It’s my belief that during the off season, members of Cowboy Nation should be optimistic about our immediate future. Like other teams, our Cowboys are preparing to improve the team with new players in the upcoming draft.
It’s exciting to wonder what the Cowboys and Jerry Jones will do with the draft. We will anxiously watch to see if the Cowboys trade up, trade down or stay put and who will be selected. Our newest draft class will be trusted to make us a better team. Unfortunately, one of my associates would have you believe that there’s no hope on the horizon, as if the Cowboys are planning to draft 11 kickers.
One statement used to “prove her point” was – “Over the last 16 years, the Cowboys’ record has been .500. How in the world can anybody be ‘optimistic’ about our next season?”
As a numbers guy, I wondered where that ranked the Cowboys. A .500 win / loss percentage seems bad, but there’s no team that has a won every game over the past 20 years. So how have the Cowboys really fared since their last Super Bowl win?