When Jimmy Johnson won the NFL’s Coach of the Year award in 1990, no one batted an eye. You might not bat an eye today. Seeing that name branded on to the trophy beside 1990, with the benefit of hindsight and history, seems correct. One might not bother Googling what his team achieved, nor how well they might have fared in the playoffs. Buffalo Bills fans refuse to Google anything related to 1990 anyways; no need to say why, as nothing happened in 1990. Nothing at all.
The point here is that Johnson’s Dallas Cowboys—dynastic later in the ‘90s, by all accounts—went 7-9 that season, his second at the helm, and missed the playoffs.