Which NFL Team Do Cowboys Fans Hate the Most?


In the spirit of the Holiday season, I thought we would see who Dallas Cowboys fans hate the most.

As a rabid Dallas Cowboys fan, I don’t just cheer for my team, I necessarily hate every other team. My loyalty to Cowboys is unwavering; my faith in them is beyond irrational. With the exception of long time greats like Dorsett, Emmitt, and Larry Allen, I won’t even allow myself to like ex-Cowboy players when they switch teams. I have never forgiven Charley Haley for going back to the 49ers. I even hate rugby teams because they play a sport similar to football and they have no stars on their uniforms.

Despite my dislike for anything related to football that is not the Dallas Cowboys, there are some teams that I loathe more than others.

Truth be told, my animosity for some of the other NFL teams is, in reality, a compliment. There is no point hating teams that are terrible year in and year out.  So, yes, some of the teams made my list just because they are excellent teams.

My most ferocious dislike is reserved for the other teams in the NFC East.

The Washington Skins:

The is one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL for a reason. I remember a time when the Dallas Cowboys were playing horrible (post Aikman) and I thought to myself, “Well, if Emmitt rushes for more than 1200 yards and we beat the Redskins twice, that is almost the same as a Super Bowl.”  The mere mention of John Riggins or the “Hogs” gets my blood boiling. I am appreciative that Dan Snyder often helps us think that there are worse GM’s than Jerry Jones.

My favorite Redskin moment is Joe Theismann explaining in great detail to NFL films, based on his immense NFL experience, why there was no way that Emmitt would ever surpass Walter Payton’s record.  Great Call, Joe!

This season, I grew sick of RK4, or whatever their new QB’s name is, even before the draft.  The fact that the Redskins fans (and some in the media) are treating him like he has already been enshrined in Canton is a mockery of the entire league. Moreover, many of us are named after our fathers and grandfathers, but few of us are pompous and pretentious enough to insist that people refer to us as “the third”.

Given that the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys play for the NFC Championship this Sunday, this rivalry could start to take some of its old

The Philadelphia Eagles:

I think every Cowboy fan has hated Philly since Buddy Ryan, the Bounty Bowl, and that time in 1987 when Cunningham, despite leading 30-20 with less than a minute to play, faked a third consecutive kneel-down and instead threw a touchdown pass. Now there is DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick who are, conveniently for Dallas Cowboys fans, easy to loathe. The whole concept of the “Dream Team” is still fun to tease Philly fans about.

There is also the less than gracious fans who regularly frequent the Vet. They have been known to throw snowballs at Santa Claus.  It’s hard to blame them, I would be surly if I had to live in Philadelphia too.

The New York Giants:

I have loathed the G-Men ever since Eli Manning had the arrogance and audacity to refuse to play for San Diego. The fact that he demanded a trade as a rookie, before ever playing a game in the NFL, was disrespectful to the entire league and all the players who played the game before him. Then there was the time when Jeremy Shockey called Parcells a “homo”.  The Giants of the last few years are notorious for their trash-talking. Then there was a time when Manning signed the new stadium in Dallas after beating the Cowboys.

Plus, Eli Manning always looks like he is on the verge of bursting into tears.   How can someone be so athletically talented and yet still look like the geek from the math club in high school?  I suppose that both Manning brothers give rubes across the country hope.

Then there is Victor Cruz and that silly dance he insists on doing, even when the Giants are way behind and have no chance of winning.

The Pittsburgh Steelers:

I grew up with an older brother who was/is a die-hard Steelers fan. When we were kids, he was Franco Harris and I was Tony Dorsett. Being three years older, he always won. I have never forgiven him.

There is also the fact that the Steelers won their 6th Super Bowl, which gives them more than the Cowboys. There is also the history of the lost Super Bowls in the 70s, although that was somewhat avenged in the 1990s.

The Steelers also have one of the dirtiest players in league in James Harrison, who also tends to lie trying to justify his behavior.

The Indianapolis Colts:

My seething dislike for this club can be blamed on the media. When they starting comparing Manning, James, and Harrison to the triplets, BEFORE they ever won a playoff game, I took it as an unacceptable insult and I instantly began hating them. I have never gotten over that.

Now they have Andrew Luck, who I also got sick of hearing about even before the draft. Of course, Indy fans (and some in the media) are treating Luck like he has already made the Hall of Fame. It’s annoying, and he really hasn’t played that well despite the victories.

The New England Patriots:

I am not even sure why (it could be the multiple Super Bowls or his hot wife or his being on the cover of GQ), but Tom Brady just bugs me.  He is a spokesperson for Uggs. Plus, there is the Spygate scandal. Patriot fans have a smugness about them that surpasses fans of every other NFL franchise.

The San Francisco 49ers:

The first year I started really watching football seriously ended with “The Catch.” My dislike for the 49ers really grew in the 1990s when it seemed that the Cowboys played them every year for the Super Bowl, but the NFL insisted on calling it the NFC Championship. The current Head Coach in San Francisco, while I admire his passion, lacks class, and it is people like him, and their selfish arrogance, that is ruining the game of football.

Any team that has Tim Tebow on it.

I got sick of hearing about Tebow about a nanosecond after the first time I heard his name. Everyone has their worldview, their philosophy, and/or religion, but most people can carry on a conversation for more than 30 seconds without bringing it up.  Proselytizing never sits well with me, whether it is from someone who shares my spiritual views or otherwise.

And the other thing is: he is not that good.

The fact that the NFL decided to feature Tebow, who has not even been able to win a job as a starting QB in the NFL, on their signature series “A NFL Life”, a show normally reserved for NFL greats and Hall of Famers, disgusted me. That series has lost a ton of credibility after that episode.

The Detroit Lions:

First, their Head Coach is an ass. He acts like a child. He is one of these new breed NFL coaches who have no respect for anyone or anything. There is a reason why players like Ndamukong Suh who play extremely dirty and then lie about it like playing for the Lions, and it is not because Detroit is a nice place to live.

Which NFL franchise do you hate the most? (Please feel free to tell us why you hate that franchise in the comments section).

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  • matt_barbour

    For me, it is Skins, Eagles, Steelers and 49ers in order of most hated.  I don’t know why, but I’ve never really built up substantial dislike for the Giants.

  • osnappp007

    Your list is my list with the Giants at the top.  Not because i hate the players, but simply because they keep beating us.  I’d like to add Minn., Chicago, Green Bay, and Tampa.  All for multiple reason that would take way to long to explain.

    • cjwright

       @osnappp007 I can think of good reasons for disliking all of those teams, except the Bucs.  That one surprised me.

      • osnappp007

         @cjwright
         i added the bucks because of last year.  A bunch of party guys that play for the money and not the game.  A lot of their bad apples should be replaced on the depth chart this year so maybe they will turn it around.  I hate freeman, m. williams, blount, and talib.  bunch of wasted talent.  or maybe i’m just frustrated because of wasted ff picks.

        • cjwright

           @osnappp007 I didn’t know that.  Thanks.

  • jbbravo

    I hate the Giants because of the way Eli’s dumbass face looks and trash talking Jacob. I hate the Eagles because Mcnabb is little bitch and I get tired of watching Jackson celebrate early lol. I’m sorry but maybe it cause I didn’t get the old rivalries with the Skins but they don’t really piss me off besides listening to Cooley talk but the mute button is there for him.

    • Erasmus

       @jbbravo I am sure that both Peyton and Eli provide hope for young rubes across the backwaters of the country.

  • cjwright

    It changes for me from year to year.  This year the Giants would top the list because they won the Super Bowl, but it is also very easy to still really dislike the Eagles.  The Redskins topped the list for at least a decade, but that has waned since they stopped having a competitive team every year.

  • CowgirlCas22

    I hate all of the NFC East teams, but I have a lot of admiration for the front office and coaching staff for the Patriots. year in and year out they manage to make smart deals to have several 1st and 2nd round picks. They draft well and do an excellent job of developing from within. they are consistently a winning team and Belicheat every yr manages to get at least 1 excellent value pick. I think Tom Brady is over rated. If he was behind Romos’ line he would be a scrub.
     
    I have to say I hate the Eagles more than any team in the NFL, but I like Andy Reid a lot. I think Eli is the luckiest QB on the planet and it makes my skin crawl when people associate the word elite with him. He is the prime example of another scrub being carried by his defense.

    • Erasmus

       @CowgirlCas22 The stability of the Steelers, combined with winning Super Bowls in so many different decades, coupled with the fact that they have only ever had 3 different Head Coaches since 1969 makes them to model franchise to me.  

      • Californy

        The steeler have been sucessful because the GM doesnt get in the way like JJ does. I doubt half the people even know who is running the Steeler, this is the way Football should be.  I doubt anyone here can even list the GB GM by name.

      • CowgirlCas22

         @Erasmus I like the Steelers front office as well. There again, the owner runs the business and lets the football guys handle the personnel. The Steelers got both of the players I had mocked for the Cowboys in DeCastro and Ta’Amu. I am anxious to see the impact they make. Smart teams realize it all starts in the trenches, JJ is all about flash at skill positions to sell jerseys, but tries to take short cuts in the trenches. Most people couldn’t tell you the names of the DB’s on the teams with a solid pass rush. JJ needed to beef up the OL and DL this yr. With all the holes it was too costly to give up another starter sacrificing that 2nd round pick. I am not kidding 5 mins after Mo’s name was called there was an ad to get his jersey up on DC.com.

    • Erasmus

       @CowgirlCas22 I still hate Andy Reid for that onside kick to start the season a few years ago, even though he tried it again years later and it cost him a TD.

      • CowgirlCas22

         @Erasmus I don’t like what he represents, but he is brilliant. He had JG’s number and it showed last yr. JG just plain got out coached. JG needs to learn how to come with new looks. Crap Boise State runs a more complex Offense than JG does. They have so many different looks and shifts that it confuses the heck out of DC’s. Landry used to come new looks and gadget plays all the time. The secret to success as a HC in the NFL is the ability to week in and week out, make the necessary adjustments to counter what you have seen the opposing team doing.
         
        It didn’t take long for the opposing teams to realize that all they had to do to expose the Cowboys defense last yr was to spread them out, forcing them to go in to Nickel and then attack the LB’s and the slot in the passing game.

        • Dallas3026

           @CowgirlCas22  @Erasmus Some of the best offenses have not been very complicated or varied.  The Cowboys offense in the 90s was not based on much trickery or deception.  They were just better than defenses, so they didn’t have to hide what they were doing.  That is what made them so awesome – everyone knew what they would do, and they still couldn’t stop it
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        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus LOL when you have an elite OL and Emmit all you have to do is pound it on the ground then catch them on the play action.  But,,,, weather you realize it or not,,,, Norvs offense was far superior to JG’s and so was his ability as a play caller.

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus Aikman was nothing more than a bus driver who let Emmitt put him in the HOF

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmushttp://thelandryhat.com/2012/03/30/was-troy-aikman-really-elite/     http://thelandryhat.com/2012/03/29/should-tony-romo-ask-to-be-traded-2/

        • matt_barbour

           @CowgirlCas22 You must be joking with that statement.  As great as Emmitt was, he wouldn’t have made it to the HoF himself without Aikman and the best OL of their time. @Dallas3026  @Erasmus 

        • Dallas3026

           @CowgirlCas22  @Erasmus It is very difficult to imagine anyone who watched the Cowboys every week during those Super Bowl runs coming away thinking that Aikman was only a bus driver.  Aikman threw the deep out better than almost anyone.  He had incredible timing with Irvin.  He was an extremely accurate passer.  Perhaps most importantly, he was the leader of the offense.  If you listen to interviews with any of the guys from the Super Bowl offenses and they always go to great length to credit Aikman as their leader.  I like Romo a lot and believe that he can and will win a Super Bowl, but I have never heard anyone give Romo’s leadership skills credit for winning anything, nevermind 3 SuperBowls.

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus all I can say is,,, read my was  aikman really elite article. the facts are there. and the last time I checked, witten and everyone else from the Cowboys I heard interviewed said Romo is their leader.

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus my next question is,,,,, If Aikman was all that,,,,, how is it that in 88 more starts he only threw 18 more TD passes? gosh it must have been Emmitts 164 rushing TD’s

        • Dallas3026

           @CowgirlCas22  @Erasmus It is quite simple really.  That offense was never needed to score 35 or 40 points a game.  It was classic ball control, field position, and defense.  Aikman didn’t throw for 4 or 5 TDs in a game very often because he rarely needed to.  The Cowboys were content to get a TD lead and then run the ball and punt, and let the defense get the ball back.  
          The other issue is that all QB’s in the NFL are throwing more TD’s and getting higher QB ratings in recent years than all of the QB’s from the early 90s and before – it is not just Aikman and Romo.
          I am sure if you took the time, you could show how Romo or Brady is superior to Joe Montana strictly based on stats, but I think that would tell you more about changes to the nature of the game in the NFL than anything about Romo and Montana’s relative abilities as a QB.

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus your mixing apples and oranges. Look at Aikmans comp%,  TD to Int ratio compared to Romo and Brady. if anything it should be better because they pass a lot more now! there is much more room for error!

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus don’t even get me started on Aikmans line compared to tonys’ OMG give him that line and see what happens :-j

        • Dallas3026

           @CowgirlCas22  @Erasmus That I completely agree with.  Aikman could not have had success with the current OL; he was not mobile enough, and Romo would look much much better if he had Aikman’s OL.  No question.

        • CowgirlCas22

           @Dallas3026  @Erasmus I think you will be completely amazed at how much more efficient Romo was as a 1st yr starter (not having Aikmans line) than he was as a seasoned vet with 3 rings!

        • CowgirlCas22
        • matt_barbour

           @CowgirlCas22  Nobody was knocking Tony Romo.  I certainly won’t, because I’m a big believer in him (since I watch the games).  But saying Aikman was just a bus driver because Romo’s regular season stats are better is ludicrous.  As I said before, stats alone do not tell the whole story.   Or are you going to argue that Roger Staubach was just a bus driver because he had Tony Dorsett, an excellent defense and most of Danny White’s stats were better? Would anybody in their right mind argue that Curtis Martin was a better RB than Jim Brown just because he had more yards?  Or that Shaun Alexander was better than Barry Sanders because he had more TDs?  Or sticking with QBs, go look at Warren Moon’s regular season numbers from the early 90s.  They destroy Aikman’s.  Was he a better QB? And I’m not knocking Moon cause I loved those Oilers teams.
           
          Go back and watch game tape from the 92-95 playoffs and then try and tell me Aikman wasn’t elite.
           
           
          @Dallas3026  @Erasmus 

    • Californy

       @CowgirlCas22 Tom Brady is no scrub even behind the worst line in the NFL he is a special player.  Tom Brady is a reflection of the organization that he play for, there only one high paid WR, in Welker, the rest are like GB Receiver moderate contract at best.  The Cowboys on the other hand have spend millions of dollars on these skill position and have yet to come close to winning anthying

      • CowgirlCas22

         @Californy I disagree. The teams that beat the Pats, are the ones that apply pressure to Brady. He is far from Mobile.  After he gets a lil pressure he falls apart. Even that Ravens pass rush only managed to hit him 1 time and that wasn’t until the 4th quarter in the championship game. The Giants on the other hand, got to him and it showed. They couldn’t rely solely on the high power offense to win.

        • Californy

          I have never said Brady can win Championships by himself.  I always said a championship team is a team effort.  NE lost the Superbowl because he ran out of time.  The NE defense cant stop the other team when they needed to.  I give the Giants all the credit for a great game plan they ran against the patriot.  The nE lost was not a Brady Lost, it was a lost by the team.

        • B-rad

           @CowgirlCas22 I still can’t believe that they will one day put a wristband wearing QB into the HOF. Despicable.

  • B-rad

    I remember when there was only one answer to this question so to me the answer is now as it was then…The Redskins. Sure their struggles sort of made it like beating on a red-headed step-child for a while but they brought it on themselves, all the way back to George Allen and his claim he was just there to beat the Cowboys. I miss the disdain truthfully. I remember when Redskins week was something the entire team was fired up for, coaches and players, and it was known what kind of game was to ensue.
     
    More recently the Giants have leapfrogged the Eagles into runner-up position for most hated. I can’t take the way Jacobs runs his mouth and his dance last year in the end zone on The Star was nothing short of infuriating to the point of aneurysm. I know he is gone now but his vile and repugnant emanance still permeates their team. There is also the fact that we have yet to defeat them in our own home stadium, a point which pains me beyond belief to even mention.
     
    49ers can never be forgiven for having the good fortune to be playing against us in the 1994 NFC Championship game when we threw away our shot at 4 in a row. We were not beaten by them, we beat ourselves, they merely were on the field at the same time.

    • cjwright

       @B-rad I forgot, or didn’t realize, or maybe I am subconsciously blocking it out, that the Giants have won every game in the new stadium.  I feel sick.

  • Erasmus

    I am disappointed that none of Tebow’s disciples took offense to my comments.  I thought I might get myself reported to Homeland Security for being un-American again.

  • Californy

    I use to be like you.  Even till today I dont watch other teams until a couple of years ago.  I dont have a secound favorite team.  It the Cowboys all the way.  But something change for me a couple of months ago.  For the first time in a long while I didnt look at other team with hatred in my eye.  I started to look at the Cowboys within their organization.  I saw the real hatred in my eye for the Cowboys not advancing was not base on what another team did it was base on the Cowboy short comings.  I learn to hate at the real root of the problem, in fact my own objective is to educate other Die hard Cowboys fans to the real problem.  I despise JJ as this team GM, I havent seen any of his press confrences in almost 7 years.  I realise that I dont trust the man, I have no faith in him.  I didnt hate him until a little more than a year ago.  For me hatred must be earn, it rooted in a lack or faith in a person,  JJ has all the qualities to a person I despize.  I believe everything out of JJ mouth is a lie.  The hard part is to balance all this with the team that I love to watch.  How I wish JJ would go back to the day where se didnt have to see him or even hear him in a interview.

  • Californy

      For me everything JJ say to the press is a way of him trying to under mind the coach responcibility.  I see the coaches failure here in Dallas as a product of JJ management style.  Therse are not coaches they are merely manager to JJ, who is really this team coach.  I do see JJ really trying to change this, I do believe he has given Garrett for power than Wade Phillips.  My problem with Jason is how he got this job.  I believe he under minded Wade Phillips.  I believe Jason Garrett not to  be a sharp a OC than people think he is. If  you want to look at sharp OC coaches, I can name two that come to mind.  The first is Jim Harbaugh and the 2rd is  New England OC, who was Denver ex head coach. these guys are brilliant OC and have less experience than JG who been doing it for a while.

    • B-rad

       @Californy Easy on sending Harbaugh to Canton after his first season. And McDaniels was run out of Denver after a posting an 11-17 record. It was on his watch that the franchise traded two offensive cornerstones in QB Jay Cutler and WR Brandon Marshall. He traded a 2010 first-round pick to draft CB Alphonso Smith in the second round in 2009, only to give up on him and send Smith to the Lions a year later for reserve TE Dan Gronkowski. I don’t think MENSA will be welcoming McDaniels into the fold anytime soon. 

      • Californy

        Mcdaniels put The Bronco back on the map.  There were no one until he got there.  He was the one who had them back on track.  I dont doubt he made some mistakes.  Is Cutler the right QB.  I dont think he was, but neither was Orton.  Look at that team, look at the defesnse, he left there.  Brandon Marshall lack the maturity of a WR, so he was delt.  I believe he is one of the better OC in the league.  I believe NE will break a whole bunch of NFL records this year, when it come to offensive stats.  That after NO did it last year.  JIm Harbaugh is a genius.  he took a player like Alex Smith who career was going no where and made him into a NFL QB.  He also took a player like Vernon davis, who grew up this year to become a legitament threat as TE in this league.  He also has the smarts to bring in Randy Moss so he can mentor Crabtree so he can become the WR everyone has envision.  he already said Crabtree has the best WR hands he has ever seen at the WR position.  I am expecting to see some growth from Crabtree this year.  I will be looking ver closely at what SF does this year.  I believe they got the steal of the draft in a player like Aldon last year.  Most people never even heard of this guy.  I am anxious to see what the 49 ers do this year.  JimHharbaugh cant take all the credit, this franchise has a plan in place, and they been following this plan for years.  Jim is just part of this team past draft sucess going forward.  In Dallas, the boys scrap their plan with every new Head coach they hire, that not the case with the 49 ers.  They have a good GM who doesnt meddle like ours.  That how the boys won the championships in the 1990′s and the 1970′s.  We need that GM back who use to be invisble to the public Eye.  What other GM do you know in the NFL , who has a weekly show.  Yup that part of the problem here in Dallas.

  • Californy

    I have respect for coaches like Andy Reid, he along with their GM has gotten the players that require them to compete year in and year out.  They just havent put it together yet.  They havent won a superbowl.  I also like the Giants Head Coach Coughlin, I think he the type of coach this organization need to be sucessfull. he a old style no nonsense type of coach in the manner of Bill Parcell, he really does have the Patriots number in the Super Bowl.  I hate JJ because he has not put us into the position to beat these coaches.  JJ cant manage a budget, find the right personnel, and lack the ability to chose the right coaches in order to develope players.  We have only had limited success in these player development.  The Giants and Eagles have depth the boys do not,  that dont sit well with me at all.

    • B-rad

       @Californy The Eagles? Where are their Championships? If that is how franchises are judged, and that is definitely the sentiment in this and all recent article comments, then the Eagles are no better than, and in fact much worse than, the Cowboys! Their supposed depth didn’t fare them well last year when the consensus Superbowl favourites failed to make the playoffs. They have a lot of players with names you recognize but they assuredly took steps backwards last year in the goals every team has for their season. They will go nowhere with Vick at QB, too many others with his skill set now and some that are better at it than him, see Cam Newton. And Jackson is the devisive protagonist that will inhibit them from ever approaching the pedestal that you have put them on.  

      • Californy

        What part of Crushing the Cowboys dont you understand.  The Eagles had a great Offseason, they got Demarco from Houston, The 2rd best LB in Kendrick, and a Great DE in Currey.  They had their way with the Cowboy OL in 2011.  There no doubt The Cowboy got some good player, I just dont think the boys did enough to close this gap.  The Eagles games were not even close.

  • Californy

    It really never what the other team say or does that matters on the field that matter. It what the boys do on the field that matter.  The boys have always determine their fate, so why hate the other team.  If you dont like the other team, you should exploded on them every chance you get.  i seen NE do this to many team,  I be honest Im OK with this.  If it were my team he was doing this too, you will have to answer to it this game ore future game.  I take every lost personnel, and it motivates me to take it to another level.  If you think one player cant make a differnt think again.  I been that player many time and been that coach as well.  Those team that do their homework and prepair best for game adjustment will win the game every  time.  I say if you are going to hate any team hate them equally.  If you play with this adrenaline about disliking and wanting to take it out on your opponet, this is a good thing.

  • Californy

    In order to win our oppnet it requires this team to do this.  It called respect their opponet.  This team that respect their opponet recognizes all team as a team that can beat them, so they must prepair themselves for any possible let down at the same time reconize the area to which you must attack to win.  Every team out there regardless of their record has their weak spot. the key is for the Boys to execute their game plan and have any game time adjustment ready for this team victory plan.

  • Californy

    Not every team requires a elite QB to win a championship game, sometime a QB must be  game manager.  There has been plenty of good QB who have never won the big one.  There only been a few that I know of who won a superbowl not being a Elite player at all.  There  one QB that comes into mind is Trent Dilfer, but at the same time, ever since Balitimore got rid of him, they havent been back to the big game.  Phil Sims may of been another QB who fits this model.  Championship team requires team effort, it rarely the individual who deliver a championship game.

    • B-rad

       @Californy Everybody knows this. If individuals won championships Dan Marino would have more rings than anybody.
       
      And for the record Simms had one of the greatest Super Bowl performances in history. Not a Simms fan by a long shot but his performance in that game is not debatable.

      • CowgirlCas22

         @B-rad  @Californy You have to give a lot of the credit to Parcells. He is good at developing QB’s. He benched Simms mid season like he did Bledsoe and  Hostetter took them to a super bowl. Had JJ stopped meddling, I am certain The Tuna would have taken us to a Super Bowl.

      • Californy

        I never said Simms was not a good QB.  I said  non elite QB can still win the big game.  My guess is Doug Williams is not a elite QB, but he had one of the best quarter and game that Quarterbacks   ever had in a game.

  • Californy

    It all start with the Offensive line and the defensive line, it as simple as that.  These position may not be the glory prosition but that where QB get time to pass, Running back get room to run, Offensive get TD vs FG in the Red Zone, and the offesnive win the game of possesion, thus resting the defense.  Most people cant name the top OL in the league because, in order to do their job they must not get the recognition in games.  The recognition is padded on the QB,WR and RB instead.

  • Californy

    On another article I equate the season as a long race, where we must start out at the back of the pack. so this way the team know what is ahead of them.  When a new coaches come in he takes the same philosophy to work.  The HC want the team to be the resprentative to what he is doing on the field and in practice.  Most you fans want to put the boy on the Pedesal and make them target to other team.  This is what the press does to the Cowboys all the time.  I do the opposite, I take them off the pedistol,  acknowledge their weakness and hope they will work at streghthen their weakness in the process, as every week they knock off the team ahead of them.  I put every team ahead of the Cowboys so this way this team has no let down,  If you have the perception of coming in from the back of the pack, you know what is a head of you  and what must be done to overcome this and get closer to the leader.  There a saying that  goes something like this , “It not where you start that matter it where you finished.  The press build up the Cowboy on paper, I rather build them on the practice field and in games.  Trash talking was never a part of who I am, and it will never be a part of me.  I have always talk about respecting your opponet.  Respect doesnt mean fearing your opponet, it mean you acknowledge their streghth, but what you do in practise and in the game adjustment you slowly take them apart.

    • CowgirlCas22

       @Californy everyone likes to put Aikman on a pedastal and blame Romo or say he is not as good and use Aikmans rings as an argument, but none of them take the time to look at the much better OL and weapons he had. They don’t comprehend how much better his defense was. Tony has never had a Larry Allen, A stepnosky, a Moose, A Gogan, a Nate Newton, An Eric Williams, let alone an Emmitt or Irvin. Dez and Miles are not even in Irvins league, nor do they have his work ethic.  I can say with confidence that Aikman would have been an epic failure if he was trying to play on Romos’ team.

      • matt_barbour

        @Californy So is saying (with confidence, even) that, “Aikman would have been an epic failure if he was trying to play on Romo’s team” an example of the overstatement you were speaking about?  So in reality, Cas doesn’t *actually* mean that, “Aikman would have been an epic failure if he was trying to play on Romo’s team”, she’s just saying that the offensive line in the ’90′s was better than the offensive line now?  Because if that’s the case, then we agree!!
         
        Glad we got that worked out.

  • Californy

    It must easier to critise someone that to add new facts to the conversation.  Im my answering of the blog I put myself out there, by adding so much comment to the blog.  I do this to open conversation with my fellow Cowboy fans.  We may all see the same thing but how we process what we see differntly, this what makes us so unique.  I have on many time given some over statement just to start conversation.  The concept of fantasy football is just that.  It called fantasy for a reason. Cas Statement about Aikman being a bus driver is one of those overstatement.  I never like compairing player from two generation, because they played under differnt rules and with differnt competiton.  Even the rules have been change to open up the passing game, I get that and I assume you get that also.  I read through the line with Cowgirl and sometimes learn to overlook some of her statements.  I think what she was trying to say is Offensive line win championship.  It all starts on the trenches on both sides of the line.  I know this is what she ment because in her mock she addressed 2 players that she like, the first being DeCastro in the first, and as her third she addressed Ta Amu DT.  This is the trenches on both side s of the line.  If you want to have a good dialog with Cas bring new information to the equation and quit trying to split hair on points that arent even relevant.

  • Californy

    What you people must realise when I talk about other team, I do this to acknowledge who they are.  I like what other teams are doing here in the nFL to streghthen their team.  If I comment on SF, Philly, Texans or any other team, I can see their plan in work and see how that plan build on what happen with their team from year to year.  I just dont see that with the Cowboys at all.  Last year the boys went young on the offensive line.  That didnt work because the talent was just not there.  This year plan was to go big,  It too early to see if that will work.  But I cant help to see where these players are being selected from.  With the exception of Bernardeau, who was drafted in the 7th Rd, and Arkin who was drafted in the 4th, all these other player in competion for the OG and Cener position were not even drafted at all.  If you look at Arkin ranking , he was not even a top 15 Guard at his position,  this was a major reach for the boys, that may explain a reason he has struggle to even get onto the football field.  You dont draft players with this so low of ranking in the draft.  You get them as undrafted FA.

  • osnappp007

    I now hate the Giants even more that the cap appeal has been denied.  I hope they embarrass them opening day.. my blood is boiling..

    • Californy

       @osnappp007 You really need to put your dislike to the right person.  I have seen some reports where they had warned the Boys about these contract.  When it come down JJ just doesnt know how to balance this team budget.  You would of thought that 17-18 years would of taught him better.  JJ was part of the negociating team,  and he even killed us by the NFL having reduce their bddged.  JJ saw all of this coming despite your hatred toward the other team.  It is  not the other team that are holding this franchise back it is JJ.  Many franchise can rebuild it self in less than a  a couple of year,  example Houston, & Greeen bay 2 Year.  JJ has been rebuilding this team for 17 years and still can get it straight. JJ would of been fired years ago, if he was not the owner.  I am not surprise this happen, I guess I am just getting use to the fact that this team has another hurdle to climb to reach the top and that hurdle name is JJ.

  • Californy

    I just want to go on the record I dont speak Cas.  The lady has her own voice and Oppinion.  I just dont take every word she say serious.  The concept of Aikman playing for Romo Team is pure fantasy.  They are player who are 20 years apart and had differnt team mates, played under differnt rules of the game and  have  a differnt way of processing information.  About Troy Aikman, he does deserve to be put up on the Pedestal because he and his team mates earn the right to be there being the best team in football in 3 years in the 1990′s.  The question who is better is irrelevant and pure speculation.  That why I dont deal in Fantasy football.  Please give the real hits and blow to the game, now that football to me.

  • Californy

    I t look like the Boys lost the Arbitration case against the NFL.  They lost out of 5 million dollars, that almost what the Class of 2012 will cost to signed them all.  The boys have currently 5.77 budgeted toward this draft Class.  If an GM would of lost this money when this team was so strapped for cash he would of been fired years a go.  The fact that JJ has been rebuilding this team with a record of 9 games above 500 over the last 17 years, with no depth. and with 3 major player who will be behind on team reps, it may be a tough season for the boys.  Everything the boys does get more magnify when this team just doesnt have the depth to cover for these losses. By the way Coale was lost for most of this preseason with a broken leg that will require surgery.

  • Californy

      I went back in history to look at the boys past OL selection.  I an looking at the 1993-97 Cowboys offensive line,  We have Nate Newton undrafted OG, John Gesek 4th rd 87,Kevin Gogan 8th rd, Frank Cornish 6th rd 90. Dale Helltrae 4th 95, Mark Stepnoski 89 3rd, Mark Tunei Undrafted, David Dixon 9th rd 92,  Eric William 3rd, Ray Donaldson 2rd, and Larry Allen 2rd 1994.  I wanted to see where the talent was aquired, and I found something more interesting instead.  No matter how good the Cowboys were they kept drafting OL, year after year, even though they had good player already on the team.

  • Californy

    The Person Holding back the Cowboys
    Cowboys | Owner says Super Bowl window closing Wed, 23 May 2012 04:42:42 -0700
    Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is concerned that his current roster’s window to contend for a Super Bowl title is closing. “Well, my window is getting shorter. Time goes by,” Jones said. “I do feel real pressure because we do have players not only in (quarterback) Tony Romo, but (tight end) Jason Witten (and outside linebacker) DeMarcus Ware, to leave out several that are (also) in the prime of their career. And we need to strike and strike soon with those guys … Candidly, you’re looking through rose-colored glasses if we all don’t realize that now is the time to compete on the field.”

  • osnappp007

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82949448/article/nflpa-files-collusion-suit-against-nfl-over-2010-season-?module=HP11_headline_stack
     
    At least action is being taken.  And what is the “spirit of the cap”.  The spirit my ass.  People can believe in the spirit of christmas, but that doesn’t require everyone too.  

  • C. Joseph Wright

    With the game this Sunday, it is hard to pick anyone but the Skins. I am curious about how a Cowboy fan could chose ‘other’ rather than a team in the East.