...way back when. 1986. The Cowboys were rolling that year. The full house backfield. Tom Landry. Texas Stadium in its glory. Danny White was white hot. He fades back looking for a receiver, Osi Um...oh, sorry, I mean Carl Banks comes barreling around left end, Romo's - uh, um - I mean Danny's blind side. Banks hits White hard. White goes down hard and doesn't get up. It is revealed later that Romo - dag! - I mean White suffered a broken collorbone. I mean wrist!!
You see where I am going with this? You don't? Well...
This Sundays Superbowl was a real downer. Watching a Giants team squeak by again on theatrics and late game craziness to steal ANOTHER one. (how many of these have they won in this manner??? 3?). THAT was definitely no 52-17! puhlease... Watching a Giants team that you just know down deep in your soul is not THAT much better than the Cowboys. But, here they were nonetheless, getting the bounces.
Well, this is pretty much how it was back in the late 80's. The Cowboys had been a proud franchise on the downswing. The Giants were the king of the hill. If it weren't for the 5 Superbowls we had played in already, it would have been REALLY hard to take. We've been here before. And we know how it turned out a few years later.
The Giants grabbed their 4th Superbowl. They played in their 5th. By my math, that still keeps 'em a pretty good distance behind the 'boys in SB's played and two away from pulling ahead. - Have you checked to see how hard it is to even win one of these things? Dallas is coming. The East is looking like the Beast again. You can feel it. Something is in the air at Cowboys ranch and it isn't bbq. Jerry is ready to spend, just like when he last had a genius at the coaching position. Remember him? Jimmy? Ah, yes. Jerry is staying out of the way in the draft room (or so it seemed last year) just like he did in the days of the great hairspray'd one. Why? Because in order to get Garrett he had to give something up..... a little bit of control. Jason Garrett reminds me a great deal of Tom Landry in his demeanor with a little dose of Jimmy Johnson in his coaching style. My feeling is that Jerry is pretty worn out from all the losing, too. He's been pretty quiet - for him - through the past year and a half. His son, Jr., has been piping up more and more and what is being said and more importantly, done, is maybe showing a ray of hope. We've had a decent run of dratfs the past couple of years. Some good hits, especially last year, the first draft for the genius.
This year was not our year. And we didn't deserve for it to be possibly. Would it have felt good to put away those Giants when we had 'em down? Of course! Did it hurt the fans to watch that pathetic game on Sunday? ouch - yes. Do you think the players may have been feeling some o' dat? I would bet so.
Dallas is coming. Their getting younger and better at some key positions. They have some experience at others and some pro bowlers thrown in for good measure. It's coming folks. It's coming.