Playoffs Still an Option

Take a survey of the <!--Default For Dallas Cowboys is to ignore-->Dallas Cowboys, and you'd swear the team's record was a whole lot better than 4-7. To listen to the players, you'd think the team was either leading the NFC East or at least on the forefront of the wild card race. <BR>

Take a survey of the Dallas Cowboys, and you'd swear the team's record was a whole lot better than 4-7. To listen to the players, you'd think the team was either leading the NFC East or at least on the forefront of the wild card race.

"Yeah, it's still possible," wide receiver Quincy Morgan said. "If we keep winning out, we'll win the Super Bowl."

Well … maybe.

It could be argued that Morgan was getting a little ahead of himself, since there's no guarantee that a 9-7 mark would get the Cowboys into the postseason.

Defensive tackle La'Roi Glover said the Cowboys' game at Seattle Monday night could serve as a springboard toward the postseason.

"It's a good opportunity for us to continue some of our success," Glover said. "We feel a little rejuvenated for what we hope is this last five-game run."

Morgan said that the players get their optimism from head coach Bill Parcells.

"He told us he's not giving up on the season and he's not giving up on us," Morgan said. "When that comes true, you believe in it. When your coach tells you that, you want to keep playing for him."

Rookie quarterback Drew Henson said that as long as the Cowboys retain a mathematical chance to reach the postseason, they'll continue to play with that playoffs in mind.

"We're not out of it," he said. "This is where you want to be. As long as you have a chance, that's the goal."

Cornerback Terence Newman said that the imbalance in the standings adds to the Cowboys optimism.

"We definitely can get to the postseason," Newman said. "It's bizarre, but you've got teams that are 6-5 leading divisions. So it's a plus, it's in our favor, to keep winning games."

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