Fans of the Dallas Cowboys had their Christmas and New Year’s ruined by the losses the last two weeks to the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. That means the season is over for the Cowboys, no post season, no playoffs, no false hopes of a miracle run to a Super Bowl by a team that had rallied around a fallen teammate and another whose future doesn’t look to bright. I am speaking of course about the late Jerry Brown and his best friend facing intoxication manslaughter charges, Josh Brent.
Well, the rally fell short as has been the case in recent years. The Cowboys did a fantastic job of starting December, but came apart finishing it. In a different type of march they came in like lions and went out like lambs.
In my forty two years as a Cowboys fan I cannot remember a season so riddled with injuries to so many crucial players. Twelve players ended up on injured reserve and truthfully at least three more could have. The two most critical losses were obviously Sean Lee and Bruce Carter. That doesn’t even take into account the injuries that did not lose a player for the season like DeMarco Murray’s foot injury and DeMarcus Ware’s entire body. Will any of us ever forget Jason Witten playing with a ruptured spleen?