The Dallas Cowboys had a scuffle in mini camp this week. While the team organization blew it off as not being a big deal, it really kind of is a big deal. This is a young group of guys who are playing together full of energy and ready to play football. This is a group of guys that could potentially be dangerous if they continue to feed upon that passion. Of course, feeding too much upon it and being on the Dallas Cowboys could spell a lot of penalties for the Cowboys in the upcoming season.
It is interesting to note, that instead of seeing the same dead reports coming out of mini camp this was something that if bottled correctly could make a difference between an 8-8 + team or a team that is just going to go through the motions of playing another NFL season for just a paycheck. Of course, scuffling could lead to injuries which are what the Cowboys are prone too but healthy fighting bodes well for this team.
In the past, Cowboys fans have been yelling over and over again for more fight and more emotion from this team. If this is how mini camp went, fans can’t wait to see how training camp as well as pre-season goes. With a younger team, the Cowboys may actually have the personnel in place for a hungrier team. So far this early pre-season, the Cowboys are considered one of the teams not to succeed well in the NFC East as well as the NFL. Predictions are ranging from 3-13 to no more than 6-10 from experts and fans on Facebook alike. Counter in the difficult schedule and a few fans have whispered that it may not even be worth watching the NFL season.
The Cowboys may surprise the fans after all. If this hunger and passion for winning and the competitiveness continues and carries on throughout the upcoming season, Dallas could be the surprise team of the year. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett sums it up best, according to Dallas News: