The weather outside is frightful where this Cowboy fan resides. Unfortunately, the snow in Philly didn’t help the Detroit Lions come up with a win that would have given our beloved ‘Boys some breathing room at the top of the NFC East. As a result, tonight’s match up in the Windy City is crucial if Dallas wants to stay a tie-breaker ahead of the Eagles in the race for the division crown. At this point it’s becoming painfully obvious, though, that the Cowboys will most likely be involved in another playoff before the playoffs with Philly to see who moves on to play in January and who packs up for the off-season at December’s end.
The only good thing about said scenario is that this time the fateful finale will take place at Jerry’s World instead of in a hostile environment. As evidenced by some of yesterday’s key matchups, including the Saints’ important win at home in the Dome and the Eagles victory at the Linc, home field advantage looms large this time of year. Dallas has yet to come up with a signature win at The House That Jerry’s Money Built. Should the predicted showdown with the hated Eagles come to fruition, there would be no better time for the Cowboys to buckle their chin straps and come up with a memorable victory for the organization and it’s long-suffering fans.
To get everyone in the mood for an old school throw down, here are a couple of tips that Mr. Jones might consider:
First, no art tours on game week. I know that big mirror thingie out front and all the murals and shiny do-hickeys are a big part of what your Billion Dollar Baby is all about, but let’s take one week and focus on hard-nosed, slobber knocking football. After the game is over there will be plenty of time for tooty-fruity and snooty, but for the precious few days before that fateful finish, get back to no frills football. Maybe bring in some smelly sweat socks and roaches to set the mood.
Next, no foo-foo food. That means no goat cheese stuffed hot dogs, no chefs in fancy hats on the big screen before kickoff ,and, for the love of God, no lobster. While you’re at it, but a stopper in the fruity drink machine that spits out those pink and yellow frozen beverages that I saw so many of on my last trip to Cowboys…I mean AT&T Stadium. There should to no pink drinks at an old school football game. Warm beer and cold hot dogs should do the trick.
Last, but certainly not least, make a plea to the fans to show up ready to rock the joint and let the Eagles know they are in hostile territory. Tell them to rattle the roof (if it’s closed) and bring the spirits of Cowboys past into the place. Make so much racket that the Great Coach Landry and Whistlin’ Ray can hear it in heaven and maybe they will send a little magic down and make a memory that will resonate for years to come.
Come to think of it, why wait for a possible loser-go-home game? Let’s give this formula a run-through when the Packers come calling and see what happens…