third-best team in the NFC East. Add in the fact that the core group of Tony Romo and Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff is aging, there is a chance the window has passed for these Cowboys. The window has seemingly already passed on Terence Newman and Bradie James, who were part of the team's core foundation but neither is expected back next season.
Charean Williams, beat writer:
It's been -- what? -- 16 years since the last one. It's so long ago, I've forgotten. Consider, there are Cowboys fans who have never seen their favorite team win a Super Bowl title. This might as well be Detroit, or Cincinnati, or Houston. Until the Cowboys get a general manager, they are the definition of insanity. It's a safe bet that the Super Bowl will be back in Arlington before the Cowboys are back in the Super Bowl.
Carlos Mendez, beat writer: