Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by tyke1doe, Nov 1, 2013.
Always the troublemaker.
Thanksgiving Day, 1974.
Playing the Redskins. Cowboys trail late in the game 23-17. Staubach out with a concussion. Clint Longley unloads a 50 yd bomb to Drew Pearson. 24-23 Dallas wins.
I just looked up the boxscore from that game. Cowboys dominated that game, yet found themselves losing late in the game.
Thanks to turnovers.
First downs 11 23
Rush-yards-TDs 33-105-1 38-134-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 8-17-112-1-0 15-32-272-2-1
Sacked-yards 1-10 4-33
Net pass yards 102 239
Total yards 207 373
Fumbles-lost 1-1 4-4
Turnovers 1 5
Penalties-yards 5-38 6-26
Followed Hayes as a player at FL A&M and as a runner. When he was drafted by the Cowboys on Dec 3, 1963, I became an immediate Cowboys' fan. BTW, Hayes was drafted in the seventh round with the 88th pick one pick before Detroit picked one Bill Parcells out of Wichita State. Also, the Cowboys selected Roger Staubach in that draft in the 10th round. There were 11 HOFers drafted in that 64 draft. In fact out of that draft the Cowboys selected three HOFers in Renfro, Hayes and Staubach as well as Parcells eventually becoming a Cowboy as well. Not too bad huh?
So I've been a Cowboy since Dec 3, 1963. In one month I will have been a Cowboys' fan for 50 years. And all because of one great athlete, Mr Bob Hayes, the fastest man in the world.
Roger Staubach and the star on the helmet. But the game that did it for me was the 1972 Championship game LOSS to the Redskins. I cried like a baby, I am native american but loved the Cowboys LOL That game just re-enforced my loyalty and I swore up and down to my school boy friends who were ABD fans that the Cowboys would be back. I spent the next decade basking in the victories and suffering through the losses...but one constant was the star on the helmet and for most of it Roger Staubach as QB. That was the start of my addiction....
Just speculating- Maybe because Chuck Howley lettered in 5 sports at WVU?
Just as a side note, Chuck Howley, (6 time all-pro, 6 pro bowls, 25 career interceptions, Superbowl MVP), and Cliff Harris are the biggest Hall of Fame snubs ever.
I agree......plus Drew Pearson.....there wasn't anyone more clutch or with more historic catches.
I never had the chance to find out, but I bet that very much had something to do with it.
His whole family was from there.
I know he still watches them.
He watches them with me.
Both he and Old Mr. Campbell- they sit by my side to this day. It's still a personal tradition to eat a stick of gum every opening kickoff.
Cheering, booing the opponents, cursing and whooping. They're there.
Thankfully they don't complain much about the lack of snack foods I provide for them...
Now that is either funny or snarky, but I'm not sure which.
Few seem to be answering the question. I'm wondering whether anything could happen to change your allegiance.
I don't know if I could continue to be a Cowboys fan if they changed the team name or the star. It would be like another team to me.
If they moved, I think I would still be a fan because I'm a fan of the team, the start in particular, the root name. But if you change those things, aren't you changing the Cowboys themselves and making them a different team?
Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson, Harvey Martin, Randy White, Ed "Too Tall" Jones etc. I grew up in NC in the 1970's. That was Deadskin territory at the time but I loved the Cowboys. I loved what they stood for ...just a class organization.
I enjoy sniffing glue after gut wrenching losses.
Seriously, I lived in Texas (Lubbock,) when I was a kid.
The star,The Americas team , and I love that people hate them so much tbh.. my brother was a huge fan ..I became a fan in '91 and got spoiled ... for the next 5 years
That u did !!!!!!! Ohhhhh buddddy. But, kudos to you for sticking with it.,,,,
I'm emotionally attached to the team. I couldn't quit on them if i tried.
I could stop buying stufff and boycott all financial matters if JJ wants to push it.......and he is getting to tthat point?!!!!! I gave him some slack after the nineties glory years and getting caught up in salary cap hell when the rules changed.......not his fault IMHO. Ive stuck with JJ.....no doubt in my mind he loves the cowboys...,,,,and he can't let go.......it may be time JJ. Get a GM in here.....,.
Very Good questions......
Not sure i can follow,a team. Not in Dallas..........
The aint leaving......
Born and raised in Dallas. A boon and a curse.
Such a difficult question for me to wrap my head around.
If the Cowboys left Dallas and changed identity like the Houston Oilers- would I still be a fan?
Well- I would first be completely heart-broken.
I don't know if I could recover.
I don't root for the players, although I do root for the players of my team. Does that make sense?
THE Dallas Cowboys hold a place in my heart that nothing can touch- if they became the Los Angeles So-and-So's-
I don't know if I could follow that.
These are things I honestly don't want to even think about.
Never been to Dallas or Texas...never been out of the country honestly. What is the city of Dallas like? I've head Hollywood Jr mixed in with a underclass basically, but nothing much outside of that? Honest ignorance, and asking a question a lot of DC fans would want to ask but don't...
Just lucky I guess.