Disappointing Loss?


A disappointing loss is a loss against a team we should have won hands down… The kind of team that makes you wonder if they would even bother showing up. Sunday’s loss against New England was anything but disappointing. In fact, it was everything I hoped it would be! Exciting, entertaining, moving and encouraging are words I would use to describe this game… not disappointing!

We arrived almost three hours before the game. The parking lot was already packed with tailgate parties and enthusiastic game goers. As a fan in the stands, I found myself surrounded by fellow Cowboy Fans and friendly Patriot fans. Deep in my Cowboy Lovin’ heart, I knew this game would be a battle and the odds of the Cowboys winning was not 100%.

But, fans showed up by the dozens to support their team: win, lose or tie! Not only am I proud of the Cowboys for hangin’ in and hangin’ on with a team like New England but I’m especially proud of my fellow fans! Cowboy fans showed how true winners celebrate facing a loss. I did not see disappointment in their eyes as I walked back to my car… I saw HOPE and EXCITEMENT for the future!

"Confidence is not rattled or shaken at all," Spears said. "There are a lot of teams that were wishing they were 5-1 right now. We lost a football game. It’s not the end of the world."

Spears is right, ya know? It’s not the end of the world! And we have every reason to be excited! It is still very early in the season and our favorite team is looking good! The noise and energy us fans produced Sunday needs to return this Sunday! I asked you guys to make so much noise that my ears would ring for days, right? Well, the humming stopped late last night! That’s how you know the fans were LOUD AND PROUD, right!?

THANK YOU, COWBOY FANS!!! I enjoyed every hum-filled moment!

I would also like to comment on the fan signs at the game! Some were FAN-tastic! I think I spent as much time reading them as I did screaming, "Go Cowboys!" Everyone got very creative and I LOVED IT! One, in particular, stands out in my mind. Probably because as soon as I saw it, I thought of this website and all of you! It said Star Struck and had a Cowboy Star piercing a Patriot in the head. It was very cool! If that was yours, you sat a few rows in front of me! I totally tried to get a chance to say hello but my timing was way off!


I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday! Cowboys play the Vikings and there is no other place I would rather be than at the stadium with people like those of you I met last Sunday!

STAY LOUD & PROUD, Cowboy Fans! You play a big role in home games and we need to go into our BYE week 6-1! That would be FAN-tastic!!



PS.- If you are interested in seeing my photos from the game, you can find them by clicking here! If you do check them out, please come back to this page and comment! I would love to know what you think and what you would like to see from the next game!

5 replies
  1. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Amen sista! The fans going around saying they are depressed over this win are being ridiculous.
    We can learn from this game and take it with us, it will make the team stronger, believe that.
    We have 10 games to go people, thats alot of football left.
    Stay positive and always ALWAYS stay TRUE to your team!

  2. David Z
    David Z says:

    YEah Shelby – I wasn’t disappointed either, and loved your take on the state of our team. This is a great team, and we played a great team. The Vikings better wear some very absorbent undergarments on Sunday.

  3. Tiffany a/k/a Trixie
    Tiffany a/k/a Trixie says:

    Shelby I loved your slide show. Someone knows how to take pictures.
    We do have a good football team. The loss to New England is not a big deal. We have 12 games before we have to meet them again in the game that counts! We can show them who we are then!
    Say it Loud, Say it Proud….I’m a Cowboys Fan!!!!

  4. Vernell
    Vernell says:

    Dallas fought hard & played well, but to many mistakes against a great team. It’s one game and this is still a good team learn from it and move on. The biggest game now is the Vikings and the man child A.D. Dallas should get back on track and go into the bye at 6-1. Then after that the real season begins with three straight division games two of which are the road.

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