My worst days as a Cowboys Fan

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  1. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Not sure I understand the Switzer one. He did win a Super Bowl with us. Maybe he did it with the team Jimmy built, but still that's more than any coach we've had since then had done.
     
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  2. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Good point on the Landry one. The way it was handled was absolutely poor, but a lot of us wanted him to call it quits at that point. Since it resulted in us winning three Super Bowls, it was the right call.

    Jerry buying the team and hiring Jimmy also was not a bad day for me, and again, it resulted in three Super Bowls. The split was definitely a bad day, but who knows how things would have turned out if it hadn't of happened. I know most fans believe we would have won the next two Super Bowls at least, but there's not guarantee of that.
     
  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    That was Jerry’s ego saying 100 other coaches could’ve won those Super Bowls. It was Jerry giving himself all the credit. Switzer was handed a loaded team. He was a great college coach who knew how to motivate. That doesn’t mean 99 other coaches could’ve done the same thing. The bottom line is if it wasn’t for Jimmy those teams would’ve never gotten as good as they did. He built those teams.
     
  4. Red Dragon

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    For me, nothing will top losing the 2007 NFC divisional playoffs. I am a relatively young fan and had never seen the Cowboys advance to the NFC title game in my life.
     
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  5. StarChamber_33

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    1). 1981 NFC Championship game - "The Catch"., I still don't know what the heck Everson Walls was doing/thinking on that play.
    2). Bears = 44 Cowboys = 0
    3). 1-15 Season
    4). 3-13 Season {1988}
    5). The Dave Campo years {5-11 Seasons / from 2000 to 2002}
    6). Leon Lett inexplicably trying to pick up the football after a game ending blocked field goal on Thanksgiving. As a result of the "Illegal Touching" penalty, the Dolphins get to retry the FG and win the game.
    7). The end of Jimmy Johnson in Dallas - I actually cried during his announcement/press conference, because in that moment I felt the dynasty was ending. Jimmy was the architect of that team and those guys worked hard, practiced hard, and played hard for him. Those players would run through a wall for Jimmy, because they knew that he would do the same for them.. They would go on to win one more Super Bowl {Super Bowl XXX}., sadly after that, this team began to decline and age drastically, ending one of the great runs in all of sports.
     
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  6. Cowfan75

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    #6: At the end of that game, I walked out of my girlfriend's house (my first time there, meeting her parents) without saying a word. I just left.
     
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  7. StarChamber_33

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    Trust me, I felt your pain lol.
     
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  8. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, and not to make light, but doesn't the fact that the Cowboys won the Super Bowl that season kind of make Lett's blunder pretty moot/irrelevant?
     
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  9. DuncanIso

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    The 81 NFC champ game.

    Super Bowl 13

    season ending loss to the Fins in 1984

    Staubach retiring

    the 1994 NFC champ game
     
  10. plymkr

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    I feel my worst moment as a Cowboys fan was the 1st quarter of the 94 NFCCG. When we fell behind 21-0 I knew we wouldn't come back. To this day I can't watch highlights of that game or that season. That was my lowest point as a fan. It symbolized our invincibility that Jimmy established was over. That was a bad day for me. Still sucks.
     
  11. Hadenough

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    1. Jimmy leaving
    2. Letting Sean Payton go.
    3. Not trying to hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach.
    4.Not trying to trade Romo for the #1 pick to draft Andrew Luck.
    5. Dak having a very good first season completely ruined the chance to draft DeSean Watson.
    6.chance to make an offer to Brady and instead overpays that bum Dak.

    This organization has just spiraled downhill since Jimmy left and Jerry has had many opportunities to change the course of this team but is too stubborn.
     
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  12. RustyBourneHorse

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    Tbh, 5 kinda worked out. Could you imagine what'd happen to the Cowboys if that stuff about Watson happened to us?
     
  13. Captain-Crash

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    Landry being fired
    Roger Staubach retiring.
     
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  14. Silver N Blue

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    Hard to disagree with any of those.
     
  15. Silver N Blue

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    My top one for sure…that catch still haunts me.
     
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  16. Captain-Crash

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    Ranching worst day was when Garrett got the boot.
     
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  17. atlantacowboy

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    The day Tom Landry was unceremoniously fired was the saddest day in cowboy history and there isn't a close second.

    The worst moment was Dwight Clark's catch and the loss that followed. The Catch as its called was a turning point in the history of both franchises and ushered in the end of an era.
     
  18. Pass2Run

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    -Cowboys losing to the Panthers in 96
    -The Drew Henson experiment
    -When the team was solely focused on Emmitt's "record"
    -When Coach Payton left
    -Ten years of Garrett
     
  19. blueblood70

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    when i signed up for this place and didn't realize it was afront for anti-cowboy rhetoric planed by our NFCE foes..
     
  20. DallasEast

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    Not my worst day as a Cowboys fan but it is in my top 10, if not top five. I had experienced a good deal of the sport at all three levels up to that point but that particular game is permanently burned into my brain.

    The '85 Dallas Cowboys was a good team. It was not a great team by any measure but it was a good one. I had seen many good teams--in the NFL, college and high school--get beaten. However, it was rare for me seeing a good team utterly humbled.

    For example, it was not like the 2008 44-6 loss to the Eagles. For sure, Philly dominated but Dallas had basically no energy and did not execute practically the whole game on both sides of the ball. Dallas got beat down but partially because they did some of the beating to themselves.

    That 1985 game? That was a stumping. It wasn't that Dallas did not bring its offense and defense that day. It is just that Chicago OUT-executed the Cowboys on practically every play with conviction.

    There have been many games that pissed me off. There have only been a few games, in every sport I have followed, that I can count on one hand, that have numbed me to my core. That was one of those games.
     
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