Well, well, well, the Dallas Cowboys are going into their bye week with a 6-2 record, holding a firm position in second place in the now-strong NFC East, and are gearing up for the second half of the season at full strength with more players to join the roster.
It is seeming like an exceptionally long time ago when the Cowboys were left for dead after, not only losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their season opener, but losing Dak Prescott to injury for the next five games. The critics and Cowboys Nation had admitted defeat and automatically assumed the Dallas Cowboys would be drafting in the top-10 of next year’s NFL draft.
Life changes fast in the sports world when an unheralded, journeyman quarterback (Cooper Rush) ignites a Cinderella-like story to catapult the Cowboys to a four-game winning streak. The team discovered its new identity (prolific running game), the defense became one of the best in the league, and with the franchise quarterback back and playing at a high level, are legit challengers in the NFC.
Even though the Dallas Cowboys are 6-2, the fanbase is still dissatisfied and have unrealistic expectations.
If you are a fan of the Dallas Cowboys or if you know one, you definitely know there are fans that honestly believe Dallas will win the Super Bowl every year. Other fans are still mad Tony Romo didn’t get his job back, and still others who make the most outrageous statements each week about the state of the franchise based off of one game. Welcome to Cowboys Nation, a 365-day soap opera where fans cannot enjoy a positive moment under any circumstances.
Welcome to Cowboys Nation, a 365-day soap opera where fans cannot enjoy a positive moment under any circumstances.
The best example is Dallas is currently 6-2, a stellar accomplishment considering Dallas won four games with their backup quarterback. Instead of enjoying the record, some fans are mad that Dak is back under center, others are mad that Tony Pollard is not RB1.
Then there is another percentage that is mad the front office did not make a meaningful trade to upgrade the wide receiving corps (A fair point).
Of course, you have the fans who are mad that their local Home Depot doesn’t sell rotisserie chicken and French fries. It is always something with some people.
Let’s look at some recent examples….