EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Linebacker Bradie James reached into the past for a little inspiration as the Dallas Cowboys head into their most uncertain time of year -- December.
James spoke with Tony Dorsett. The Hall of Fame running back was part of the first wave of Dallas glory days.
Such days are the kind that James and his teammates are trying to relive.
The Cowboys on Sunday take on the New York Giants at the Meadowlands. The Cowboys are 5-10 after Thanksgiving with Tony Romo as quarterback. That includes some January games, regular season and postseason.
The Cowboys last won a playoff game in the 1996 season. Romo knows the Cowboys lead the NFC East at 8-3, the Giants are two games back, and handing them a sixth loss Sunday pretty much would make the Giants an afterthought.
Romo says nothing that happened in 1999 and 2004 or 2008 has any bearing on what is going to happen this December.
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