Insight, hindsight and foresight as we segue from Week 10 to Week 11 in NFL action:
For starters: perspective on the big news
The Dallas Cowboys, at 8-1, possess the NFL’s best record entering late November.
Just as nobody thought, coming off a nothing-went-right 4-12 season in 2015.
Yet here the Cowboys find themselves, two wins clear of their NFC East rivals, all three of whom have winning records themselves.
The Dallas defence is tenacious, if short on talent at spots, and — in the story of the year so far in the NFL — just about every glorious bit of production on offence funnels through the team’s dynamic duo of rookie playmakers, quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel (Zeke) Elliott.
Even old-timer Cowboys fans can point to only a handful of seasons that ever started this promisingly.