There are, unfortunately, a number of different ways to contextualize how long the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl drought is. It has been long enough that we have been able to add new ones over time.
Perhaps my “favorite” is that the Baltimore Ravens, a team that has won two Super Bowls in its own right, did not even exist the last time that the Cowboys hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. This season marks 26 years since the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and when you consider that 26 years prior to that moment was 1969 then you’re on the highway to sadness.
While June is generally an optimistic time of year, the reason we are talking about this subject is because it was brought up by someone currently in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. The third-year professional was recently asked if he rooted for America’s Team growing up (he is from nearby Allen) to which he could have politely said no, but instead offered up this.
“Growing up in Texas you gotta be a Cowboys fan..”— Tyler Steege (@TSteegeNFL) June 11, 2021
Kyler Murray: “they were always ass.”
Twitter was full of plenty of people both arguing for Murray’s case and against it (that’s how Twitter usually rolls) and while he certainly could have made his point in a more respectful way many questioned how wrong Murray was in saying the Cowboys weren’t very good while he (someone who is only 23 years old) was growing up.
While Murray did not have to do anything heroic himself when his Arizona Cardinals played against the Cowboys this past season (Dallas was demolished in just about every way) he wasn’t necessarily talking about the team in the here and now. Again, he is only 23 years old and the franchise has three playoff victories in his lifetime.
We discussed Kyler Murray’s comments on the latest episode of Jersey Boyz on the Blogging The Boys podcast network. Make sure to subscribe to our network on Apple devices or on Spotify as we have a new show that comes out every single day.
It obviously hurts to acknowledge just how massively the Cowboys have failed for almost three decades if you define failure as not winning a Super Bowl, but the facts are what they are. Murray has a point to a degree, however bluntly he may have made it.
Again, the conversation here doesn’t center around whether or not Murray is better than the Cowboys, or whether or not the Cardinals are a more successful franchise. We hear annually about how players always want to play for this team, but a lot of times that is due to the spotlight that is provided to them. It seems clear that there is at least some sense among active players that the Cowboys aren’t a successful franchise.