Of course, the future is bright or is it just like 2007 after we went 13 – 3 and lost to the New York Giants. The next year we went 9 – 7, 11 – 5 and another playoff loss, then 6 – 10, 8 – 8, 8 – 8, 8 – 8. The short version of this story is that it was a long time between making the playoffs in 2007 and 2009 until 2014 and 2016.
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I’ve seen teams change due to injuries and free agency. Championship caliber teams aren’t guaranteed and this year Jones squandered it. Can we please tell Jones to put some clothes on?
Before concluding, I’m going to apologize for causing you to imagine Jerry Jones without clothing. That was cruel and unusual punishment, but now a really quick NFL history lesson because the 2016 Dallas Cowboys organization did something truly historic.
The NFL was formed in 1920 and the first Superbowl was played at the end of the 1966 season. There have been hundreds of owners, coaches and general managers since that time. Usually, teams using a rookie quarterback causes the fanbase to acknowledge that they may not win right away.
It’s a process to groom and develop our rookie into a championship caliber quarterback over the next three to five years. They either play immediately or learn while holding a clipboard. Nobody expects to immediately win a championship with a rookie quarterback – until 2016.
To break the mold – in the history of the NFL, there has only been one owner, general manager and head coach combination to state, “We have a great team, a championship caliber team! All we need to do is get bench our four time pro bowl veteran quarterback and start this rookie quarterback to get us over that final hump. Once we do that, just believe in us and we will win the Superbowl.”
I just wish they were wearing clothes when they said it. Get dressed, the season is over.