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Fox analyst Rob Gronkowski calls Cowboys ‘pretenders’ ahead of near-upset loss to lowly Texans

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The Cowboys very nearly suffered one of the biggest upsets in recent NFL history on Sunday.

The Cowboys were playing the one-win Texans in a Week 14 matchup that many assumed would be an easy win for Dallas.

Instead, Dallas needed to pull out a last-minute 27-23 victory over Houston. The Cowboys trailed entering the second half and only took the lead late when Ezekiel Elliott’s touchdown run capped off an 11-play, 98-yard drive with 41 seconds left on the clock.

The nail-biting nature of the Cowboys’ victory surprised many. That may not, however, include former Patriots and Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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Gronkowski, now a studio analyst at Fox, had some harsh words about the Cowboys on his network’s pregame show Sunday. He indicated that Dallas might not be a true contender that could challenge the Eagles all too well in the NFC playoff race.

Are the Dallas Cowboys pretenders or contenders? And history states that they’re pretenders every season.

Gronkowski would qualify his analysis by saying that he would “wait and see” how the team fared. Still, it seemed that he thought the Vikings and 49ers would have a better chance to challenge the Eagles during the postseason.

The Cowboys certainly seemed to back up Gronkowski’s analysis against the Texans. That said, one could also argue that the Vikings, who have allowed 400-plus yards in five consecutive games, and the 49ers, who are starting seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy at quarterback, also have weaknesses that could prove troublesome in the postseason.

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So, as Gronkowski said, it’s probably best to wait and see if any NFC team can emerge as a true challenger to the Eagles.

Credit: sportingnews.com

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