The Cowboys Are Still November’s Team

This is the NFL playoff picture. The Cowboys haven't quite made the cut.

Need a sobering thought for the day? If you are a Cowboysfan, consider that 24 of the 32 teams, including 12 of the 16 NFC teams, are still in the NFL playoff picture. The NFC teams missing from that discussion include the 1-10 Panthers, the 2-9 Lions, the 3-8 Cowboys, and the 4-7 Vikings.

A positive note is the Cowboys are still November’s team. Since the 2006 season, which is the one when Tony Romo took over as the starting QB, Dallas has a combined record of 17-5 during November. This is the best record in the NFL for that particular month. Here’s the list:

1. Cowboys, 17-5 (77.27%)
2. Chargers, 15-5 (75.00%)
3. Colts, 17-6 (73.91%)
4. Saints, 14-6 (70.00%)
5. Vikings, 14-7 (66.67%)
6. Jets, 12-7 (63.16%)
7. Dolphins, 13-8 (61.90%)
7. Steelers, 13-8 (61.90%)
9. Ravens, 14-9 (60.87%)
10. Patriots, 12-8 (60.00%)
11. Buccaneers, 11-8 (57.89%)
12. Titans, 12-9 (57.14%)
13. Eagles, 11-9-1 (54.76%)
14. Falcons, 12-10 (54.55%)
15. 49ers, 10-9 (52.63%)
16. Bears, 11-10 (52.38%)
17. Giants, 10-10 (50.00%)
17. Packers, 11-11 (50.00%)
19. Jaguars, 9-10 (47.37%)
20. Bengals, 9-11-1 (45.24%)
21. Bills, 9-12 (42.86%)
21. Broncos, 9-12 (42.86%)
21. Cardinals, 9-12 (42.86%)
24. Seahawks, 9-13 (40.91%)
25. Chiefs, 8-13 (38.10%)
26. Panthers, 7-13 (35.00%)
27. Browns, 7-14 (33.33%)
28. Redskins, 6-13 (31.58%)
29. Texans, 6-14 (30.00%)
30. Rams, 5-14 (26.32%)
31. Raiders, 4-16 (20.00%)
32. Lions, 3-19 (13.64%)

Of course, the Cowboys have an overall record of 45-30 since 2006, meaning the team has gone 28-25 in months other than November. That doesn’t lead the league.

Dallas hasn’t always been a team that peaks in November. In the five seasons between 2001 and 2005, the Cowboys had a combined November record of 8-12.

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