NBA Veteran Hits Deion Sanders’ Cowboys With Sour Reminder of 28-Year ‘Failure’

Published 01/15/2024, 5:56 AM EST

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The Dallas Cowboys shocked the world. Although the team was one of the best in the NFL this season, they have earned themselves a longer vacation as the team got eliminated earlier today by the 7th seed Green Bay Packers in the playoff wild card round. While this level of crumbling is unnatural for a team of this caliber, former NBA coach George Karl used Deion Sanders as a reference to remind fans of the last time the Dallas Cowboys did anything significant in the playoffs.

Deion Sanders played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1995 to 1999. The last time the Dallas Cowboys won a Superbowl was in 1996 at Superbowl XXX. Deion Sanders was 28 years old at the time. The 6th most winning NBA coach, George Karl, quipped on Twitter, “Wow Deion was just a few years older than his son Shedeur the last time the Cowboys got anywhere in the playoffs!!


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Shedeur Sanders is the youngest son of Deion Sanders. He is currently 21 years old. While George Karl might be off by a few years, it is true that the Dallas Cowboys have not made it past the divisional round since winning the Super Bowl in 1995, over 28 years ago. In fact, the Cowboys have only won 4 playoff games since the departure of ‘Prime Time’.

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As the Cowboys had the best record in the NFC East this season, the team was expected to get over their lack of playoff success in recent years. However, after a humiliating loss against the youngest team in the NFL, the Cowboys have to get back to the drawing board to figure out where they have to improve.

The Dallas Cowboys had high hopes


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The Cowboys, who boasted a perfect 8-0 record at home, were the clear favorites to get the job done, but things did not go as planned. They lost to the Packers by a score of 48-32.

The Packers winning this match was not predicted by most people, as they barely made the playoffs with the final game of the regular season. Still, the Cowboys went down 27-0 in the first half and ended the game with the most points conceded ever in Dallas Cowboys playoff history.


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With the Packers now having all the momentum on their side as the underdogs, they will be a scary team to face as the team is heading into the next round to face the San Francisco 49ers. What do you think of the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff struggles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!



Written by:

Rijin Varghese


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I did not follow the traditional route to become a journalist, but my love for basketball and writing has brought me here. Seeing LeBron James? Cleveland Cavaliers make the iconic comeback from a 1-3 deficit in 2016 changed everything for a young engineering aspirant within me. Rather than simply looking at the game, I love to analyze how each player contributes to a team using BPM (Box Plus Minus) and other advanced metrics.
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Aakash Nair