CultureMap Dallas: ‘Jones Jinx’ lives on as Cowboys let NFC East slip away again

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Turns out the Dallas Cowboys’ “win or go home” woes aren’t just tied to Tony Romo. As Kyle Orton’s final pass of Sunday’s 24-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles fell into the hands of Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, it became clear just how snake-bit this Dallas Cowboys team really is.

For the fourth time in six years, the Cowboys held their playoff hopes in their hands in a Week 17 showdown with a NFC East foe and for the fourth time they failed to win. All Romo could do was watch from the comfort of his home as he recuperated from his back surgery on Friday.

Perhaps these Cowboys are cursed when it comes to Week 17, where they are 2-12 in the past 14 years. If so, doesn’t it need a name? The Landry Curse? The Week 17 Hex? The Jones Jinx? Whatever you call it, it’s clearly bigger than Tony Romo.

In my latest story at CultureMap Dallas, I tell you why the Cowboys are so bad when it really matters.

Check out CultureMap Dallas for everything from breaking news to food, drink and society. It’s all there, including a local events calendar so you can see what’s hopping this weekend.

Until next time …

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