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Urgent? You Bet: The Book On 0-3
Posted by rphillips at 9/24/2010 4:40 PM CDT
The Cowboys’ players and coaches have talked about a sense of urgency all week, and for good reason. They know the odds of making the playoffs get even slimmer from 0-2 to 0-3.
Here’s just how slim:
Since the NFL expanded to a 12-team postseason format in 1990, only three teams have started 0-3 and clinched a playoff berth: the 1992 San Diego Chargers, the 1995 Detroit Lions and the 1998 Buffalo Bills under Wade Phillips, who made a drastic change by inserting Doug Flutie into the starting lineup.
For a team that still has big aspirations, the time is indeed now.