With the Valentine’s holiday come and gone, it made me reflect on all the people and things I care for. Obviously the holiday is designed to give people a chance to show appreciation to loved ones. Unfortunately I’m wired a little differently in that I love my family, but I also love my Dallas Cowboys.
The question that arises from all of this is where is the reciprocation of love? As I’ve stated before, it’s hard to love something if you don’t seem to get anything out of it but a bruised and tattered existence. It seems like no matter how hard I try to tone it down, I still find myself coming back.
I want to use this forum to ask a simple question. Where is the love?
Having written a few letters to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, I know that you can’t reach him through traditional means. He probably gets thousands of letters on a daily basis, so writing him doesn’t work. You can try to call, but that gets you nowhere fast. So what else is a Cowboys fan to do but to put it out on the Internet in hope of someone seeing it that actually cares?
It seems like almost everything Jerry has done in recent years has failed to produce results. If you really want to show your fan base the love you need to produce results. Any other general manager would have been fired by now. And yet we have to endure year after year of minimal success and no solid progress.
Next up for Jerry and co. is the contract extension for starting quarterback Tony Romo. As we’ve seen in the past with such contracts as Marion Barber and Roy Williams, when Jerry wants to throw money around, he will. But by giving another huge contract to a player that has moments of success followed by moments of digression, this has the tendency to blow up in their face. Now as free agency approaches, the Cowboys cannot bring in higher priced, proven commodities because they are still trying to recover from those bad deals.
Is this any way of showing the love? More importantly, will we ever get to see it in Jerry’s lifetime? Or do we have to be like Oakland Raider fans and wait for the head honcho to pass on before any type of real progression takes place?