Who would have thought that a finger could mean so much? Seeing Dez Bryant fly through the air like a gazelle made so many things run through my mind.
It was like those moments people talk about having seen their lives flash before their eyes. For me though it was seeing all the negative talk about the Cowboys end. It was the new beginning of how this season was going to end.
After the replay showed that Dez Bryant did indeed catch the ball but failed to stay in bounds it didn’t hurt too bad actually. It was almost an expected reality that plays like that just don’t happen for the Dallas Cowboys anymore. The reality that it’s almost as if the forces of nature themselves have turned their back on the star.
Obviously the season isn’t over but it’s hard not to think what could have been had Dez Bryant just kept both hands on the ball.
Imagine it, I know all of you were thinking it too. After the play was overturned and the game finally ended we all knew what the talk was going to be. Things like Tony Romo isn’t the quarterback to lead this team, or the running game is about as useful as a submarine with a screen door, or that Dez Bryant doesn’t make the plays he needs to were all over the sports media outlets. Nothing changed.
Oh what could have been though. Just to give everybody a glimpse into my mind this is what I saw before the inevitable changed everything.
Let’s just say that if Dez Bryant stays in bounds these are the headlines the next day.
People might be talking about how Tony Romo, despite having a bad game, has that clutch gene to overcome his mistakes and lead the boys to victory. We probably hear how everybody was wrong about Dez Bryant and that his freakish athleticism finally manifested itself in the form of a comeback victory touchdown. We probably even hear that the defense played an excellent game without their leader in Sean Lee, even though I feel they deserve those praises anyways.
The thing is that finger was a lot more than just a loss, it was a way to silence all those critics in what could have been one of the most incredible comebacks in Cowboys history.
I personally want to congratulate the team myself. I know it’s hard to do so in defeat but despite a horrible start they stayed in the game. Tony Romo almost took this team to victory. The defense played incredibly to keep the team in the game. And whether it counts or not, credit Dez Bryant for even allowing us dream on that catch.
I saw fight in that team that I haven’t seen in years and an excitement in that stadium that the team needs. Maybe that finger will awaken a potential that’s been dormant for far too long
If only the world saw this team as I see it but accolades aren’t won by potential unfortunately.
Oh what could have been. Bring on the Falcons, it’s showtime