After watching another horrible end to a Dallas Cowboys season, I am starting to wonder if this team is cursed? How can a franchise that was nicknamed America's Team exit again from the NFL postseason without winning a game?

Let me preface this by saying that I have spent most of my life rooting for the New York Jets. Unlike Cowboys fans, my football season usually ends in October. Plus, the only time the Jets won a Super Bowl was more than four years before I was born. I have seen four AFC Championship games over the last 40 years, but I often wonder if I will ever live to see the Jets play in another Super Bowl. As for actually winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy, that seems about as far off as anything in professional sports.

Cowboys fans might actually start to relate. Since the team's last Super Bowl win against the Pittsburgh Steelers nearly 26 years ago, Dallas has failed to return to the NFC Championship game. In fact, they have made the playoffs a total of 11 times since the 1995 season and won just four postseason games. Of those 11 trips, the Cowboys have lost five Wild Card games and six divisional round games.

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Mike McCarthy's future as head coach of the Cowboys looks good after team Vice President Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he expects him back for another season. McCarthy is 18-15 in two seasons in Dallas, including a 12-5 record this season which was good enough to win a weak NFC East Division.

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As much as some fans want to see McCarthy gone, more of them are beyond fed up with team owner Jerry Jones. The 79-year old refuses to hire a general manager for his team and is still very active in his club's day to day operations. Sometimes I wonder if Jerry made a deal with the devil as he helped orchestrate his dynasty in the 90s? As long as Jerry is alive and running his team as GM, the Cowboys postseason curse may never end.

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