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Mark Cuban: Cowboys' surprise success 'great for sports'

DALLAS – Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thought this was going to be a rough season for his NFL neighbors.

Cuban is glad he was so wrong about the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys, who are 11-4 and have qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

“There was nobody, nobody – inside the organization, outside the organization, media, fans – that didn’t think they were going to suck. Nobody. Nobody,” said Cuban, who watched the Cowboys’ Sunday rout of the Indianapolis Colts from his AT&T Stadium suite with several members of the Mavs organization. “And the fact that they’re good, the fact that they’ve come together, proving the point that’s why they play the games, is great not just for the Cowboys and Dallas fans everywhere, but it’s great for sports.

“The Cowboys’ resurrection [came] with a team that nobody predicted – I mean, nobody predicted – to have any success. You could even see it in Jerry’s face that he was resigned to not being that good this season after they lost Sean Lee. It’s great not just for the Cowboys, but for sports in general.”