First of all this is just one man's opinion...you know...thoughts running through my mind. As the owner of the Dallas Cowboys...Jerry Jones the owner wanted to make the superbowl badly. As Jerry Jones the business man...Jerry Jones the business man did not truely want to make it to the superbowl. Now before you start throwing tomatos, and all sort of other things at me, just follow my logic. How much money did the Dallas and surrounding metro area's hotels, restaurants, and other sorted businesses do with two outside teams making it to the superbowl versus the home team making the superbowl. Yes you would still have a whole lot of people booking hotel rooms, eating out at the restaurants, and going to the other entertainment venues if the Cowboys had made the superbowl, but I am sure those numbers have doubled given that there are two outside teams playing. I know every hotel owner, and restaurant owner was sad to see the Cowboys didn't even make the playoffs, but they were jumping for joy knowing...okay we got tourists and big money fans who need somewhere to play, somewhere to eat, and especially somewhere to sleep. Now I don't live in Texas (Unfortunately I am stuck in Jersey with Giants and Jets fans...and we will see how 2014 works out in this area), but if I did, why would I need to spend $200 to $300 a night on a hotel room, $50 to $100 a night on food unless I am eating McDonalds or someother similar type of establishment every night, and why would I go out to the same old entertainment venues and deal with the extra crowds when I can do everything from the comfort of home.
Now these thoughts hadn't just jumped into my mind, but I have been thinking about this since about the half way mark of the season when the season already looked lost, and Jerry took soo long to get rid of Coach Cupcake to send a message, and why if this is THE year you have true superbowl aspirations, why do you get rid of the best proven left tackle you have in Flozell Adams, your defensive secondary quarterback in Ken Hamlin, and a receiver in Patrick Crayton. Now I know each of these players had their weaknesses, but with the exception of Patrick Crayton at wide receiver, they were better than who took their places. Flozell Adams was the bully and spark of the offensive line, Ken Hamlin was the QB of the secondary and he made sure at least pre-snap the secondary was in position, and given Patrick Crayton's mouth he would have been better than what we had when all the injuries began to hit our wide receivers.
Jerry was a gambler playing poker this year. He was playing with a loaded hand and he decided to discard just enough good cards to throw in a loosing hand. He kept his poker face on the whole season, but I wonder what was he really thinking...I can get money with my team making the superbowl, but we all (the metro area) can make money with two other teams...
Let me know what you think...good...bad...agree...disagree...or what ever.