Cowboys complicate their situation

Practice, discipline issues stand in way of beating playoff odds following 0-2 start

Updated: September 20, 2010, 10:39 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- We're not going to say the Dallas Cowboys' season is over. That would be harsh.

So instead, we'll tell you this:

The Cowboys are 0-2 to start the season following a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at Cowboys Stadium.

The odds of making the playoffs after an 0-2 start are slim. Since 1990, only 13 percent of NFL teams that have started 0-2 have reached the playoffs.

In the past two years, 19 teams have started 0-2, and ...

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