I can’t just re-post my “I Wish” article from two weeks ago, right? Okay, fine.
The Dallas Cowboys have, once again, offend the five senses and embarrassed their die-hard fans in prime time. Instead of learning from their previous mistakes, the Cowboys allowed the Bears five turnovers and 28 points off turnovers en route to a Monday Night trouncing at Soldier Field South. The lone bright spot of the game was that Dallas finally stopped committing penalties in droves (only 2 for 10 yards): just in time to get trounced by 16 at home. Dez Bryant dropped back-breaking, drive-killing balls that Jason Witten dropped in the three previous weeks . Jason Garrett was completely out-coached again. Tony Romo built sympathy by getting consistently let down by his wide receivers, only to lose every bit of sympathy in the late stages of the second half by making even more horrible mistakes all by his lonesome. In short, the Cowboys stunk; which makes sense. If we are to call the Cowboys mediocre, it would require a few great performances, a few average performances and a few horrible performances. We have now seen two horrid performances in four incredibly hard-to-watch games.
After the game, Tony Romo had the nerve to feed us the same line of bullsh** he has been saying after every confidence-shattering performance in his entire career. He stated, “I’m going to have to re-assess a couple of things that are happening and make sure they don’t happen again,” and “I just have to make a conscious effort to make sure to control that aspect. In saying that, I can’t try to do too much. I think I tried to do that too much. Going forward, I’m just going to have to do my job. And I will.” Now, I know that’s all he CAN say but if that’s the case, I sure wish he would have said nothing because the bad-Tony rhetoric is not inspiring and I do not believe a word he says any longer.
The running game continues to be a bad joke I am tired of listening to. Instead of giving any balance to the offense, the running game continues to be a liability. Plus, DeMarco Murray is fumbling now so that’s something. The offense only avoiding being the worst statistical offense in football because of a late, garbage-time, Kyle Orton touchdown and 2-point conversion.
The defense started playing well but, like the rest of the team, quit when the going got tough. They don’t deserve to be top 5.
I refuse to pretend this is somehow going to get better. It is not. The Ravens are going to toy with the Cowboys like a cat with a dead mouse. The Eagles are flying overhead, licking their lips (I don’t think Eagles have lips… whatever). I hope Jerry is happy with what he’s built. He sure seemed that way Monday night before the game. Victoria Secret models highlighted the start of the match, only to be drowned out by droves of Chicago Bears fans screaming, “Let’s Go Bears!”Jerry, I don’t know how you consistently disappoint the hell out of your fans and yet we all somehow give you money. I think it has something to do with the history of the team, but still, you are a genius. An evil, maniacal, a**hole genius. There’s a special place in football hell for you. LOOK at that picture. This is what we root for now.
I’ll always watch because I love this team but don’t expect any optimism here. You won’t find it. Find yourself a new, less soul-crushing hobby to balance out this year, Cowboys fans. fretting about hopeless team. Find something you can do in between games that does not involve I’m going to try reading.
I’ll see you in two weeks for the next one.