Everyone who follows this blog know that I hate the Dallas Cowboys with the strength of 1,000 suns.
My hatred of this organization started when I started watching football with my dad when I was almost eight years old. My dad was a fan of Washington, which meant he also couldn’t stand the Cowboys. I never seen my dad get mad watching football unless his squad — or ANY squad — was losing to Dallas.
Even after my dad’s passing in July (I still can’t believe I typed those words), I am keeping my Cowboys hate alive. I successfully taught my now 10-year-old son to hate that vile and wretched blue star wherever he sees it.
So having said all of that, I feel bad for Dak Prescott.
I have a lot of respect for that young brotha. I admire how he worked his way from being a 4th round pick to the Cowboys’ franchise QB.
My heart sank when I saw his ankle break, a la Joe Theismann, vs. the New York Giants last Sunday. It hurts even more given that Prescott was playing on the dreaded franchise tag. Mind you, I still think he overplayed his hand and should have taken that new contract, but that’s neither here nor there.
I’m hoping and praying he comes back at 100% and continues his NFL career at a high level.
Some people think the Cowboys are finished with Prescott gone for the rest of the season. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people.
Dallas is one of the few teams that has an experienced backup QB who started for several years in the NFL. Andy Dalton started for the Cincinnati Bengals from his rookie season to last season. Along with a career passer rating of 87.5, he passed for 204 touchdowns to 118 interceptions. He took the Bengals to the playoffs his first four years in the NFL (although he is winless in the playoffs).
And if you take a look at the remaining games on the Cowboys’ schedule, their hardest games remain at home vs. my Pittsburgh Steelers and at the Baltimore Ravens. That’s right folks, Dallas could possibly go 9-2 in their last 11 games of the season.
So don’t worry Cowboys fans, y’all gonna be alright (unfortunately)…
I also have a 10 year old son and he LOVES the Cowboys. How simple are the cycles of life? I am sorry you lost your dad. I know my old man will slip from this life before too long and I will miss him but having a family makes that a little easier to handle. God bless you and happy days!
It’s not backup quarterback that is the problem. It is an epically awful defense that allowed Cleveland to drop almost 50 points. We were done before Dan got hurt.