ARLINGTON, Texas — 1995. That was the last year the Dallas Cowboys played in the Super Bowl.
Thanks to the 24-22 Wildcard Playoff Game win over Seattle, the Cowboys are extremely close to ending that drought.
The highly regarded Dallas defense limited Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to 73 yards rushing.
Cleary, the foundation of this team is the Cowboys' defense.
"They did a fabulous job early in the game, getting those three and outs early I think are so big," Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett said. "You're going to find your way on offense in games like this."
That they did, scoring 14 fourth-quarter points to pull away from the Seahawks.
Quarterback Dak Prescott led the way in his first ever playoff win -- first taste of post-season success in his only second career playoff game.
"We expected this. We expected to win," Prescott said. "We are in a tournament where you win or go home. We want it, and we're going to go onto the next one. So, it's about moving forward now."
Up next? That's to be determined on Sunday.
The Cowboys' divisional round destination and opponent will be determined by the winner of the Chicago Bears/Philadelphia Eagles NFC Wildcard Playoff Game.
If the Bears win, Dallas will meet the NFC's top seeded Saints in New Orleans.
If the Eagles win, the Cowboys travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers.
On a side note, Dallas receiver Allen Hurns suffered a severe injury to his left ankle in the first quarter Saturday night. Hurns was carted off the field and immediately transported to a local DFW hospital.
After the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Hurns would probably be in surgery at that time, which was around 11 p.m.