In just three days the Dallas Cowboys will open up the season against the New York Giants. I know a lot of writers will be posting on that this week so I am going to lean in a differen’t direction. I am excited about the match up on Wednesday night, but after having a few drinks on a late Saturday night, I do have some other topics I would like to voice my opinion on.
The season is officially open, and regardless of what other players in the league we may admire, it’s time to show our loyalty for our favorite team and consider all others as enemies. As fans of the Dallas Cowboys it is in our blood to hate the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins. Every other team may be hated as well unless they are playing one of the other teams in the NFC East division. As for me , I have a new team to place in the the hatred category, the New Orleans Saints.
Recently the one and only DeMarcus Ware has told the media about his injury that gave him and all his fans a big scare back in 2009. It was a neck injury he suffered against the San Diego Chargers that led him to being carted off the field on a stretcher. The following week the Cowboys had to head to New Orleans to face of against the then undefeated Saints. Miraculously DeMarcus Ware had overcome the injury to play in that game, but was reported to have limited playing time and only be a third down pass rusher.
In the opening possession for the Saints when they did indeed reach a third, down they pulled a play that shouldn’t go unnoticed. With them being a team that passes the ball on almost every third down, they decided to rush directly at the recently injured DeMarcus Ware. Everyone that knows who DeMarcus Ware is, putting the ball in his face is a mistake, unless your intentions are to get him out of the game. I can’t imagine a team changing team stratagies just to try to knock a player out of the game.
Wait a minute what team has been disciplined for trying to intentionally hurting players for cash awards? The New Orleans Saints. They have received a lot of attention for the bounty program and although some may feel that the suspension of Sean Payton is unjustified, I feel that the statements of DeMarcus Ware makes it less than justified.
If Reggie Bush gave up his Heisman Trophy and Lance Armstrong was stripped of his numerous achievements for not completely following the rules, could anyone object if the Saints where stripped of the lone Super Bowl title the won by not following rules? I could have cared less if DeMarcus Ware wasn’t a target, but being the fan that I am, I have no respect for the Saints.
I hope that all other Cowboys fans feel the same as I do and that we all have our game face on. The season is here and it is time cheer. Go Cowboys!