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Opportunity knocks for hyped Cowboys

Having cleared one hurdle, expectations are at a Super level. Can they handle it?

Updated: June 16, 2010, 3:34 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jerry Jones wouldn't even say the words "Super Bowl" last offseason.

He was stunned by the epic failure of his Cowboys to live up to contender billing in 2008, when they fell apart during a drama-filled December and didn't even qualify for the playoffs. Jones didn't want to add any pressure by pumping up expectations again.

Well, that's no longer a worry for Jerry. Not with the Cowboys coming off their first playoff win in 13 seasons and the Super Bowl coming to his ...

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