I have always disliked, "that team." The Yankess. The Lakers. The Red Wings. And yes, the Cowboys. They always won, always had the best players, and always got on my nerves.
The Cowboys, with Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin just dominated the NFL winning Super Bowl Champions in 1992, 1993, and 1995.
Jerry Jones took over the team and seemed to make every right decision, every gamble paid off, and the team won.
Only twice during the 1990s did the Cowboys not make the playoffs, 1990 and 1997.
Coaches Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer were pulled from the college rankings and managed to win both a national championship and a Super Bowl, the only two to complete the feat.
In the first two Super Bowls the Cowboys defeated Buffalo each year, killing Jim Kelly’s chance to win one, he would finish his career without a ring. Aikman finished his career with three.
But then, in the late 90s, two things happened that would start to change my views on the Cowboys.
First, my family moved from Lincoln, Neb. to Dallas.
Second, the Cowboys started losing.
It is easy to hate a team when they are on top of the world knocking down every opponent in sight. But when the team starts to lose, the hatred starts to go away. It is hard to hate a team when they are losing, it’s like beating a dead horse, they already suck, why add insult to injury.
So then it happened and here are the steps that took us there.