There is no explanation. No logical reasoning that could help us to understand why oh why our beloved Dallas Cowboys just can’t get over years of frustration, mediocrity and heartbreaking losses at the end of every season?
We have seen that Tony Romo is not the problem. We have seen many different coaches get the same mediocre results. Heck, we’ve even tried a new stadium!
It’s not about effort, grit or attitude. All Garrett’s teams play with lot of heart. They gave it all against Philadelphia, they did what they had to do. But still, the final result was the same.
So, what to do now?
Good players have come, good players have gone. Good defenses, bad defenses. Legendary coaches, cupcake coaches, rookie coaches. Great quarterbacks, mediocre quarterbacks and terrible quarterbacks.
The only thing that hasn’t changed is the man calling the shots. The same man that fired Tom Landry, messed up the ‘90s dynasty, hired T.O., paid a ransom for Roy Williams, dealt for Morris Claiborne, fired Rob Ryan, gave Bill Callahan play calling duties, and signed Tony Romo to over $100 million after just one playoff win in nearly a decade as the face of the franchise.
If you, as I do, keep asking why oh why? The answer my friend is very simple: Jerry Jones.
We all know this. But somehow we decide to ignore the fact that the second most dysfunctional owner of the NFL and one of the worst GMs in league history just can’t make it happen.
We do that with good reason. If we didn’t, then we would have to quit any hope of having a winning season. And hope is all we have from week 1 to week 17. That’s why we celebrate victories and suffer with every loss.
Because we still have hope that somehow, someway, this group of men, of players and coaches, will be able to get over the terrible influence of their boss and achieve some kind of success.
However, that just won’t happen. Until Mr. Jones understands that he is the reason of the Cowboys perennial state of mediocrity, we’ll see the same old story over and over again.
At least we are able to keep our hope all the way through the final 2 or 3 minutes of the season.
Enjoy the basketball season…
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