The summer heat is officially underway, which means things are heating up around Big D. The Dallas Cowboys are walking into June 2020 with a lot to ponder.
I don’t know about you, but where I live the weather changed in a cinch. The heat is increasing, which is usually a time where the Dallas Cowboys fade into offseason mode, especially after the NFL Draft and the buzz from free agency.
As we head into June, there’s still a lot of unfinished business in Big D. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are still in a stalemate. Aldon Smith was reinstated, providing the team depth on the defensive front. CeeDee Lamb is the new darling in Dallas, and he is hogging all the bright lights.
There’s a lot of buzz around the buzz, but let’s not forget about the other collection of rookies the Cowboys picked up during the 2020 NFL Draft. You know what, I’ve got a lot of random thoughts swirling around. Let’s blow through some of these ponderings before we usher in June.
Here are 5 super random thoughts …
1. The First Dance
Like many of you, I watched the documentary The Last Dance on ESPN with intrigue. I grew up in the state of Illinois, and people call me “Michael.” I was a huge Michael Jordan fan and was lucky to sport Air Jordan shoes during my middle school basketball games.
Looking back at that 90s era, I indulged in nine championships in total. Six of them coming from the Chicago Bulls, and another three with the Dallas Cowboys. You’d think that swallowing nine rings as a fan would be enough, that it’d be satisfying.
Nope. Sorry. Ask any true Cowboys fans and they’ll tell you that the three rings in the 1990s were a minimum. Had head coach Jimmy Johnson and his boss, Jerry Jones, worked things out somehow, the ‘Boys were eyeing a dynasty of all dynasties.
We didn’t know it back then, but the 1995 run was the final rodeo for the Dallas Cowboys. It was our version of the “Last Dance.”
Three rings? Try five rings, enough to fit all the fingers on one hand. And as for the Chicago Bulls, the narrative will surround the years Michael Jordan stepped away from the game after the 1993 NBA Finals and his second retirement following the 1998 season.
For Dallas Cowboys fans, once you witness one championship, an additional two was not enough. Once you taste greatness, nothing will ever be the same. That’s why fans are so thirsty for the sixth title.