The Dallas Cowboys are always under pressure to win a Super Bowl. That's the expectation that comes with wearing the star. Getting to the NFC Championship Game would be a good start, and that's something the Cowboys couldn't achieve during DeMarcus Ware's nine years with the franchise.
That pressure was ratcheted up after the Texas Rangers took down the Arizona Diamondbacks to capture their first World Series in franchise history.
Unfortunately, the Rangers were unable to clinch the championship in Arlington, but fans will get the opportunity to share the celebration with the team at Friday's parade in -- you guessed it -- Arlington. It's a celebration 50 years in the making since the Rangers first moved to Arlington in 1972.
Ware, who was inducted into Dallas' Ring of Honor this past Sunday, gave the Rangers a proper shoutout on social media. In doing so, he said what everyone is currently thinking about the Cowboys after Texas' massive triumph.
DeMarcus Ware wants a Cowboys Super Bowl after the Rangers won the World Series
Can they? Absolutely. Will they? That question's had a familiarly frustrating answer dating back to 1995 -- when the Cowboys last won the Super Bowl. The fanbase is well aware that's the last time the team made it to the NFC Championship Game.
If nothing else, the Cowboys are due. While they (maddeningly) didn't make any trades to upgrade the roster before Tuesday's deadline, they still have one of the best Super Bowl odds of any team. The league has serious parity this year compared to recent seasons.
The state of Dallas has seen its sports teams reach enormous heights within the last calendar year. Last season, the Dallas Stars of the NHL lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference Final. They were two wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup final.
Then there's the Rangers, who went all-in at the trade deadline and reaped the rewards despite suffering injuries along the way to ace Jacob deGrom and ALCS MVP Adolis Garcia, who suffered an oblique injury in Game 3 of the World Series and was subsequently taken off the roster.
No Garcia, no problem, though. The Rangers offense exploded for 11 runs in Game 4 powered by Marcus Semien's 5 RBI and Corey Seager's two-run home run before Texas coasted to a comfortable 5-0 win in the Game 5 clincher.
Congratulations to the Texas Rangers, who lost over 100 games two seasons ago and are now champions of the world.
Like Ware said, hopefully the Cowboys follow their lead in February.