Written by theMBIIIeffect
There’s one pretty quoteable stat that even Redskins fans seem able to remember-that the Cowboys hadn’t won a playoff game since 1996.
Thankfully, that ended this season.
Still, Skins fans seem to come at us with this accusation that we haven’t had success in the playoffs.
My friends, feast your eyes on these records.
The Skins have won a grand total of 3 playoff games since 1992, when the Cowboys won their first of three Super Bowls in the early 90′s. They’ve only made the playoffs four times since the ’92 season. During that time, the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls.
Yes, the Cowboys have had a bad record in the playoffs in recent memory. That has left a bitter taste in the mouths of fans.
But let me ask you this: is it better to go to the playoffs and lose or just not go at all?
Skins fans, don’t come at me with anything about draft picks. You’ve made bad choices with your higher picks (thanks for letting DeMarcus Ware slip to us in 2005-how’s Carlos Rogers working out?). How did any of those guys you drafted with higher picks* help you out this year?
You weren’t invited to the dance, so you sat home and you were bitter. We were at least among the 12 best teams in the league that year.
I just want this argument gone. It’s not a particularly bright one on the behalf of the Skins fans because their teams haven’t been good enough to even make the playoffs. I don’t want to be nasty, but it’s just not a sound argument. But in recent years, you haven’t had any success to talk about either.
At least we deserved to be there.
*I left out Sean Taylor in my consideration of players that would have helped this season for obvious reasons. I haven’t forgotten him and it’s still a shame what happened to him. I’m glad that Skins fans are remembering him right.