The Morning After: Dallas Cowboy Fans Still Crying Over Blowout

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IJanuary 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 11:  A fan of the Dallas Cowboys shows his support during the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadiumin on October 11, 2009 Kansas City, Missouri. The Cowboys defeated the Chiefs 26-20 in overtime. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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It’s Monday morning, the morning after the Dallas Cowboys got handed an embarassing 34-3 loss by the Minnesota Vikings.

But it’s not the loss the Cowboy fans are complaining about, a loss they can handle, but the tears have been falling since last night about getting the score run up on them.

On fourth-and-three, with just over two minutes to go and the Vikings already leading 27-3, Brett Favre connected with Visanthe Shiancoe for an 11-yard touchdown to extend the lead to the final tally.

After the touchdown pass, Dallas Cowboy linebacker Keith Brooking took exception to what he perceived as running up the score and went over to the Vikings’ sideline and screamed at Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress.

Now that we have the facts out of the way, let’s get to the meat of the problem: The Cowboys quit. In the first quarter, the Cowboys had the ball on a fourth-and-one on the Vikings’ 30-yard line. The game was still scoreless and instead of the Cowboys going for it and getting some momentum, head coach Wade Philips decided to send out kicker Shaun Suisham who made like former kicker Nick Folk and missed a 48-yard field goal.

Suisham pulled another Nick Folk from 49-yards in the third quarter.

Not only did the Cowboys miss out on six points on missed field goals, but because Wade Philips played scared, so did the rest of the team. They have no one else but themselves to blame.

But, because fans want to make themselves feel better about getting bent over, blame has to go somewhere. Instead of blaming Romo for turning the ball over three times or Suisham for missing two of his three field goal tries, the fans are going through several boxes of kleenex because Vikings added insult to injury.

Here’s where this gets turned around on the Cowboy fans. Had you done the same thing to the Eagles last weekend and scored a few more times to rub their face in it, you wouldn’t be appologize for a thing. You’d be telling the Eagle fans to shove it or stop the Cowboys if you don’t want the score run up on them.

God forbid you run the score up on America’s Team. Though I’m not sure they deserve that title anymore with just one playoff win in 14 years. Don’t you have to win on a consistent basis to deserve that kind of title?

Dallas, you lost, deal with it. Keith Brooking, you embarassed yourself on national television because you and the defensive unit couldn’t stop anyone if you tried. Oh, and apparently the offensive line was pissed at Tony Romo for some reason because they weren’t blocking anyone all game long.

If you want blame Cowboy fans, stop crying about getting worked over and yell at your own team. They’re the ones that were embarassing.