Various pools have been popping up on the Internet, ranging from how many picks Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will throw to what double-digit margin Dallas will lose by in its season finale against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. (Getty Images/AFP Files)
From the moment you step off the plane here in the U.S. capital, you can sense the angst that is suffocating this city amid concerns the country is about to plunge over the fiscal cliff.
Of course, should the Cowboys turn in their usual flop job in nearby Landover on Sunday night at the grass-stained hands of the rival Redskins, their legion of loyal fans might consider jumping off a real cliff.
Any confidence coming out of Cowboys Nation these days is offset by a deep trepidation, an understandable vibe when you consider that this team has been in this exact situation twice in the past four years and has been humiliated each time.
The Cowboys themselves insist this time could be different. They claim they have learned from past mistakes. They are steadfast in their vow that they believe in themselves.