Ever since the 2008 season ended in the 44-6 debacle against the Eagles the media onslaught against the Dallas Cowboys has been relentless. "Fans" are jumping off of the bandwagon in droves. ESPN discussed the Cowboys nearly as much as the Cardinals and the Steelers in the 2 weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. The local Dallas media continues to feed the frenzy of the angry fans nearly every day.
I was really growing tired of the negativity for a while but a thought hit me today that changed my tune on the topic. Maybe this is exactly what this team needs. All offseason last year we heard about how great this team was and how they were going to win the Super Bowl. Now the so-called experts of the media are predicting the downfall of the team. I can only hope that the players are listening to all of this and filing it away in their memories to serve as motivation during their offseason preparation and next year's regular season.
How many ways can Tony Romo be slammed? He is supposedly a chronic loser, he has gone Hollywood, he is a choker, he isn't a leader, and on and on and on. I know if I were in Tony Romo's shoes I would do everything in my power to prove everyone wrong next year. It was easy when everyone wanted to tell him how good he was. Now the doubters are multiplying by the day. He can either step up and show that he is what I hope he is or he can make fools of those of us who still believe he can lead us to the promised land. Show us what you are made of, Tony!
Wade Phillips is under fire for letting the inmates run wild. Whether it is his own doing or whether Jerry Jones has undercut his authority it is time for Wade to step up and be the coach of this team. Demand more from your players. Don't accept the excuses and don't make excuses when players screw up. Wade, show us you can be the coach this team needs!
Jerry Jones is being attacked in every way imaginable. He is supposedly the primary reason that this team has underachieved. There are even "fans" out there starting anti-Jerry web sites. It is time to let Wade coach this team. It is time to listen to the people around you who you pay to advise you. You've assembled a team of incredible talent. Now get out of the way. Jerry, show us you can still do what it takes to restore the team to its rightful place as America's Team!
The entire roster is under attack for a lack of leadership, a lack of discipline, and basically for not being a team. It is time for the leaders to step up. Stop running your mouths to the media. Please! I am begging you. Take all of the negativity and turn it into the battle cry for next year. Prove the doubters wrong. There are a lot of them these days. Show us that all of the talent on this roster can actually come together for a singular cause. Show us you are the team that all of your fans know you can be!