- The worst days in my life as a sports fan:
- Bears 44, Cowboys 0.
- Erik Williams car wreck.
- Romo stopped short of the goalline after the botched snap.
- The Patrick Crayton Drop.
- Keeping Doug Free and letting Parnell sign with Jacksonville.
- Travis Frederick retiring.
- The worst things not directly involving the Cowboys:
- Eli winning 2 Super Bowls.
- Tom Brady being born.
Losing Fredbeard was brutal. I'm expecting him to comeback as himself, and he leaves instead, and we go into the season starting Not So Mean Joe Looney. Joe stepped up, but his step up was still a few steps down from Fredbeard.
A leader. A guy in contention for HOF. And then disease. And then just out. Didn't see either of the last two coming.
The Crayton drop was brutal, but the team still looked like the arrow was pointing up, so it didn't feel so bad to me.
Direction matters. The end of the Landry years were abysmal. An aging team getting worse as far as the eye could see. I actually loved the 1-15 season in comparison. Lots of young guys playing hard and getting better. The arrow pointed up.
Wasn't there some end of season stomping by the Eagles that kept us out of the playoffs? That was a bad one. Like Tony going for it over the objections of Hangdog Wade, though.
Last year's playoff game was giving me the Final Landry Years vibe. Everyone as healthy as they could possibly be. Hitting in the draft and free agency. All the stars were aligned for us to make a push. Then we lay a big steaming turd on the carpet. And given the contract situation, we were inevitably going to lose talent and have less to work with this year. Not a singular bad day, but bad weeks of picturing us swirling the drain from here to eternity. Didn't like what we did with the contracts either.
But the defense is shaping up nicely. Lost fewer players than I expected. If they do something significant on the interior dline before the season starts, I'll be feeling pretty good about the defense. Just gimme at least one arrow pointing up to focus on.