Originally Posted by mldardy
That team had a serious case of entitlement. Like they were so good that they could just show up and win. Then they lost that game to the Redskins at home and then won a lackluster game against Cincy at home. Then lose the game at Arizona and lose Romo to the hand injury, insert Brad Johnson for a few games(
) and the season was suddenly lost. We still had a chance but had the embarrassing Texas Stadium finale against Baltimore followed by 44-6. Just a disappointing season that started off so good.
Entering the 08 season everyone thought that would be the Cowboys year after the disappointing end to the 07 season. The 3-0 start once again got the team feeling good about themselves and they became complacent like they did the previous season when they were playing some of the best football we've seen since the great 90's teams.
The 07 team became fat and happy after beating the 10-1 Packers and so did the 08 team after starting off 3-0. They once again started reading their press clippings and their play abruptly dropped off. Even with Romo going down that season the Cowboys were in control of their own fate heading into Dec only having to go 2-2 to make the playoffs.
The Cowboys can't handle success or adversity a lot of the issues we saw back then we still see today. We saw the same thing entering Dec of last season when the Cowboys were in control of their own fate they ended up finishing 1-4 and got mauled in the season finale. When it gets down to crunch time the Cowboys don't even bother to show up.