The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Postseason: A Dallas Cowboys Fan's Rant

Jay shares the same frustrations as the rest of Cowboys Nation

Dallas Cowboys-related Tweet of the Week: @kupdeville816 “Just to think the Giants were in ICU and we couldn’t finish them and they were as inconsistent as the Cowboys and now NY in the bowl makes me sick”

Football is, without a doubt, my favorite sport to watch. I could spend every Sunday in the regular season watching football for the full 10+ hours (unfortunately, the fact that I have a life prevents such lazy behavior). Obviously, I prefer to watch Cowboys games, but there really isn’t a scenario where I won’t watch an NFL game. Unless it happened to be a game in this postseason. Of the playoff games that I watched this year (my busy schedule prevented me from watching all of them), most of the teams I was rooting for, ending up losing. But that wasn’t the only reason this postseason was horrible. Far from it, in fact.

-It’s public knowledge now that the Cowboys have won one playoff game in 15 years. Despite that, we still owned the record for most playoff appearances in the NFL. Until the Giants broke that record this year.

-Many comparisons will now be made (by silly Giants fans) to two Tom’s of coaching: Coughlin and Landry. While Landry has 20 playoff victories (Coughlin has only has 11), they are tied for the record of most playoff victories as a coach. At least the Cowboys had home-field advantage.

-With a 7-4 record and the division lead, the Cowboys entered December on a 4-game winning streak and the division title in sights. After Garrett iced his own kicker and the team lost a heartbreaker against the Giants, the wind seemed to go out of the sails. Another season that had plenty of promise which ended up in sorrow.

-The Dallas Cowboys were one drive away from defeating the Patriots and even closer to defeating the Giants (the first match-up). Knowing that will make Cowboys fans sick watching the Super Bowl.

-ESPN is such a big football station this time of year, as well it should be. Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, that means plenty of talk every day about our division rivals. We basically won’t be able to watch ESPN for over two weeks.

-Currently living in New Jersey, I am swamped by Giant fans every day. Not only that, but the local paper has a huge Giant article on the front page of the sports section and on the front page of the paper itself (it is a Jersey newspaper, after all). This is the newspaper that never picked against the Giants once this season (did even Cowboys newspaper act that arrogant?). Oy, I can’t wait to move.

This might be blasphemy from fellow football fans, but I will probably avoid the annual Super Bowl party I attend every year, and spend February 5th with my football-loathing girlfriend. This lame championship will leave a bad taste in my mouth (no matter the victor) until the draft and free agency and training camp. I know I speak for every Cowboys fan when I say they can’t come soon enough. At least my Cowboys in Madden are in the playoffs….

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