The Media Distraction Factor: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I am tired you guys. Tired of all the naysayers saying Dallas is going to lose. Tired of all the Romo bashing. Tired of all the Jessica Simpson backlash. Tired of all the skeptics. Just plain tired and I gotta vent. Vent because, never in my 31 years on earth have I seen a team so disrespected. Never have I seen a team be so low-balled as my and your Dallas Cowboys.

This team is 13-3 yet the media portrays them as a 7-9 team who had divine intervention in making it to the playoffs. We have a quarterback who broke almost every team record this year. Romo surpassed Hall Of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman and even Danny White in the you name it stats. Yet, Romo will choke under this barrage of pressure on Sunday come game time as stated by hundreds in the media frenzy.

No R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

We have two of the games premiere players in Terrell Owens and Jason Witten, who were selected All-Pro’s this week, yet we get no R-E-S-P-E-C-T. We have one of the games premiere defensive players in Demarcus Ware, an All-Pro at that as well, yet we get no R-E-S-P-E-C-T. I could go on and on guys about how good or great a team we are but it isnt gonna matter. Not matter to anyone outside the Cowboys fan Brotherhood and Sisterhood(for all the lovely ladies out there).

I know what this team is capable of. I know what this team can do when it clicks on all cylinders. I know for a god-given fact that this team can and will steamroll through the playoffs and to Superbowl 42 in Arizona and make you and I proud. There is too much tradition and history in this team.This team is the epitome of Sports Franchises globally. People on all corners of the world know who the Dallas Cowboys are. They are America’s Team. They have a Stadium with a hole in the roof so god can watch his Cowboys play.

Now grant it, I know that the Dallas Cowboys of the 70’s and 90’s and the success that came during those eras have been missing here lately, but I know it’s coming. It’s coming in a huge way and I hope America is ready for it. I honestly believe that Jerry Jones has this team primed to dominate the NFC for the next 5-10 years. We are not a elite team by any standards, I am not naive, but we are a good if not great team at the moment. Can this team turn it up a level?

Well according to one of the All-Pro players on this team, who shall remain nameless at this time, they know of all the doubters and disrespect that has been given to them this week.

"We have 12 Pro Bowlers, 5 All-Pro’s, should of been 6 with Tony, and an NFC best 13-3 record. I have never been on a team that has been this disrespected and we are gonna show the world come Sunday, believe it!"

Thats the exact quote I got from this Cowboys All-Pro. Thats why I decided to write this letter here on StarStruck. So if your going to the game on Sunday, wear white and scream to lungs out. Lose your voice and bring the house down on the G-Men because now it’s US against the world.

Contributed by Fredooch


  1. Raina
    Raina says:

    I agree with you 100%! I knew there were alot of Cowboy haters but this is crazy! I don’t watch the sports talk shows they just make me want to throw something. we will show them Sunday!

  2. Angel
    Angel says:

    You are preaching to the choir my friend. I’ve been reading and hearing this stuff all week and have done my best to defend our BOYS. There are no doubt millions of haters out there right now just waiting for us to crumble Sunday. Our BOYS are gonna handle it though, of that, I have NO DOUBT!! I for one look forward to saluting all the haters with the international “you’re number one” symbol after Sunday…my middle finger!

  3. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    I was reading through the Dallas Cowboys message board and someone said it all (and I have adopted it on my myspace page: Jan 13, 2008: The Empire Strikes Back! Go Cowboys!!!

  4. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Great post! I love it!
    I have purposefully avoided ESPN and sports talk radio for this very reason.
    Love the quote, it says it all!
    P.S. The last poll I seen had 58% of voters saying the Cowboys will win.

  5. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Well thats pretty cool Carolyn but… I like the 3rd movie (in the original trilogy) called … RETURN OF THE JEDI ~ !!!! 🙂 USE THER FORCE TONY!

  6. Txjane
    Txjane says:

    I agree totally with the disrespect thing.I get soooo mad that our Boys don’t get any credit at all.All the sports talk is about The Pats,,Packers and even the lame Giants,,,but do they mention the Cowboys,,NOOOOOO. That pisses me off.Well Sunday will come and The Boys will set the record straight for all the haterz out there.I am so anxious for the game that I can’t sleep,,,,haha. I wish I could be at the game but I will be at home or somewhere cheering them on.GO COWBOYS!!!!

  7. Jaime Martinez
    Jaime Martinez says:

    YES YES YES!!!! I know what you mean…Here in my office there are soo many Cowboys Haters and Everyday I am telling them exactly what you said! It is worst for me living in Illinios…..BUT I WILL NEVER HIDE MY COWBOY PRIDE! Let’s go COWBOYS and show the world why we put the D in Dynasty!

  8. lizzyfreek
    lizzyfreek says:

    I SAY LET’EM……Come Sunday night, they will ALL be talking about how GREAT the Cowboys are and how magnificent the players are. They will all be back on the Cowboys band wagon after the Cowboys win. Its amazing, how they will all talk so highly of Dallas as if they had been saying it all along. They make me sick too, but it will all end sunday.

  9. irvin
    irvin says:

    hey try my new energy drink its out can some one get this to jerry jones for me maybe the cowboys need my drink to get a boost of energy and for those who hate the cowboys go poo in your grandma’s mouth because the boys going to do it so you know the giants get tough in the playoffs everyone is turning things up but you have to play team ball and yeah the medias trying to distract the boys from doing what they do best win and remember i played against eli manning in high school i was the one who messed up his left leg in a game where his dad came on the field and grabbed me by the facemask and was upset cause i popped the shit out of his son

  10. noel
    noel says:

    yea, this media bashing our team has gotten to me as well. tell yall the truth, im actually used to this because the media seems to always count out my hometown NBA team the NBA world champions san antonio spurs!
    go cowboys!!

  11. mike a
    mike a says:

    The only reason the media is bashing the Cowboys is because they want so bad for the Pat’s to undefeated…I really hope we play them again, and put an end to all the bashing…but then again, when we do beat them and you know we will, the media will come up with some lame excuse why the Pat’s lost not why we won.!!!!!!the media cannot except the fact this is a great team right now and for years to come…the only player from the giants who gave up fits is out with a broken leg…so what they going to do when the Romo Express runs wild on the butts !!!!

  12. Shelby K
    Shelby K says:

    Great post! First, I haven’t read the comments yet. I will be back for those tomorrow night! 🙂
    Secondly, the Cowboys are held to a higher standard. They always have been. It doesn’t surprise me to see the examples you shared. This is what happens when all others are compared to the absolute best.

  13. lin
    lin says:

    Never fails…whenever a Cowboy Hater gets a remote chance they will vocalize it til they are green in the face. Being a Die Hard Cowboy fan, I’ve met some pretty mean and dirty DC Haters, but I tell them that jealousy is not there best color. And they persist and will continue to persist at bashing my BOYS but it ain’t our fault….”DON’T HATE THE PLAYERS….HATE THE GAME!”

  14. Dave
    Dave says:

    All this week, I have heard the word respect tossed around. “We get no respect from {INSERT WHOEVER}” and it is not only coming from one team.
    Definition: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
    Do we really need the respect of the media? Do we need the nay-sayers to respect us? Do we really need respect to win the games? Who cares about respect from people who will not give it? I don’t care, just as though we believe in our team and they win.
    If we demand respect, we will not get it. We have to earn it. Have we really earned the respect that we would like? No. When was the last time we have WON a playoff game? 1996. Is that going to earn us respect? No. Only way we are going to get the respect is to win throughout the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Will that get us any respect? Maybe or maybe not!
    I want the team to come out play hard and play to win! Win this game! Right now, this is the most important game of the season. Win or go home! The Cowboys will win this game. Put everything that has happened this season and this week behind us. It doesn’t matter anymore!!!
    My respect is right here. There are more on the team, but this is what I came up with to do this!
    P-atrick Crayton
    Go COWBOYS!!! WIN!!!!