[Ed. Note]: We continually try to keep our BTB roster at the top of the game, and that means occasionally adding new talent. Today we welcome a new writer to the front-page, Justin Morris. Justin has done a lot of basketball writing on the internet, but he is a die-hard Cowboys fan. We’re excited to have him on our team so please give him a warm BTB welcome. [End Note]
My name is Justin. Justin Morris. And I’m a Cowboys fan. A Cowboys fan who’s more than excited to be writing abut my favorite football team for one of cornerstone pillars of the esteemed Cowboys nation: Blogging The Boys.
Wait - hold on. I don’t think that’s an ample way to describe my level of elation to be here. They do things big in Texas, right? So it’s only fitting that my introduction comes with enough cosmic boom to shake AT&T stadium itself.
I swear the universe birthed me a Cowboys fan. The stars aligned, the tide was right, and moon shone with just enough flicker on the day I arrived to Planet Earth to make myself and this Dallas football team a match made in heaven.
I came out of the womb cheering for the ‘Boys, and to say I’m a lifelong supporter is probably an understatement. This is a connection that runs deeper than time.
Aside from the e-Harmony-esque pairing that deemed myself and Dallas a 100% match for love, I’ve got plenty of other substantial reasons for my avid fandom. Cowboys allegiance runs in my bloodline. I’ve got uncles, aunts, and cousins who’ve been behind the squad for as long as I can remember. Not to mention my own dad was a real-life cowboy (no really, like really really.) He began his pro athletic career not on the football field, but in trenches vastly different than the ones we fans have grown accustomed to on the gridiron - as a bull rider.
Nonetheless, I’ve always held a gut feeling that I would’ve followed the silver and blue regardless of family affiliation. I loved watching old highlights of Roger Staubach (my favorite number is 12), Bob Lilly, Too Tall Jones and the “Manster” Randy White. I can easily conjure up visions of the lethal three-headed monster that was Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. And Tony Romo is easily one of my favorite all-time quarterbacks.
At BTB, I plan to give you guys exactly what you want: all things Dallas football, all the time. I’m a massive stat-head, analytics junkie and film room machine, so if you like those things, you’ll like what I have to say here. I’m impartial to offense and defense, so I will definitely split time writing on both, and of course give the special teams some deserved love. I believe that most things in life go beyond the surface, so it’s my goal to dig deep into the reasons why the Cowboys are doing the things that they do.
I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy putting it together, cause trust me, I’ll be having a blast. Looking forward to getting started, and as always - GO BOYS!