Nov. 14 vs. Texas Tech
A week after surviving in frigid temperatures at Iowa State, the Cowboys top Texas Tech, the eighth-straight win for the home team in the series.
Nov. 19 vs. Colorado
After blowing out the Buffaloes on a Thursday night, OSU President Burns Hargis cancels classes for Friday, giving students an extra day to rest up for Bedlam.
Nov. 28 at Oklahoma
Mike Gundy's first Bedlam victory comes courtesy of Dez Bryant, who does his best Rashaun Woods impersonation, running past the Sooner secondary for 220 receiving yards and four scores.
Despite winning their first conference championship since 1976 a day earlier, the Cowboys' October loss to Baylor smothers them in the BCS rankings, leaving them at No. 3, and out of the national title game.
Dez Bryant and Kendall Hunter each earn enough votes for an invitation to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, but both finish behind Tim Tebow.
Jan. 4, Fiesta Bowl
OSU tops TCU in its first BCS bowl appearance for Mike Gundy's 40th career victory. A day later, Dez Bryant announces his plans to enter the NFL Draft, virtually assuring the Cowboys of two first-round picks — Russell Okung is the other — in the same draft for the first time since Barry Sanders and Hart Lee Dykes in 1989.