Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field as photographers capture images after the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT

Should the Cowboys Fight? Or Concede Defeat?

The Cowboys are backed up against a wall. They have control of their own destiny, but things don’t look well. The month of December has been horrible for the Cowboys. So far the Cowboys had an ugly beatdown by the Bears. This was shortly followed by a meltdown against the Packers. Coming up next is a foe we are all too familiar with, our hated rivals the Washington Redskins.

Most Cowboys fans were confident that we would be able to handle the Bears and Packers. Both teams were struggling on defense. Both teams had backup quarterbacks leading the offense. Both games should have been a Cowboys win. However, we continue to amaze ourself with our ineptitude. The defensive woes were at its worst against Chicago. Against Green Bay, our coaching staff had a grand showing of their incompetence. The Cowboys are dysfunctional right now.

There’s good news though. The Washington Redskins are one of the few teams that are more dysfunctional than we are. However, is there a point to the rest of the season? The last two performances showed that we aren’t a playoff caliber team. If we do somehow make it to the playoffs, the Cowboys will surely be quickly eliminated. Perhaps we should just concede defeat, and secure a better draft pick. We would force a new coaching staff into the locker room. Maybe Jerry even resigns as a GM after having an epiphany of the error of his ways. It seems like there’s nothing to lose with conceding defeat.

I personally think we should fight. For those who wish to concede defeat, I respect your decision. Ultimately, you’re looking for what’s best of the team. We all are. While it seems unlikely that the Cowboys will make the playoffs, nonetheless the Super Bowl. We still have chance. We still control our destiny. Until we are officially eliminated, I want to see some fight. You play to win the game after all. One of my favourite quote with football is, “Any given Sunday”. There’s never a guaranteed victory in the NFL. Both teams will always have a chance at victory. While I may be discouraged from the outcome of the last two games, the Cowboys might be able to turn it around. There may be no evidence of it, but it’s still possible. Maybe I’m delusional, but that’s a part of being a fan. You have to have faith. There is still a chance right now; no matter how small I have faith in my team. This is what being a fan is all about.

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