No team since the merger in 1970 has started a season with a 1-4 record and gone on to qualify for the playoffs. Many think the Cowboys, who are "loaded with talent", could be the first team to do accomplish that feat.
Dallas Head Coach Wade Phillips spoke with reporters via conference call today...
Q: Talk about the challenge of being patient with a 1-4 record:
A: Well, you're not any better than your record. Yeah, it's frustrating but you keep working towards the future and not dwell on the past. You have to learn from the past. It's all about attitude now. It's all about your attitude, the team staying together, pulling for each other, and believing in each other. That's the challenge.
Q: Are they still together and believing in each other?
A: Oh yeah. We've lost some close games, you know. The Giants know how we feel now about three weeks ago.
Q: Do you feel the division is still wide open, though?
A: Well, it's still early but we are just pointing toward this game. At 1-4, you don't think about the division or anything else. All you think about it is the next ballgame and trying to win that.