When The Dallas Cowboys Lose, Fans Want Someone Punished

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This week the punishment phase of the post season is in full swing. Everyone is ready to fire the Head Coach. Not me though. I don’t want to be like the Raiders where we never allow a team to develop. On top of that, and this is going to piss some people off, I like what I saw of this team in 2012. I see a team building into a contender because they didn’t make excuses, they bought into the “next man up” and “right kind of guy” mantras and they fought each and every game this season.

Want to hear an alarming stat? The Dallas Cowboys were behind in every single football game they played this year at one time or another. I am going to be honest with you. That is very hard to do. Granted we played an incredibly tough schedule early in the season, but it got easier in the last half. We still trailed in every game at one point or another.

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks with wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

That means we had to come from behind for all eight wins. Some of it happened earlier in games than the 4th quarter, but this team still had to fight back. The guy who brought them back the most is the guy taking the hardest pounding this week, Tony Romo.

A friend of mine went to the barber on Friday and reported a host of negatives the barber was saying about Tony Romo while he was waiting for his haircut. Let me just say this in defense of the Cowboys Quarterback. Until the Redskins Defense was on him and he lobbed that last interception I was sure he was going to win the game. I really was. He’s done it time and time again and late in this season especially. Alas, it was not meant to be. Fans want him punished for the pick. I call cracked ribs punishment enough.

No doubt about it, if you tell me the OL wasn’t good enough I am going to agree. They weren’t all season. They just weren’t ever healthy. Three different players started at Center for us this year and two guys practiced in case they couldn’t go. The injuries on Defense were unreal. In my forty two years as an avid, rabid fan of the Dallas Cowboys I have never seen anything like the injuries we suffered this year.

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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.