Forgive my ignorance regarding this topic as by the time I was able to start truly watching and paying attention to this team Campo was on his way out.
I just watched America's Game about the '71 Dallas Cowboys and I was surprised at how much drama surrounded that team. You had the Duane Thomas saga, the rotating quarterback fiasco, a new stadium and a team that many felt couldn't win the big one.
Was it true that the GM underpaid the veteran stars as much as he did?
I thought it was interesting that the players felt that they lacked a true home-field advantage even way back then.
I like how Duane Thomas implied that the Cowboys don't win if there is no controversy surrounding the team.
I wish I could have watched Bob Lilly and Roger Staubach when they played.
Anyway...it just opened my eyes that this franchise has always had some drama going on and the '71 team kind of comes across like the '95 team. A team that, despite all of the drama unfolding around them, ended up putting it together and showing why many considered them the favorites. (Not trying to offend anyone here...I know Tom Landry shouldn't be compared to Barry Switzer.)
Anyway...I tip my hat to those of you who got to see the championships as they happened and don't have to order an on demand program and hope it happens again some day.
I'll just keep chugging along as a fan, though. Believing it can and will happen again. Hoping it will be next year...because what being a fan is about is seeing what you believe may happen actually happen.