One amazing statistic to sum up the Dallas Cowboys' disappointing season

Few people are more excited about the end of 2015 than Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner had high hopes for the year and, more specifically, his team's season.

Instead of competing for a Super Bowl or winning a division title, everything went wrong. He got the wrong kind of attention for signing Greg Hardy.

His star quarterback suffered two major injuries in the same season, with Tony Romo only able to return for about 6 quarters after starting the year 2-0.

His backup quarterback, the gifted Brandon Weeden, might end up winning a playoff game for a different NFL team in Texas. 

His star wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a foot injury the first week of the season, somehow still played in 9 games and somehow finished with just over 400 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.

Just a nightmare all around. But the worst -- and most telling -- stat of all? The Cowboys managed to win less games at AT&T Stadium in 2015 than the Alabama football team. 

Go ahead and say it out loud. "The Cowboys won less games in their home stadium in 2015 than a college football team did." 

It doesn't feel like it could be true, but it is.

Poor Jerry. (USATSI)

On September 5, 2015 Nick Saban's Crimson Tide team thumped the Wisconsin Badgers 35-17 in the season opening AdvoCare Classic for Alabama at Jerry World.

A week later, Dallas won its first home game, beating the Giants 27-26 in a thrilling Sunday night game way back in Week 1.

The Cowboys didn't win another home game the rest of the calendar year, losing to the Falcons in Week 3, Patriots in Week 5, Seahawks in Week 8, Eagles in Week 9, Panthers in Week 12 and Jets in Week 15. 

On the last night of the year, Alabama returned to AT&T Stadium and eviscerated Michigan State 38-0 in their College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Cotton Bowl. 

The Cowboys can match Alabama's win total at Jerry World with a meaningless Week 17 game against the NFC East champion Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon. 

But Alabama will always have as many wins at the Cowboys home stadium as Dallas did for this year. What a perfect way to sum up the Cowboys' season.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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