It has already been a great year for the Dallas Cowboys and they have stars like Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant to thanks for it.
The three have combined to create one of the best offenses in the NFL with quarterback Romo being tipped for the league MVP award.
Murray has become one of the elite runningbacks in the league and Bryant has once again established himself as a top wide receiver.
As incredible as the three biggest players have been for Dallas this year, it could largely be claimed that their success has come from the strength of their offensive line.
The most important success however has come as a team as the Cowboys have established a winning season for the first time since 2010 - going 8-8 the last three years.
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Now at 11-4, the Cowboys have already made the play-offs and will travel to the Washington Redskins this weekend as they fight for the highest seed they can.
Should the Cowboys emerge victorious over the Redskins on Sunday - a result everyone expects to see, then history will certainly be behind them.
A win on Sunday will see the Cowboys pull off an unbeaten 8-0 on the road this season - a feat that has been done just seven times since 1970.
In those seven times, six of the teams have made it to the Super Bowl with the one who didn't being the 1990 San Francisco 49ers who still made it to the NFC Championship game.
An 8-0 road record carries with it a lot of history and it will be encouraging for the Cowboys fans if they can finish the regular season with a win.
Not there yet
It won't be an entirely forgone conclusion for the Cowboys on Sunday however and head coach Jason Garrett will know that.
Having seen the Redskins beat the Cowboys divisional rival the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Garrett has already claimed that he will not rest his starters.
It will be a big day in the NFC on Sunday as the Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks all fighting to gain the highest possible seed they can.
It will be a very interesting end to the regular season with several matches being winner take all scenarios.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers will battle for the NFC South, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will go head to head for the AFC North and the Packers will face the Lions for the NFC North title.
We should be set for an extraordinary end to the regular season and we can only hope that the play-offs themselves can replicate what we've already seen this year.
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