The weeks following Dallas Cowboys losses can often feel longer than the ones after wins. Sad feelings tend to perpetuate longer than uplifting ones in a lot of ways.
Unfortunately, the Cowboys have played three games this season and we have experienced the bitterness of defeat twice as often as we have the euphoria of victory. There is no question that the Cowboys are doing what they can to compete on offense, but people are disappointed with the results from the defensive side of the ball.
Time will tell as to whether the Cowboys just ran into three solid quarterbacks to begin the season or if this is just truly who they are. Excuses are wearing thin and Cowboys fans will continue to hold the team to a high standard.
Cowboys fans are at their lowest point of confidence in the team so far
We track the confidence level of Cowboys fans all the time using SB Nation’s Reacts tool (you can sign up to be among those polled right here). This is what it sounds like, a weekly check-in to see how confident people are feeling in America’s Team as a whole.
As you can imagine this is a bit of a fickle exercise as all fans generally are pushed in opposite directions after wins or losses. When the 2019 season ended, Cowboys fans were at a 38% level of confidence in the team but that obviously rose up after the drafting of CeeDee Lamb and a few moves in free agency.
Things landed at 64% after the team’s Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and stayed at that mark following the Week 2 win against the Atlanta Falcons. The team’s lone win on the year certainly counts as much as any victory would, but considering it required the opposing team to utterly collapse it’s hard to buy in to the fact that the Cowboys would have been able to win if not for help coming from the other side.
As things stand in Week 4 the Cowboys are 1-2 and confidence levels are at 41%. If the team were to have a convincing win against the Cleveland Browns and be at .500 through the first quarter of the season it’s possible that this could rise, but people are tired of hollow victories.
We are ready to see the team we all thought 2020 would bring. It’s been long enough.