I'm only 31, so most of the really bad moments were before my time, but in no particular order:
- Randy Moss game.
- Aikman's retirement/Irvin's career ending injury.
- Losing to the Texans in 2002.
- Campo years collectively. Seemed like every time I watched a game or checked the FOX ticker at the bottom of the screen back then, it was an L.
- Emmitt being cut and signing with the Cardinals.
- Botched Romo fumble. Still don't think I'm over it to this day.
- Parcells moving on.
- Losing to the Giants in the '07 Divisional.
- Brett Favre 34-3 rout my Freshman year of college back in '09.
- Imploding against the Ravens in the Texas Stadium finale.
- 2009 Draft.
- Starting 1-7 in 2010, which ultimately led to the hiring of Garrett.
- 3 straight 8-8 seasons, with each of our division rivals sending us on our way in de-facto championship games the last week of the season.
- The loss against the Broncos in the famous Romo/Payton Manning duel.
- Dez catch/Demarco Murray fumble.
- Cliff Avril sack on Romo in the preseason.
- Panthers Thanksgiving Day debacle.
- Aaron Rodgers to Jared Cook on 3rd and 20.
- 42-17 loss against the Broncos in 2017.
- Allowing almost 300 yards rushing to Gurley and CJ Anderson.
- Losing to a moribund Jets team in 2019, and our defense being clowned by Darnold post-game.
- 2021 WC game against SF.
Wrong. It may have started the 9er juggernaut but the Cowboys went on to a 3rd straight NFC Championship game the following year (albeit a 3rd consecutive loss) so Clark's "The Fluke" didn't end our era. I hear that bogus myth incessantly parroted but it doesn't make it true.
Media savvy Landry orchestrated the 'unceremonious' aspect of that ordeal and suckered Jerry into going to the golf course.
Unceremonious would have been telling him over the phone which did happen with Rob Ryan...
Landry normally would have been in Dallas, but hid from Jerry.
Rich guy owners rarely ever fly to meet the coach that they're going to fire. It was actually a show of respect, but Landry had already primed the media to set the narrative.
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.
You're right. It was like after the 1st quarter we played better than them but just couldn't get over the humps. The breaks weren't going our way. That was a bad day for me as a Cowboys fan. I really wanted a threepeat. Still hurts.The thing is, the Cowboys very much did come close to coming back. If Irvin had just dragged his toes in the end zone in the second quarter on a pass from Aikman, it would have been 21-14 and we're talking a whole different ballgame.
Or if Deion hadn't recovered so quickly from slipping in the mud in the fourth quarter on a deep route - been just a half second late to get up - Irvin would have totally strolled into the end zone untouched and it would be 38-35 and the Niners would be very rattled psychologically.
Nah if he played for Dallas they all would have done whatever he wanted voluntarily.Tbh, 5 kinda worked out. Could you imagine what'd happen to the Cowboys if that stuff about Watson happened to us?
Nah if he played for Dallas they all would have done whatever he wanted voluntarily.
But seriously I dont see why Dak catches such crap for lack of postseason success but Watson is regarded as some superstar.
Even if he comes back and plays to the highest of his ability, it still won't be worth what they gave up for him.
I was kinda hoping Philly would burn a decade on him, but no such luck.
Ha....maybe. I don't recall things like that....Not only that, but, didn't Watson engineer one of the biggest playoff choke jobs of all time against the Chiefs? So elite!
Ha....maybe. I don't recall things like that....
I'm not really a Dak defender, but I at the same time don't see what Watson has done that he hasn't.
Ah yes. That one.
This one still hurts!