We are the Dallas Cowboys, Right?

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:26 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 19, 2010 9:24 PM CDT

When I watch the Dallas Cowboys play I see a team that wants the other team to buy into all of the hype that the media has built up about them.  “Okay, we’re the Cowboys, we have a better stadium, a bigger payroll, and better cheerleaders.  Now rollover and play dead so we can beat you.”

They look like they want the other team to be intimidated by their fancy stadium, their big-money players and the fact that media members have made them the glamorous pick to win the Super Bowl since it will be played in their home stadium.

But I’m not sure the Cowboys believe any of it themselves.  I’m sure they enjoy the glamorous life and all the spoils of playing for America’s team, but they don’t look like they enjoy playing the game very much. 

The Cowboys score a touchdown or get a sack and strut around as if to say, “that’s right, you’ve heard about us.”  And then the other team makes a couple of adjustments, punches the Cowboys back, and the Cowboys lose all of their energy and fight.

It’s like what former Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach said last year, “we’ve got a lot of guys who want to win, but we don’t have a lot of guys who want to play.”  It’s fun to hear everyone talk about how good you are and it’s fun to win games, but you’ve got to put in the work in order to do so.

Since 1990, only two teams, the 1993 Cowboys and 2001 Patriots have rallied from an 0-2 start to win the Super Bowl.   Sorry boys, but nobody’s buying into the hype.  Better fix things or come February 6, 2011, some other team will be enjoying how cool it is to be the home team in your stadium.