Each year on average, five teams that made the playoffs fail to do so the following year. Thus, five teams that didn't make the playoffs show up in the postseason. The NFL has touted its parity with such statistics, and this "five in, five out" average has held true since 2000. it's only natural to speculate on five teams that will fail to repeat their regular season success and five teams that will surpass expectations. Who's in?
With the pressure on, Jason Garrett gets his 'Boys to perform. Quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant will connect on a far more consistent basis. Last year, Romo boasted the NFL's fourth best quarterback rating, even with a young offensive line. If the offensive line gels this year, 32-year-old Romo will take advantage of having an injury-free Bryant in tip-top shape as Bryant admitted that his conditioning was sub-par last season.
A motivated, healthy Bryant will give Romo a reliable down-field target, and Miles Austin, if he can stay healthy, is an excellent number two option. Running back DeMarco Murray has the talent, if he can stay healthy to be a Pro Bowl running back.