I'm 23 years old so I was too young to witness the greatness of the 90s as I was only 7 years old when they last won a Super Bowl and I don't really remember much of that. I became more of a "real" fan in the Campo days and it was pretty depressing seeing 5-11 seasons constantly, but I didn't give up and I felt great when Parcells managed to change this franchise around. I was very emotionally invested during these days and every loss really ruined my week and I used to get a lot crap from people at school (went to middle and high school with a bunch of Eagles, Steelers and Giants fans). The Seattle playoff loss really put me down for several weeks and when we lost to the Giants the next year ... I actually cried. Yes, I cried that's how bad that loss hurt.
In my experience, the 44-6 loss to the Eagles actually helped me not to put much mental emotion into these games and I started to handle every loss pretty well instead of letting it ruin my week. The Vikings playoff loss hurt a little because I thought we were going to make a run that year, but I was over that loss a few days later. I became a father 7 months ago and that made me realize that there are a lot more important things than the Dallas Cowboys. Don't get me wrong, I love watching the Cowboys because I just love the sport of football and I would never root for my team to lose or anything, but losses just don't affect me much anymore.
I'll admit that it's hard getting excited to watch the Cowboys games anymore because you kind of expect them to play poorly almost every week and that actually hurts more than actually losing the games. I used to be excited every week to watch the Cowboys, but I just don't feel that anymore. I am a young guy so I hope to eventually see a Super Bowl down the road, but I definitely don't think it'll be soon.
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