It’s now been two days since the disappointing loss on Sunday night to the Giants. For two days I’ve been thinking what I should write about or even if I should write about the game at all. I was anything but positive following the game and that feeling spilled over to most of yesterday. Maybe it was the way Dallas lost, maybe it was because it was the Giants, maybe it was because I’ve seen this same movie before. The same movie that shows Dallas with all this talent and drive to do something special. And then to watch the same missed tackles, turnovers, and questionable play calling. There just comes a time when you throw your hands up and say when is it going to end? As a fan I get frustrated, but then I’m accused of not being a fan because I voice my frustration. Do I want to SCREAM because I’m seeing some of the same things that I’ve seen the past few seasons? Yes! But I also want to believe these players and coaches are professionals and will try and do what they need to do to get better and move on to the next game.
Tony Romo played badly against the Giants. There is no doubt about that. But I like how he took full responsibility for the loss and wants to improve and learn from it. I also like how his teammates stood behind him and supported him. From everything I’m reading and watching this loss may pull the team closer together unlike in past seasons. Getting over the loss to the Giants starts with beating Carolina next Monday night. I guess that is when I started to feel a little better about things. I started reading the players quotes and watching their interviews. I also watched as Wade Phillips finished his press conference after the game by walking away with a disgusted look on his face as one reporter asked if he missed Jessica Simpson. Phillips could have very easily stopped and addressed that stupid question, but he didn’t and I liked that.
As disappointed as I was with the loss to the Giants, the last thing I wanted to do was write a post bashing players and coaches and play calling. I’m sure they will all be back in the film room and back on the practice field working to get better and address the things they need to correct. They may not all be smiling at first, but I’m sure that will come as we move on during the week.
I also try and remember what Tony Romo said during the game against Tampa Bay last week. He was talking to Stephen McGee and said that during a game you can not get too high or too low because things change so fast. I guess that is also the same for the season. It’s also the same for us fans. I for one need to remember that comment because I was down for almost two days with this loss. But then I asked myself, was it the loss that had me down or was it because it was a loss to the Giants? There was no hesitation with my answer. It was the because it was the Giants. I hate that team with a passion and most of their fans. Ok, hate is a strong word. How about dislike? But the game is over. There is nothing anyone can do about the outcome. But what can be done is what the players and coaches are talking about. Work hard at practice, study the films and improve yourselves every day, not to mention sticking together no matter what. No more feeling bad or wondering what could have been. It’s time to put the loss behind us and kick some Carolina butt.