I sure picked an exciting year to subscribe to DCW. Of course, I canceled it a year later when I realized they were just putting a happy face on every loss and not calling anyone out for poor performance. Regrettably, Coach Landry did have to go, and I was unashamedly excited when Jimmy Johnson was named his successor. He had so much juice
going for him. If you ever wanted proof that pre-season is meaningless, this was the year. I think we were 4-1, or something. The first win came at San Diego (on national TV no less), and the last win over the Oilers at home (with Troy's jersey soaked in blood from a cut on his chin). One week later, it was back to reality at New Orleans. Pretty sure Troy broke his wrist in the first Giants game, with Walsh starting the next game in Green Bay. Never quite understood the Walsh acquisition. With Walker and Dorsett, you knew
they'd both see a lot of time on the field. Not so with QBs. And the first, second and third rounder we got in the trade from New Orleans pales in comparison to the haul we could have scored for the #1 pick in 1990. Oh well. Since the season was going south fast, I was very happy with the Walker deal (even though a few of the traded Vikes refused to show up). We then turned around and traded for Paul Palmer, who was stopgap material at best. Hell, even Moose lined up as the lead
running back in the final game of the season. That's how dire it was. The last-minute loss at Phoenix was a killer. Troy hung in there, threw a frozen rope to James Dixon, was smashed in the head a split second later, and Dixon scores the TD. The defense folds with like a minute left and we lose the game. Jimmy notices Everson Walls smiling on the field after the game, and that sealed his doom in Dallas. Bounty Bowl? Bizarre. But Gogan and Aikman were ready to rumble with anyone wearing green that day. A couple weeks later, Jimmy was dodging snowballs at the Vet. We lost at the Meadowlands on a Saturday (Palmer stuffed at the goal-line), followed by another meek loss to the Pack. Lord knows how we beat the Skins on a Sunday night. All I can recall is that Doug Williams had a terrible game.