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Things are different for Dallas, there is no doubt about that.
We are going to watch the Dallas Cowboys play a game with someone other than Dak Prescott starting at quarterback on Monday night. It will be the first time in a long time that this has been the case for America’s Team.
Just how long has it been, really? I’ve said before that I often look at time through the prism of the NFL which tends to exacerbate the way that it feels in my mind. Consider that the last NFL season without Dak Prescott saw Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl. This was five years ago as you know. Five years prior to that, so the same amount of time, Mike McCarthy’s Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl. Doesn’t Manning’s feel a lot closer in our memory banks now than McCarthy’s did at that time? Maybe I’m just weird.