And their quest shall continue.
This week was much more than just a game. This was much more than the typical preparation that a team goes through any given week. This was more than any individual player and what they bring to the field. This victory was for Jerry Brown.
It’s probably too hard for us to truly grasp what the passing of Jerry did to this team. Most of us probably weren’t even familiar with him. The fact of the matter nonetheless was that he was a Dallas Cowboy. He too represented the star and was about bringing success back to Dallas.
I’m sure we’ll never comprehend what significance the passing of Jerry had on this team, but I’m glad for one that they got this for him.
I was truly happy to see this team maybe turn the tide. For once they went into a game where the stakes were high and they delivered. It wasn’t easy, it definitely wasn’t pretty, but when it came down to it, they got it done.
This season began with so much turbulence. What we thought was another Super Bowl caliber team quickly turned into a .500 team fighting for their playoff lives. And that was even before the midway point of the season. It didn’t seem like this team would ever get it together and I’m not saying that they completely have, but they are doing the right things now and they just have to get it done.
Let’s look at the facts here. This team is riding on flat donut tires. The defense has pretty much been gutted. At best there are only about five starters remaining and that depends on Claiborne’s status this weekend.
The offense is the same story that it has been since the beginning of the season, although Demarco Murray has provided a nice little spark.
The point I’m getting at, is that for the first time in years this team seemed to have the necessary fight in them to make next week worthwhile.
How many times in the past have we seen them in the last game of the season with a playoff spot on the line, and they get blown out? How many times have we seen them in the ending moments of a game, blow a lead and ultimately lose the game? It sure seems like it happens more often than not.
Last but not least. Let’s have a slow buildup clap followed by a standing ovation for our kicker Dan Bailey. Kickers probably don’t get as much credit as they deserve and for the most part Dan has paid his dues to this team.
Although this team is far from perfect, they have that never say die quality that I haven’t seen in a long time.
It’s looking more and more like there is going to be another playoff showdown in Washington at the end of the season. Hopefully the Boys bring that mentality and can give us all hope again.
Coming full circle, let’s all remember Jerry Brown and the sacrifices he made to make his dreams come true. He will forever be apart of this team.