Originally Posted by jayhouston12
I can remember a time when i felt so angry about a cowboys loss, them losing would hurt my week, and them winning would make my week. there is just no emotion left in my tank anymore, for goodness sake we loss to the Redskins and I took it well, i was smiling and having a good time with my family. i remember losing to the redskins as a child and cried, i screamed, i took offense i threw stuff but now i'm just void of all emotion weather it be win or loss
but now i feel like fireman ed, i just get up calmly during halftime and just proceed to walk out.
Same here dude.
I used to get sick, let it ruin my week, couldn't watch Sportscenter. Was extremely emotionally vested in this group. It was because I really believed they had what it takes to win.
After watching the Giants walk right through us on their way to 2 Super Bowls I realized that this team didn't have what it takes.
But the more I look back on it this team always had glaring holes somewhere that prevented it from moving forward. Either in the secondary, or along the offensive line, or at ILB. Every year there was a unit that got completely exposed all year long, and you can't put that on coaching - they just weren't talented enough.
This year is no different, our offensive line is arguably the worst in the league, they can't run the ball to save their life, the defense can't force turnovers, entirely too much pressure is put on Romo. It's just not an environment conducive for winning consecutive games against good teams.
I don't care enough to look up the records but I'm curious to know this team's records against winning and losing teams over the past 3 years. Because if I'm not mistaken the only ones I can remember are against the 49ers in OT last year and against the Giants in the opener this year.
So it was always really silly to presume that this group would magically be able to beat good teams back to back, which is exactly what it takes to make runs in December and January.
It's all about tempering expectations and I think we're finally starting to get realistic about what we have here. Which is a .500 football team.
And the sad part is, over the past 5 years the league has become designed for every team to have a chance every year. Parity is what Goodell wanted, and it's what he's gotten. It's not like the 90s when you had to built dynasties, if you have a good QB you can go to the playoffs in today's NFL - and Dallas has one, they just haven't been able to do anything remotely Romo friendly since Jerry made that statement years back. Which would be building him a line to give him time to throw and to give him a running game to lean on when he's not on his A game, because the guy is plenty good enough to win. He just can't do it alone.