Okay! I was excited to see the Cowboys beat down the Giants on Sunday, especially considering the way the Giants came here to DFW and manhandled the Cowboys only a few short weeks back. But let’s slow up on celebrating too much Cowboys fans and haters!
Need I remind you that the Cowboys are 5 time Super Bowl champions, have 8 appearances in the Super Bowl, and in an article from Forbes Magazine, dated September 2, 2009, were listed as the highest valued sports franchise in the history of the United States, and second in the world (behind the United Kingdom’s Manchester United), with an estimated value of approximately $1.65 billion. Please excuse me if the bar is a little higher than one road win over the N.Y. Giants and going to 2-7 for the season.
I need to see CONSISTENCY from this team on a daily basis that leads to consistently winning on the field. From all appearances, Garrett has done that for week one of his tenure as “interim” head coach. So, why did the players respond so quickly? Threats from Jones? Garrett undermining Wade all along and now doing some real coaching? I won’t lie, I was thinking about those things while watching my Boys (I am a season ticket holder. So I can say MY!) run over the Giants. But those conspiracy theories are crazy. We all forgot the axiom that “teams take on the identity of their head coach”.
No matter what other coaches, GM, or owner is around them that we perceive is influencing the players more, the head coach is the person paid to hold them accountable to their performance on the field and is ultimately responsible. It’s apparent now that the team truly had taken on Wade’s persona and in only one week has started to take on the persona of the new guy. That’s why blame being placed on anyone else, including Jerry, is completely absurd!
So, how many wins will it take for Garrett to get the interim tag removed from his title? I say he needs to go at least 5-3 and the team shows steady progress. This was a team many of the “experts” had going to the Super Bowl here in DFW for the 2010-11 season, right? So, one win isn’t enough….
About the Author
Written by Alexei Wall
I provide sports/life perspectives to sports fans that are better and unlike any others you will hear or read. I am a "crazy stupid" sports fan, season ticket holder for the Cowboys, fan of my other local teams, Mavs and Rangers, and will even "chop it up" with you about life, religion, and politics. I also co-host a weekly internet sports talk show called "The X Factor" (well before Simon Cowell thought of the name) on LIVE365.com, which started while I was attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Irving, TX years ago. The wife, daughter, grown son, and other family keep me busy when I am not watching or playing sports. So, I value my time and want to share the truth with you about what we love, SPORTS, since most out there are so willing to try and mislead you. Well, not me!