After 17 years and one playoff win against the Philadelphia Eagles and three miserable seasons since that playoff win, Dallas Cowboy fans are getting disgruntled and very quickly. They are losing faith in their team, ownership and coaching staff. Go to any Facebook page of an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and they will say things like “the failed Jason Garrett experience is over” or “have Jerry Jones fire himself” or even “bring in Gruden or Cowher”.
Every fan wants to play “armchair” head coach and we all do it some better than others. Naturally and realistically, we know owner and general manager Jerry Jones, isn’t going to fire himself and we know that Jason Garrett will more than likely make it through the rest of this season before being fired or extended. We know that Jason Garrett won’t bench players like wide receiver Dez Bryant or Kevin Ogletree no matter how many bad routes they run or dropped passes they have. Coach Garrett isn’t that kind of coach.
Why are Dallas fans finally becoming disgruntled?
The answer is pretty simplistic. Cowboys fans are tired of being the butt of NFL jokes, they are tired of spending money for team pride for just a mediocre team, and they are tired of watching their team lose almost week end and week out.
The topping on the cake for a lot of fans is the fact that most of them have the losing speech memorized. ”We’ve got to get better, we’ve got to improve. We will get better” or “I thought we played a good game today. Of course there are things that need to be improved”.
Dallas Cowboy fans are spoiled with a winning tradition. A lot of the more outspoken fans are use to winning Super Bowls. Some of the older school fans are use to the winning droughts, one that this team seems to currently be in. So fans expect winning seasons and if not ax the coach or ax the quarterback.
The current Dallas Cowboy team needs to start becoming a show me team. They need to start regaining the fans hopes, faith and cheers. Until the Cowboys start showing they can get it together both on the field and on the managerial side they will continue to get the fan hate. This can start tonight against the Atlanta Falcons but it will take more than just one win to convince the fans.
With the Cowboys rolling into Atlanta tonight to play a Sunday Night Football game. They go into that game facing an undefeated Atlanta team and they are currently 0-7 on Sunday night games. The odds of a good Cowboys team showing up is slim. Rarely are they prepared for a game of this caliber and a 3-5 start is not something this particular team can afford. If the Cowboys lose tomorrow night, the fans will be even more adamant about changes needed to salvage the season, especially with the remaining schedule left.
The fan base faith is falling fast with the Dallas Cowboys … but can you really blame them? 17 years and counting!