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Obscure Cowboys earn their stars

Lesser-known players such as Spencer, Jenkins bail out core group against Saints

Updated: December 20, 2009, 1:29 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Few people gave the Dallas Cowboys a chance against the New Orleans Saints.

Any chance. How could they?

This core group of Cowboys hadn't won a big game like this. Yes, they handed the Indianapolis Colts their first loss in Week 11 of the 2006 season. Sure, they beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field last season.

But winning a big game in December? Nope.

With baseball stats or made-up stats or whatever you want to call them, the Cowboys have ...

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