Well, surprise. Ah. What just happened?
The Cowboys and Lions match up was over. Done.
Applause. Clap. Clap. Smile. Happy.
The Cowboys were heading back to Dallas with a strong 5-3 record. Chin up. We got the Vikings coming in.
Then the heartbreak. Reality. What? Really?
Another, “Did that just happen?” kind of moment. Again. This is the Dallas Cowboys, after all. We were warned. I was warned.
And yet for some, the fans chug on hoping that the characters on the television prove otherwise.
But they do not. You can’t change the zebra stripes. You certainly can’t call the excuse telephone line. The Cowboys own this. No moral victory here. Just another Cowboy meltdown in the books.
Mediocrity defines the Cowboys. This is an organization balanced by it. Obviously. Leave it to gravity to bring down the house. Destiny certainly feels justified.
For the Cowboys, taking a win is obviously too much to ask. No drama needed when someone gives you gift. Take a win and go home. Be nice about it.
Unless, of course, you are the Dallas Cowboys. This is what they do.
And according to many fans across the nation, with a severe upset stomach (decade worth of pain), the surprising 31-30 loss is anything but a surprise. Fans just smile, bend over, and take it.
Cowboys Nation deserve better. Fans have stuck around long and hard enough to avoid these moments. This happens too many times. Fans have every right to be angry. At this rate, fans won’t have any eyes to poke out by the time Tony Romo retires.
Four turnovers. Still 31-30.
Dez Bryant — one of the game’s essential up and coming stars — was basically used as much as Miles Austin through most of the game with three catches against a defense screaming for him to take a shot.
Not right. Nothing about this is right in Dallas.
And if the team wants a hurt group of Cowboys’ fans to stick around, they better start getting on their knees and beg. A win, perhaps, might work. But even that is too much to ask — apparently.