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NFC East

Clarence E. Hill: Cowboys not shy about embracing Super Bowl talk

A year ago at this time, I wrote that the Dallas Cowboys didn't have a prayer of a chance to have a successful season or save coach Jason Garrett's job. Not after three 8-8 seasons, the absence of any play-making talent on defense and an aging quarterback coming off potentially career-threatening back surgery. Owner Jerry Jones jokingly greeted me upon my arrival at training camp with "you need prayer yourself, get on your knees." Of course, that was before the Cowboys shocked the NFL with a 12-4 record, the NFC East title and their second playoff win in 17 years before losing to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs. Who knew DeMarco Murray was going...