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Jimmy Johnson - A Football Life

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Lonestar94, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw that it comes on next Wednesday on NFL Network, featuring Troy Aikman Michael Irvin and a whole lot of others. For someone that was too young to really see the Cowboys back in the day this looks very interesting.
  2. Dcowboy84

    Dcowboy84 Well-Known Member

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    awesome, that should be a must see
  3. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Thanks for the news!
  5. Royal Laegotti

    Royal Laegotti Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy!

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    I'm gonna eat that up with a spoon!
  6. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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  7. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I bet Jerry has already offered to give some time up to make his episode. This has to gnaw on him.
  8. Numbers921

    Numbers921 Benched

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    Yawn.

    Not really interested in this. I wish the Cowboys would do something in the present worth documenting.
  9. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    The fans who didn't get to see Jimmy do his magic, it would be a good idea to watch this one.
  10. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    *Cough* Numbers921 *Cough*
  11. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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  12. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    It is the definition of bitter sweet. Those are great, great memories. You will see in a heartbeat what the driving force behind this team was, and how it's been a football death with one brief interregnum ever since.
  13. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2:
  14. mgcowboy

    mgcowboy Well-Known Member

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    Ill admit it...Almost brought tears to my eyes..

    What a great organization this is and now being dragged like a cheap towel...smh


    :cool:
  15. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    as someone who watched the cowboys those years, be kind to yourself and dont watch it

    it will make you cry realizing what this franchise once was and where a delusional football idiot has brought the team

    that team and coaching staff were contenders every year, not the laughing stock the team is now
  16. Doomsay

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    Well, there were the rebuilding years that were pretty tough, but you got a sense from the beginning that Jimmy was going to do everything he could to re-constitute the team or die trying. A lot of ups and downs, but an almost win at all cost feeling that pervaded the Johnson years - football first.

    There were glimpses of that during BP's tenure IMO, but in the post cap era, the talent deficit that Jerry had created was harder to overcome, and you never got the sense that Bill had the same degree of latitude as Jimmy did.

    The other 5 coaches since Jimmy (grateful as they were to have HC jobs), seemed to have one primary qualification: they were all very willing to sit passively in the back seat while Jerry commanded the ship, and I think that the players have reacted accordingly.
  17. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    As a Cowboys fan you'll be in the minority as far as wanting to see this. I would suspect that you didn't have the pleasure of experiencing his time here. I plan on recording and archiving it to DVD.;)

    There's no sport that captures or exalts it's history better than the NFL.
  18. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I'll watch.

    As a younger fan it will be nice to see how it was when the team was great.
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That's pretty much where I'm at. I'm to the point where I'm almost rejecting our past because it only illustrates how far we have fallen.

    If this was just a case of having the right structure but hiring the wrong people that would be one thing. But we aren't even structured properly. The decline of the Cowboys didn't have to happen. It doesn't have to continue. All it takes is one man to set his ego aside and they can be great again. That's what's so aggravating. One guy's ridiculously large ego has caused all this and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. No foreseeable way out of it.

    What the heck's wrong with just being a great Owner and racking up hardware? I'm pretty sure the fan base would worship you in that role, if credit and attention is what you seek.
  20. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Nailed it.

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