The Dallas Cowboys and the Curse of the Jones


Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with son executive vice president Stephen Jones during halftime against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium

As Cowboys fans, many of us remember the glory days of the 90s. There was nothing like seeing Troy Aikman hand off to Emmitt Smith or throw to Michael Irvin. If you listen really closely, you might still be able to hear the “Moose” chants every time Daryl Johnston takes a carry. Then there’s the defense, a squad full of names many people have never heard before.

What about Jimmy Johnson’s perfect hair? If you mess it up, it will probably return to its original form. Those days were full of such great memories but as time moves on, they become more and more distant. The sad thing is, at the rate we’re going, America’s Team won’t be repeating that success, not as long as Jerry Jones is the owner and general manager.

Perhaps a curse started after Johnson and Jones parted ways. Yes, the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX under Barry Switzer but there was enough of Johnson left with the team to carry them to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many kids in high school and college are too young to remember much about the Triplets or even Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. It’s probably like an urban legend to them. It was the last Super Bowl win which gave the Cowboys more rings than any other team at the time, but that’s no longer the case. My question is, “Will Super Bowl XXX go down in the record books as the NFL’s version of the Curse of the Bambino or the Curse of the Billy Goat?”.

The “Curse of the Bambino” was the term used to describe the 86-year drought for Boston Red Sox to be able to win the World Series until 2004.

The “Curse of the Billy Goat” is in reference to the Chicago Cubs and came about in 1945 Billy Sianis was asked to leave the World Series game against teh Detroit Tigers because the smell of the goat was bothering other fans.

Let’s just hope that many years from now, we won’t have to tell our kids and grand-kids of the glory days of the 90’s because they will be experiencing the ‘Boys winning Super Bowls for themselves.

Yeah, that’s going to need a lot of hope, prayer and maybe someone to come and break a curse. It’s been too long as is, so the sooner we can break that curse the better. There was a day we used to chant “How ’bout them Cowboys” out of pride. Man I wish we could bring those days back.