Reality schools learning Cowboys

But for a team dealing with transition, there's no shame in falling short to Patriots

Updated: October 17, 2011, 2:22 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Dallas Cowboys are rebuilding. People inside the organization won't say it in public, but what team would?

In theory, a true contender would have won a game like the one on Sunday afternoon against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

A Cowboys team in transition forced four turnovers and ended the Patriots' streak of averaging 30 points or more at 13 games but ultimately came up small when it was time to win.

It's nothing to be ashamed of. It's just ...

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