Oct 21, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones point to the fans prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Hapless Cowboys Beat Themselves, Panthers

I hate to be a downer after a win but the Cowboys do not make it hard.

In what should have been an easy “bounce-back” win on the road against a pathetic Panthers defense, the Cowboys offense continued to make all the mental and physical mistakes that have come to describe their exceedingly mediocre existence since 1997.

Mediocre is the perfect word to describe the Cowboys because they are talented enough at the skill positions to win games they should win (mostly) but also just bone-headed enough to lose the games they should lose (mostly). There are few exceptions in between that all get balanced out in the wash. In fact, since the year 2000, the organization is 1 game above .500 with 1 playoff win. Average. Mediocre. Hard to watch. Unacceptable.

The lone bright spot is the Cowboys defense has been a notable improvement from last season, as they should be with the millions of dollars and wasted draft picks Mr. Jones spent on improving the unit. Despite this, I still wonder if they should be better. They are still unreliable and still prone to bend (and sometimes even break) late in the 4th quarter.

I could fill up the rest of this article with the same crap I say every week about how it needs to get better. I could fill up the rest of this article about what I would do if I were the GM. I could tell you that without Sean Lee and Phil Costa, the Cowboys could really suffer in the coming weeks against quality opponents. I am not going to do any of that. I am going to do the one thing that will hurt Jerry the most. I am going to stop talking about the Cowboys. I will still be watching and cheering (in Cowboys Stadium next week, no less) but I am done talking about the same old crap that will certainly not change until Mr. Jones has departed.


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  • Fos Foster

    Well said, Mr. Contreras! Jerry Jones’ ego is the best and worst part of the Cowboys organization. Its great having an owner who is so passionate about winning and who doesn’t blink at spending large sums of money for players and coaches that he thinks can help his team win. But his vanity has doomed this team to the pit of mediocrity since 1994 when he rashly fired Jimmy Johnson and assumed complete control over all personnel decisions. I will admit that the quality of Cowboy draft picks have improved in the past 3 years, but they still lack a coaching staff who is fully empowered to employ the talent as they see fit. This will NEVER happen as long as Jerry Jones is the owner. If we fans were to join in solidarity and refuse to watch a Cowboys game or buy Cowboy merchandise until Jerry sold the team, he would simply move it to another town just like previous owner-narcissists like Art Model & Al Davis. Maybe that’s the only way out of this mess – drive the team out of town and then sweet talk the Rams to move to Dallas? They have a young promising team and a plethora of draft picks. We could build a new dynasty! :-)
    I’m only sort of kidding…I never thought I would be so disappointed in America’s Team that I’d want them to just go away forever. Last wekk my 13 year old son asked me if he could wear my Romo jersey to school and I told him no…he’d probably be laughed at and advised him to wear something else.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEBJEGKA4FXDR7QB3ATOCU7VSI bryan

    maybe, just maybe you should take a breath and relax a little. There are not many dominant teams in the NFL this year, Period. The boys are only one game outta first in the division, (we have played one less game) the Giants have two and will hopefully have three after Sunday. Yes this team has problems but so does every other team in our division. I still see the Cowboys winning the east. The sheagles and deadskins are done and the giants are not as good as everyone thinks, they have a weak secondary and weak run game. Still lots of football. We need to win tow of the next three and things will be fine.