One of my colleagues, who happens to be a Denver Broncos fan, laughed when I mentioned the Dallas Cowboys; specifically their defense. I laughed before detailing the fact the Cowboys were the last ranked defense in the NFL in 2013 and probably the worst defense in the history of that franchise. We both laughed again.
Then my colleague stated even though the 2013 Cowboys defense was statistically terrible, they still went 8-8. I had to agree that’s a huge accomplishment. The Cowboys, while not being able to get stops, still finished at the .500 mark. He also noted how badly the Cowboys fans treated Tony Romo; said he was terrible at “winnin’ time”, and how the team nearly won a game in which they gave up 51 points. My colleague stated Cowboys fan were the dumbest in the league because they dumped on a guy who kept them in games where they had no right to be competitive. I said I enjoyed the fact the locals here listen to their morning AM sports talk radio and say how Romo is “flat in the front”, chokes in the clutch; stuff like that. Meanwhile the defense gives up critical big play after critical big play. It speaks to the lowest common denominator sports talk radio here is, and how easy it is to influence the barely literate fan here.
Oh, by the way, on the Oakland Raiders moving here: One big reason Jerry Jones does not want it is because he’d have to finally have to start to compete to keep his fans. A second factor is he’d have to hire a professional general manager. Neither one of those is things he wants to do. He wants to run his clown show forever. I got a kick out of Mike Taylor trying to convince San Antonio Cowboys fan how TERRIBLE it would be for the Raiders to move here; tax dollars being spent on a stadium, etc. Too funny. Like other businesses moving here aren’t getting huge tax breaks and benefits at the expense of the taxpayer. It’s okay. It happens all the time. In the case of a pro football team, it’s a business bringing in 50 millionaires to live in your local community at least six months a year. If you build a state of the art stadium, that means a Super Bowl, you’re back on the Final Four circuit, people coming into town at least 10 times a year and hotel space becomes premium.
Anyway, even though we hate each others favorite teams, Dallas is a close second on both of our Haterade scales of dislike. I said we could relax because Cowboys fan would still blame Romo for losses even if the defense gave up 35 points a game. Their defense gets steamrolled up and down the field but the losing is Romo’s doing. Too funny, they regret not having Johnny Manziel, even though the offensive lineman they picked makes up 3/5 of a dominating OL. Manziel would have been good for a couple dozen turnovers this season. Maybe Jerry Jones can pick Manziel up after the Browns cut him in three seasons.