Despite Jerry Jones’ delusions about being a contender, the 2011 Cowboys were the epitome of mediocrity.
That’s obvious from the Cowboys’ 8-8 record, which included one win over a team with a .500 or better record and three wins over teams that fired their head coaches.
Further evidence that the Cowboys are about as average as could be: They finished the season ranked 15th in scoring offense (23.1 points per game) and 16th in scoring defense (21.7 point per game).
“I am disappointed that we are not going to get a chance to see more of this team,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ season ended with a loss to the Giants, “but that’s the price you pay when you don’t get into the tournament.”
Mediocrity comes with a cost.