Last Monday, I pronounced the Dallas Cowboys season over and ruled out any chance they had for making the playoffs. Monster, the ever-optimistic Dallas Cowboys diehard fan, disagreed with me, and said that a win over Miami could change their fortunes. After watching Tony Romo come back to the starting lineup and work his magic against the Dolphins, count me in as a believer that America's Team still has a chance to pull off a miracle. Even the odds makers agree, since they bumped up the Cowboys from a 100-1 longshot to win the Super Bowl to now 30-1.

It won't be easy since Dallas has to play Carolina on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium. However, if Romo can help lead the Cowboys to an upset win over a 10-0 Panthers team, then everyone will start to believe that Dallas still has a fighting chance. Despite owning a 3-7 overall record, the Cowboys are just two games back of the 5-5 New York Giants for first place in the NFC East. The Washington Redskins host the Giants and Cowboys over the next two weeks. If Washington beats the Giants and the Cowboys knock off the Panthers, then the Redskins and Giants would be tied for first place in the division with a 5-6 record and the Cowboys would be just one game back of both teams. I know it sounds a little ridiculous, but the mediocrity in the NFC East can allow Cowboys fans to dream of a December miracle.