Ever since the halcyon days of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, Cowboys fans have been hoping the team could luck into another generation of triplets.
Quincy Carter, Antonio Bryant and Troy Hambrick didn't quite work out. Neither did Drew Bledsoe, Julius Jones and Keyshawn Johnson. Tony Romo, Terrell Owens and Marion Barber might be as close as the team has gotten since 1999, the true triplets' last year together.
If you squint, though, it appears the Cowboys might have the makings of something special with Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant (or maybe it's Romo, Murray and Miles Austin) in the years to come. Romo showed last year he is still right in the middle of his prime, while Murray and Bryant (or Austin) are on the come.
But over at NationalFootballPost.com, Dan Pompei of the *Chicago Tribune *lays out his own ranking of the game's best QB-RB-WR triplets, and the Cowboys are not mentioned.
Eight teams crack Pompei's list, including the Chiefs and Ravens, but the Cowboys get no love. Is that fair?
At quarterback, Romo is as good as most, if not all, of those included. And, in a small sample size, Murray looked as good as any back in the league last year.
Neither Austin or Bryant were at their best last season, both battling injuries, and perhaps the Cowboys are penalized for having two guys at wide receiver, not one.
Are the Cowboys underrated at the skill positions?