So, for the few of you that read my articles, you might have noticed that I mysteriously vanished after Week 17. After the fantastic performance that the Dallas Cowboys had on Philadelphia, I was too angry to write an article for two weeks.
I was going to make my debut article about the Conference Championship Games (Picked Arizona and Baltimore if you care.) but I thought it felt weird to post my picks after not posting my picks for the first two rounds. (Yeah, I'm a Geek.)
This article is not about the Super Bowl, that one will come later, this to address my team that has caused much heartbreak for me in recent years. People often associate the Dallas Cowboys as being "America's Team", having five Super Bowl rings, and being one of the most successful franchises in the NFL since the 1960s.
I have missed much of this though, I was six years old the last time the Cowboys won a playoff game. If you have followed this team in the last four years especially, you would have noticed how many bizarre losses they have had and how much individual talent has been wasted.
Should I have seen the Eagles game coming? Probably, but that's what happens. People like me care way too much about the NFL, get filled with hope, and then crash mentally when a big game is lost.
After the Steelers games (One of the more upsetting losses of the year.) I was very mad but at the same time I thought to myself, 'This might not even be one of the top 10 worst losses since the Parcells Era'.
Sure enough, Cousin Sal Iacono from Jimmy Kimmell Live (A Cowboys fan) was on an ESPN podcast two days later and his thoughts mirrored mine.
I don't imagine it getting better, TO is getting old, I have no faith in Roy Williams as our number one wideout, I'm on the fence on Romo, Phillips should be gone, and even if we do sign a Ray Lewis or a Brian Urlacher...Why should I get excited? I know how this movie ends, I don't see it changing anytime soon.
This article isn't going to be about what's wrong with the Cowboys, or what they can do to improve, or even why I feel without hope. (Well, ok it kind of is)
This is a tribute, a top 10 of the biggest stomach-punching losses of the decade. By September I will probably be feeling good for some unexplained reason and be a rabid fan but by December I expect to be modifying this list.
This one is for you, the Dallas Cowboys, my Dallas Cowboys, may God have mercy on our souls.