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Dallas Cowboys Find Themselves Short of the Divisional Round of Playoffs Again

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Jasen Vinlove-USA Today
Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins

Are you a Dallas Cowboys fan? If you are, you might be wondering why you haven’t seen your beloved players make it past the Divisional round since 1995. I assure you, you’re not the only one feeling sad or confused. 

In the past 28 years, the Cowboys have lost the Divisional round five times, lost the Wild Card round eight times, and completely missed out on the playoffs fifteen times. This 2023-2024 season was looking promising after the Cowboys beat the Giants 40-0 and the Jets 30-10 in weeks one and two. Even after their 16-28 loss to the Cardinals in week three, the team bounced back and beat the Patriots at home 38-3 in week four. 

Entering the playoffs, the Cowboys were seeded 2nd in the National Football Conference (NFC), and they lost to the Green Bay Packers at home (AT&T Stadium), 48-32. The game was a real heartbreaker after such a strong season. The team had a record of 12-5 for the third year in a row, and most of the games they lost were close. 

FWCD has many Cowboys fans, and they have all been affected by the annual loss that comes with being a part of this fanbase. 

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Mason Harper ’25 has been raised to love the silver and blue since he was a young boy, so you can imagine the disappointment he has to feel every year when his beloved team has a let down season. Harper said that the team’s early exit this season against the Green Bay Packers was “so depressing I had to turn it off.” He also described it as an emotional roller coaster every year but said that he will always be a Cowboys fan.

“I will continue to be a Cowboys fan. It’s who I am, and I’m loyal,” Harper said.

Webb Mooring ’24 is in a similar position as Harper: he, too, has been a Cowboys fan since childhood. In fact, sometimes you can catch him with his giant Cowboys blanket. Some of his friends claim that he is in denial about the team losing the first round of the playoffs. 

“He hasn’t been himself lately,” Eloise Senter ’24 said. 

Now that the Kansas City Chiefs won the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship, and they will be playing the San Francisco 49ers who won the NFC in the Super Bowl, Mooring has decided that he wants the Chiefs to win. The reason he picked the Red Kingdom team, and reigning Super Bowl champions, is because he said he can never cheer for the 49ers. Although Mooring has been let down once again this season, he will continue to support the Cowboys because he loves his blanket. 

Although the Cowboys continue to disappoint fans every year when playoffs start, at least they know their fanbase is incredibly loyal and will continue to support them through their hardships. Who knows, maybe 2025 is their year, except I’m sure that’s what fans think every time. 

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Reagan Hall, Reporter
Hi I’m Reagan, and I have been at FWCD since Kindergarten. Now I am a senior at the ripe age of 17. I have been in journalism for two years, and I love the people in it and my teacher, Mrs. Wallace. My sports are volleyball, basketball, and softball, but softball with always be my favorite. I love to dress out in blue because it’s my favorite color, but I will tolerate purple and gold for LSU, my dream college. 
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