FRISCO, Texas — Frisco -- The Cowboys can take a quantum leap back to the future when they face the LA Rams Saturday with a trip to the NFC championship game on the line.
It's been 23 years since the Cowboys played for a conference title, but it's been more than a quarter of a century since they actually won a playoff game on the road.
The Cowboys beat the 49ers 30-20 in January of 1993 in the NFC Championship, en route to the first of three Super Bowl wins in the '90s.
Since then, nothing; seven straight road playoff losses spanning 26 years. When I asked Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee about it, he was surprised.
"I didn't quite know that until you said that right now," said Lee.
Despite the new knowledge, Lee says the Cowboys approach won't change, and they won't consider past playoff failures as they prepare to take on the Rams.
"Our focus has been so tight, blinders have been on, we know you win one game at a time this year," said Lee. "That's cliche' but that's the only way to win against great football teams. History right now doesn't matter. What we can do right now, in this moment, that's what we focus on and that's the only way we can focus."