We are edging ever closer to the start of the new NFL season and pre-season is on the horizon with fans ever optimistic about their chances this year.
Seattle Seahawks fans are looking to repeat, Denver Broncos fans are looking to go one better and Cleveland Browns fans are surely hoping for not to much Manziel - madness.
Optimism is not a bad thing, in fact with optimism and enthusiasm, it is unlikely any team would aim to be there on Super Bowl Sunday.
Optimism is a great thing but the Dallas Cowboys may have taken it just one step too far as they sent out their fans season tickets on Friday.
Along with the tickets for the Cowboys pre-season games and their regular season showdowns, the Cowboys fans received an extra set of tickets.
Tickets for their 'imminent' play-off games were also enclosed including the Cowboys first NFC Championship game since 1995.
It may be somewhat presumptuous and hey, the Cowboys have gone 8-8 in the last three seasons but who knows, anything can happen?
Yes most people are picturing another NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers for the second straight year, but who knows, Why not the Cowboys?
As it has been confirmed by the franchise, it was no error, Cowboys Director of Corporate Communications Brett Daniels said: "It's a convenience for our season-ticket holders to have everything in one package."
Perhaps this is the evolution of season tickets? No other NFL franchises are doing it but perhaps it will prove easier should the Cowboys reach next year's play-offs.
A long wait
As mentioned earlier, the Cowboys haven't reached the NFC Championship game since the 1995 NFL season on which occasion, they went on to win it all at Super Bowl XXX.
The Cowboys haven't even made it to the post-season since the 2009 season where they crashed out to the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round.
So for Dallas to not only reach the play-offs, but to win it all would be a big challenge.
Many envision the 49ers and Seahawks to go furthest, with other NFC teams such as the New Orleans Saints and even the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins, they may have a lot to overcome if their fans actually need those play-off tickets.
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