Thursday, August 14, 2008

Could be Super Bowl or bust for Wade Phillips

Posted by Clarence E. Hill Jr.

It's Super Bowl or bust for the Cowboys in 2008. Nothing else matters.

Not after a season in which they went 13-3, sent 13 players to the Pro Bowl and secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, but found themselves one and done in the playoffs again after losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants.

If you are counting, the Cowboys have not won a playoff game since 1996 and have now lost each of their last four appearances in the postseason. The Cowboys return 21 starters from last season, while adding a Pro Bowl caliber player in linebacker Zach Thomas, provided he can stay healthy.