What these "realists" need to understand is all the fans watch the same games and suffer the same heartbreak when we see a late pick.
What separates them is some people are able to move forward and focus on what it takes to get better while others cry incessantly. Having to watch a late pick in another tough loss the last thing I want to experience is a bunch of whining sniffling entitled babies.
There is absolutely zero logical sense to hate Jerry Jones for 16 years and still be a fan of HIS team. Wish he makes different moves? OK. But when there is real disdain for him it is time to move on to another hobby or another team. By claiming this team you support him. PERIOD.
Because the man isn't firing himself. He'll die with the job he has.
No one has to accept 8-8 EXCEPT that is 100% the epitome of an average NFL season. So half the fans will get just that or worse.
If you are a Cowboy fan you get to see games on national tv every other week and get to be talked about non-stop on ESPN. But you don't get to win many games right now. This team just isn't that talented, well coached nor managed. The are creeping that direction with some very solid young players but also face cap issues which could make us even worse.
What might really help this team is a 2 or 3 win season. Add some real help from the draft and eat a crap sandwich one season as we expunge all cap woes. Unfortunately the team isn't that talentless, poorly coached or mismanaged.
We are a middle of the road bunch. And it is really hard to move from here to elite. But if it was easy there would no real joy in winning. By 1996 regular season wins largely meant nothing to this fan base.