So you’ve put all your eggs in a basket. You bought into the idea that the 2013 Dallas Cowboys are going somewhere. We’ll I’m here to tell you you’re not completely wrong in that regard. Every team is going somewhere, it just might not be the somewhere they were hoping for. And that is the situation the Cowboys, and their fan base, are dealing with. All the hope in the world surfaces when Dallas is winning. When they lose, and lose bad, the sky is falling. With the roster that could contend at any given moment, you would think this wouldn’t be the case, but dysfunction seems to follow the Cowboys these days, more so than in year’s past. The question then begs, what’s a Cowboys fan to do. Here’s my take on the situation. Like it or leave it, it’s how I see things shaking out. You’re more than welcome to add your two cents, but do any of us really know the outcome of such an unpredictable bunch? Probably not.
Most fans and followers of the Dallas Cowboys can agree on one thing; Owner and general manager Jerry Jones is the primary source of dysfunction. And when dysfunction is at the top, it has a funny way of funneling its way down the pecking order. The bad news is this dysfunction is going to remain until Mr. Jones kicks the bucket. If you’ve ever met a self-made man before, you now one characteristic is dominant. They do not like handing over power. Hence my observation that Dallas won’t truly compete for a championship in the remainder of his lifetime. Not unless some weird stroke of luck comes to town.
Adding onto my previous point, that the dysfunction that oozes from Jerry’s pores is killing a potent roster, players today are much more susceptible to outside forces than in years past. In the days of Jimmy Johnson, the team pushed through adversity, and outside distraction didn’t tear the team apart. Now it seems as if one coach, player, executive or other says or does one thing out of line, it sends the team into a whirlwind. If the Kraft or Rooney family was running this organization, things would be different, but we’ve got the Joneses. Not much we can do there.
What am I getting at with all this ranting and raving? There’s got to be an ultimate point right? Well I want to answer the question I asked in the title. What’s a Cowboys fan to do? Dysfunction and erratic play is going to haunt this team for the foreseeable future. Hunker down and hold on to the memories you still have of the glory days. 1993 is gone my friends. The only thing us true fans can do is brave the storm and hope for better days. And if you’re like me, you’ll be back and ready to go come Week 12. Isn’t that all we can really do anyway?