Venting over the salary cap is commonplace in these parts, and this offseason is no different. Jerry's kicking the can down the road yet again, trying to keep the band together and add a few parts before Romo ups and leaves Dodge. The gripes are valid. This is not the way to do things. I know, and I agree. But I don't care this time. In fact, I'm glad they're doing it, and not just because I think this team is close to being legitimate finally. A now-or-never malaise has seeped into my fandom these days. I feel the game, and my life-long love for it, slipping away. Not now, but not too far down the road either. I'm guessing 5-10 years. I don't like where the NFL is headed. Not one bit, and it's depressing. You won't find a bigger NFL fan than me over the past 40 years. The continual pro-offense-only rules, the ridiculous penalties and fines for hits on receivers and quarterbacks, the elimination of the kickoff, the upcoming widening of the field, the pass-happy and read-option offenses, the growing extinction of great backs and the running game, the obsession with fantasy stats, the lack of great teams....I see the NFL game about to take a steep decline into something I simply don't want to watch. I know the game is still mega popular today, and it's still sort of great now, but it's already inferior to what it was, and it's only going to get worse. Soon will come a litany of new concussion-related mandates to help keep the league out of the court room. Concussions, and the political whirlwind surrounding them, will eventually be the final nail in the coffin for the version of the game I've known. Not long from now, football will barely resemble the game Staubach and Aikman played. People are taking their kids out of football all over America. The players in 20 years will be watered down even further as a result, especially if the league expands into more and more cities, including ports overseas. All that is to say, today in March of 2013, why not go for it now? What do I care what the salary cap looks like in 10 years when quarterbacks are wearing flag belts and scores look like Mountain West games every week? This last five-year run with Romo is where it's at. Let's put off the money problems until after he's gone. Then the Cowboys can clear space and rebuild again. But it's now and or never as far as I'm concerned. The league is slowly losing me anyway. College football is barely on my radar anymore because of the spread-offense nonsense and corruption, and the NFL seems next. I'm finding myself studying and learning the Premiership more and more. Soccer understands and embraces it's heritage, while the NFL seems to want to be a Madden video game and cater to the kiddies. You don't see 10-9 soccer games, but look at the NFL playoff scores this year. What is that? So go for it, Jerry! Restructure the whole stinking team. Sign Levitre, Bushrod, and any defensive lineman Kiffin wants. Mortgage the future. It's a lot more your future than mine.