When The Dallas Cowboys Lose, Fans Want Someone Punished

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In this Internet age of instant answers and instant gratification, a new breed of fan has evolved. They are the punishers. When the Dallas Cowboys lose, the punishment session begins. It starts as a self punishment phase. Blood pressure elevates, breathing becomes labored, and veins stick out on foreheads and look like they are going to burst. Immediately they have a mission in mind; find a scapegoat. Who’s fault is it? Who can we blame? Who needs to be waived or fired?

This is a probably a good thing in a lot of ways. I think the ability to head to the Internet and yell at your fellow fans on a forum has probably saved many a family pet from a kick. I’ve personally read account after account of how an angry, emotional fan has broken a remote control device by throwing it against a wall. This week came a report that one fan loaded his Tony Romo jersey into a washing machine with explosives and blew it up.

December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 28-18. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Better the jersey than the dog, or heaven forbid, his family, but it was still one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. Losing sucks, no one likes it; but how you handle losing can tell a lot about you as a person. Take the Dallas Cowboys for example. Right now, could there be players on the Cowboys echoing some Cowboys fans and blaming Tony Romo? Yeah, honestly there could be. Players are allowed to be as reactionary and dumb as fans are.

Truth be told though, I don’t see that as a likely possibility with this team, and I’ll tell you why. They are very united. They know that they collectively did not execute well enough to win, and hey, let’s face it, even if we had won the game who are we trotting out to play this week against the Seattle Seahawks? I’m not saying the loss helps this team, because I hate losing, but I’d rather lose in the regular season than the playoffs, and I just don’t see the Cowboys M*A*S*H unit defeating Pet Carroll’s hard hitting Seahawks.

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  • NY199827

    When is the last time the Dallas Cowboys won anything???

  • DapperDan11

    Yea, we want Jerry Jones gone… Which is why I’m a fan of what LANDRY built, not what Jerry built.

  • kurumba

    The axing of big blubber mouth small production/impact Ryan has generated an interesting schism especially on programs like ESPNs First Take. Stephen A Smith, in his usual diatribe against Dallas mentioned that Dallas had 6 starters injured on the defense. Yet prior to the final game against Griffin IV Smith lambasted Dallas as a joke, an accident waiting to happen and just plain hopeless from Romo down. Nowhere did he ever mention that vital pieces such as Sean Lee Bruce Carter Jay Ratliff et al were all absent the defense. No time no where. Smith’s pal & cohort Skip Bayliss, basically agreed with this assessment. Yet now that Ryan has been correctly dismissed both the general high injury toll & the injury carried by DeMarcus Ware are suddenly used by both as a crucial excuse for Ryan’s mediocrity. Smith, who follows about 6 Teams [Pittsburgh, BOTH New Yorks, Eagles, Packers, among others] seems to go out on a limb when it comes to trashing Dallas probably because Dallas has been a thorn in the side of teams he grew up supporting. Smith even stated that Dallas was expected to salute against Pittsburgh yet Pittsburgh was favoured by the odds makers. The facts with Ryan are not good. 5-11 seasons with Oakland and then Cleveland and this year a timid defense despite the addition of two good young CBs. Only 7 defensive takeaways this season, a league equal worst plus two consecutive 8-8 seasons of futility and weakness. That First Take allows such bias by Smith is quite surprising. Yet for defensive co-ordinator Dallas may yet end up with much better credentialed coaches such as Romeo Crennel or Lovie Smith or even the up and coming Ray Horton. Personally I fully support the dismissal of BlubberMouth and Peete and Garrett too should be gone. Its now up to Jones to appoint some good coaches capable of delivering less injuries and more victories.