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12 things: nonrepeating playoff teams

The cream of the NFL's crop could disappoint easier than you'd think

Updated: August 29, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine
Tony RomoAP Photo/Gregory BullThere are a few good reasons why Tony Romo might not appear in the hometown Super Bowl.

Every Friday through the Super Bowl, David Fleming will check in with 12 things about the NFL. This week, he gives 12 reasons why the 2009 playoff teams won't make the postseason this year. (Yes, that's one reason per team.)

Recently Dallas wideout Roy Williams said he has every reason to believe that the current Cowboys offense could match the 1998 Minnesota Vikings who, it just so happens, set an NFL scoring record with 556 points until it was broken by the 2007 Patriots.

A nice thought, but there's just one little problem, Roy.

So far this preseason, your No. 1 offense has scored only one touchdown. And with the way Tony Romo played in front of a banged-up offensive line last week -- four completions for 30 yards with a pick and one magical TD -- the Boys actually seem lucky to have scored at all.