I think we can all agree it’s been a rough two weeks for Cowboys fans abroad. We’ve had our hearts broken twice and have yet to see a “W”. We’ve seen some nice catches and one sweet return and a whole mess load of mistakes. Discipline has never been the Cowboys’ stronghold, at least not since Wade Phillips took over. So you want to blame Wade? Or is it Jason Garrett’s head you want on a platter?
I’ve heard a little too much of the blame game in the last two weeks. The first week it was Alex Barron. Yes, he made a bonehead mistake and even I wanted to tear him a new one after the first game, but was it his fault we were in the hole in the first place?
I don’t think there is any one solution to this mess. A successful team in any sport is when the team as a whole is working together towards one goal. If it’s true that you are only as strong as your weakest link, we are in a lot of trouble my friends.
The fact is, we are fans of the Dallas Cowboys. We experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. There is rarely an in between.
We could easily get back on track and start a nice winning streak or we could end up 0-3 heading into a week 4 bye. Right now anything is possible. They say our chances of making the playoffs if we go 0-3 is only 3%. So what, when have the Dallas Cowboys ever been conventional about anything?
As we head into the weekend my die hard Cowboys fan instinct tells me, my team is going to win. Yes, I know how good the Texans are – I am well aware of their record. But in my heart of hearts I believe that the Dallas Cowboys will win this game because as a fan, thats all I will allow myself to believe. Yeah, that’s naive – I know. But you don’t declare war with no hope or belief that you have a chance to defeat the opposition. This is why they play the games.
I am not giving up on this team, not now – not ever. I will admit that my optimism has not been shining like it usually does, but that has nothing to do with my Cowboys pride I promise you that.
It would be nice to see the Cowboys come out Sunday in full force, no holds barred. Give us 110% for four full quarters, fight for blood. Play smart, play tough. Play with your heart, mind and soul.
I’d like to know what Jerry or Wade have planned to say in the locker room before the game. Give these guys some motivation, they need it. Give them the old Jimmy Johnson give-it-your-all speech. Pull out some Tom Landry inspiration, “A winner never stops trying”. Although Landry says he didn’t believe in motivation, he believed in being prepared and being confident. I still believe he had the ability to motivate and inspire his team without even knowing it.
True Cowboys fans know and believe this team can win and as for the rest, this is the chance to prove them wrong. I know it’s hard to keep the faith in times like these, but you must realize its time like these that we need faith more than anything.