Back in the glory years of 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995 the Cowboys were Super Bowl Champions.
They had the like of Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, and Roger Staubach as notable Super Bowl MVPs. Not to mention Hall of Famers such as Michael Irvin, Tony Dorsett and 2009 inductee Bob Hayes, who started out as an Olympic gold medalist in track in 1964.
Since then a lot has changed in Big D and those glory days are long gone! The Cowboys have been on the decline for quite some time now.
It's been nearly 15 years since their last Super Bowl Championship (1995). The following season the Cowboys beat the Vikings but then lost to the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Playoffs, and little did Jerry Jones know he wouldn't have another playoff victory in the next decade and counting.
In the last 12 years Dallas has been able to only produce five postseason appearances. Along with that they had only three 10-win seasons, five losing seasons and most of all, no playoff wins...you've got to be kidding.
Before the Cowboys aquired Terrell Owens, aka T.O. or Team Obliterator (as nicknamed by Skip Bayless), they were still a team with no legitimacy. Signing Owens was just a desperate move by a desperate team. Jerry Jones is getting exactly what he's paying for and nothing more.
These days the Dallas Cowboys are a complete disaster. It might be Jerry Jones, the owner/vice president/GM/head Coach/play-caller. I haven't the slightest clue of what's happening to "America's Team."
The circus continues! You have an offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett who believes he should be the head coach. Then you have a head coach in Wade Philips who is more afraid of his players than they are of him. On top of it all, you have a quarterback, Tony Romo, who can only get it done in September.
In my opinion, Romo was never the savior that Dallas was looking for. He was undrafted in 2003. He came out of Eastern Illinois, a I-AA school (hint hint...Joe Flacco). I think he went undrafted for a reason...he's not that good.
Now you can throw his stats out there, but what QB wouldn't have good numbers with T.O. and Jason Witten along with Jason Garrett?
This season I see Dallas going 9-7. I may be pushing it to say 10-6. Either way, they will probably finish third in the NFC East behind Philly and the Giants. With the patience of Jerry Jones and a starving fan-base, that record will likely get somebody fired before January.
I'm interested to see how long it takes Dallas to get another postseason win. Next year maybe...or we may have to wait another five years.
All I'm saying is that some things aren't meant to happen.