“You’re crazy.” I heard that. That was the thought that resonated in the darker regions of your mind when you read that headline. Well, wasn’t it? It’s okay to admit it. Because nowadays whenever anyone mentions how the Dallas Cowboys will win anything it’s met with Resistance. Allow me to be your Muse.
Double entendres aside, let’s look at this objectively. In the 2013-2014 NFL season, I predicted we would win the division and, in an even more bold move, I stated we would sweep the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles. The looks that I received were less than cordial. The words that I received were enough to make angels shudder.
Yet, here we stand in the position of hindsight and, as insane as it sounded a year ago, I was almost deadly accurate. We lost the division by one game. One. Which, by no coincidence, was also the only division loss we had last year. So the same loss made me inaccurate twice. Contrarily, if we have aren’t starting our second string quarterback Kyle Orton, I would’ve worn a Nostradamus’ smile.
However, crow is crow no matter how you cook it. I’ve eaten mine proudly. Although I can’t help but stare at that one loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that cost the Dallas Cowboys so much. A divisional crown. A playoff berth. Glorious bragging rights for sweeping all of our rivals. So close. So…close.