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2012 Cowboys Predictions: Why Dallas Will Make The Playoffs

Whether or not the window is closing on the Cowboys to make a Super Bowl run has been a fun debate this offseason, but SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber tells you here, why the Boys will indeed make the playoffs:

The Cowboys will make the playoffs because they exorcised the demons in their secondary that sunk them in a Week 17 game against the Giants. Football Outsiders notes that Dallas was ranked 30th against the pass on third downs and allowed an average of 7.1 yards per pass when the quarterback made a throw when escaping pressure. The addition of free agent cornerback Brandon Carr and first-round pick Morris Claiborne vastly improves a unit that relied on Terence Newman to help opposing passers pad their Pro Bowl resumes.

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