I don't love the Cowboys or any other football organization, but I do love the game of football, the NFL is where it is best and I really love to see good football and I don't much care who makes great plays, I just want to see them and remember what is was like to make a great play. There's no feeling quite like it. Anybody who plays ball long enough will make a great play occasionally and the feeling is fabulous - kinda like that occasional great golf shot that keeps luring you back to the links.
The Cowboys have been my favorite team because they were the team of my adopted city, the place I chose to live. I like many other teams as well. I learned when the refs gave the Colts that early Superbowl, not to let my emotions become involved in football because the players aren't always the ones who determine who wins a game.
While the 'Pokes are my favorite team, I really don't care whether they win or lose or how any particular player does, I just want to see good football and whoever plays good football has my respect as an athlete.
I don't like Jerry Jones since I see him as a buffoon who bought the team in order to become the center of attention and buy the love and attention he likely feels deprived of as a child. While I think I understand why he is the way he is, he remains an egocentric childish boor who has wrecked the team with his poor decisions. I find that difficult to love or respect; however, I will give him credit for realizing at least some of his limitations and hiring competent help in the form of Parcells, who seems to have some problems of his own, but seems to be making progress anyway.
Who knows, deep down I may just be jealous of Jerry for being a richer obnoxious boor than I am. I may have to start extending him a little professional courtesy or something. Who knows? If lawyers and Pirhanas can work out a form of peaceful co-existance, maybe I can, too.
I'm not a raving fanatic, I don't have any Cowboys gear, except for that Coke glass that came free with a fill-up years ago. I'm a quiet fan who just loves the game. I long ago quit screaming and yelling and cussing the TV, refs, opponents, and being generally an obnoxious to be around during games. I enjoy the games more and am much better company. Learning to control my anger was the one thing that has brought me more pleasure and enjoyment than any other accomplishment I could have achieved. I finally saw what a lousy effect my crude behavior had on those around me. Enjoying a football game without becoming an emotional prisoner of it is a truly uplifting experience.
Of course, I could be mistaking getting on in geezerhood for an enlightening experience.