Former headcoach of the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Parcells, had a saying that doesn’t get brought up as often as it should. He would say, no matter victory or loss, “You’re never as good as you think you are; you’re never as bad as you think you are.”
Sunday afternoon, our Dallas Cowboys looked downright horrible. Excuse the harsh language, but my highschool offensive line coach would say that the Cowboys looked like “hammered cat shit”. And it’s true; the Cowboys looked awful on all fronts. But, rest assured, the sky is not falling. In fact, the Dallas Cowboys are tied for 2nd in the NFC East. The #1 team, the Eagles, have committed nine turnovers in two games, and at the pace that Michael Vick is handing the ball to the other teams, they will not continue to keep up.
This Wednesday’s Words for Success are for the fans, the readers, you. The Dallas Cowboys had a decent performance in the opener, but played better than the opposing team and walked away with a victory. It was not, by far, the best game of the Cowboys season. It was a statement game, no doubt; and it showed the toughness and perseverance of the entire football team.
The knee-jerk reaction from the media and many fans were unreasonable. One win doesn’t mean anything. Neither does two. What means something is 9-11 wins, strung together throughout the course of a 16 game season that allows for the Dallas Cowboys to get into the playoffs.
Luckily, the Cowboys did not walk away with many injuries. Both of the starting safeties are banged up, but nothing seems too serious and we might have them back against the Bucs. Jay Ratliff should be healthy enough to return, and we might even get to see 4th round pick, Matt Johnson, for once.
A look back at Sunday’s game, I saw the defense really only give up 17 points; the same as last week. The blocked punt for a touchdown was not the defense’s fault; neither was the Felix “Butterfinger” Jones fumble that left Seattle in perfect field goal position. Those mistakes were costly, and allowed Seattle to get comfortable enough to pound the ball the entire 2nd half.
So today as you read this and think the Cowboys are hopeless and we might as well lose every game so we can draft Landry Jones, Matt Barkley, or some other high rated QB because you just can’t stand Romo… tilt your head to the sky and take a look. It’s still there, it hasn’t fallen, and the Cowboys are 1-1 in what is going to be a close race for the rest of the season.