Who’s that peeking in your window? Well, if the Dallas Cowboys stand a chance at all of regaining Super Bowl glory in 2014-2015, it better be their front office. This is not an endorsement for a version of Spygate to call our very own. Instead, it’s recognition of the obvious. To build an army and have no knowledge as to what type of war you’re sending them into never ends well. It ends in King Leonidas and mighty 300 massacred at the Hot Gates or worse, it ends in 8-8. Please mommy, make it go away.
The mark of a good team can be measured in dozens of ways. Player scouting, talent acquisition, coaching style/scheme, and salary cap management are just a few of the primary ones. All of that being said, equally if not more important, is knowing what your enemy is cooking. Then you can begin preparing a brilliant strategy with the goal of releasing ants into their cute, little afternoon picnic.
To my point, we knew ahead of time that in the 2011-2012 offseason, the Washington Redskins were going to sell the souls of their future offspring to draft then Baylor quarterback, Robert Griffin III. We made no adjustments in defensive scheme or player rotation to account for this. This was despite having multiple seasons of film on him from his career in the NCAA, and more specifically, the Big 12.
The consequence? Another .500 season including two losses to that very team. One of which clinched their playoff berth and sent the Cowboys home to reassess their lives. The amount of trash talk we Cowboys’ fans had to endure and battle through from January 2013 to October 2013 was incomprehensible. Thanks for nothing guys.