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A Brief History of Cowboys Fans
Demanding Jason Garrett’s Firing

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Posted By: StormCnter, 10/16/2019 9:46:55 AM

On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys fans witnessed the latest ignominy of the Jason Garrett era. The team suffered its third consecutive loss, forcing a reckoning in its identity from “probable playoff team and Super Bowl hopeful” to “just one game better than the hapless New York Giants.” And while the previous two losses happened against good teams, Sunday’s defeat at the hands of the previously winless New York Jets means that Dallas has no excuses left. Football is a team sport, and there’s plenty of blame to go around in this loss—but if you’re looking for a key target, head coach Jason Garrett is your guy. Here’s a video of Cowboys defenders

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I don't watch or follow pro football. College football is my preferred version (Go, Froggies!). But, the males in my family are avid Cowboy fans. Maybe this piece will be of interest to some of you.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 10/16/2019 10:02:37 AM (No. 208866)
OP, I always read your posts and would have enjoyed this one as well. (Former Redskins fan) But I’ve read my quota of free articles from TM.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 10/16/2019 10:18:19 AM (No. 208880)
Flyball Dogs, when that happens to me I just delete the cookies for TM and then try again.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ByteGuru 10/16/2019 10:36:42 AM (No. 208911)
I watched part of the game ... had absolutely nothing else to do at the moment while waiting for family to arrive for dinner. JJ is right - there is plenty of blame to go around. Missed tackles, high un-catchable passes, dropped passes, predictable play selection, etc. I must assume that the players were over-confident and thinking they would roll the Jets. That is on the coaches. Someone in the Cowboy organization quipped that "nobody earned their money today". Very true. A small defense regarding this TM article. TM is extremely left politically and gleefully produced this article. Remember that to a leftist, anything that casts shade on a conservative (JJ, JG, ...) is a good thing.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 10/16/2019 10:53:14 AM (No. 208933)
While I'm not a Cowboys fan (although I live in Texas -- GO PACK GO!), I've always thought that the way the Cowboys could fix their problems is if the Owner (Jerry Jones) would have the good sense to fire his General Manager (Jerry Jones). So far, it hasn't happened.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 10/16/2019 10:58:53 AM (No. 208938)
PS .. just got my Nov issue ot Texas Monthly. Which reminds me the only reasons I get it is for the BBQ columns and the Texanist (who is more-or-less the "Miss Manners," or more correctly Mr. Manners of all things Texan). This month's issue, beyond a wonderful cover story of Texas whiskey, includes a TM/ProPublica hit piece on Brad Parscale, the internet guru who is now the chairman of the Trump re-election campaign. Let's say that Satan would get better press from TM/ProPublica than Brad did. I'm surprised they didn't have pictures of him BBQ little babies over the campfire.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq 10/16/2019 12:00:55 PM (No. 208985)
Even with Jerry Jones paying off the refs in the final few minutes (pass interference on EVERY play? C'mon...) they couldn't pull it out. Too bad, so sad.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DARling 10/16/2019 12:54:55 PM (No. 209042)
I used to live and breathe the Dallas Cowboys. Until Jerry Jones, the classless, sideline-pacing bum took over. His kneeling on the field with his team a couple of years ago sealed the deal with me. I hope they never win another playoff game.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter 10/16/2019 1:53:08 PM (No. 209105)
#1 and any others who have reached the TM limit, try this. The url will get you to the article. https://outline.com/N28gNV
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 10/16/2019 3:42:56 PM (No. 209161)
Not a fan of Jerry Jones. Miss the days when the Cowboys were a football TEAM instead of football players.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56 10/16/2019 5:26:58 PM (No. 209240)
To be fair to Jerry Jones, I remember being in Dallas the weekend that he bought the Cowboys. The Murchinson family, who owned the team from the start, sold it in the early to mid 80s after the patriarch died to a guy named Bum Bright, an Aggie who lost it all in the S&L mess of the late 80s. Jones made it clear that if he bought the team, he was bringing in his own people (Jimmy Johnson as head coach, replacing Tom Landry, who honestly needed to retire). He told Bright and his people that was part of the deal and they should reach out to Landry and let him retire on his own. But no, they didn't and let Landry find out on a golf course in Austin with Darrell Royal (the former UT coach). Some local newspaper reporter in Dallas caught a picture of Jimmy and Jerry eating at some hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant and let the story slip. That I place on Bum Bright and the Cowboys leadership at the time. If they weren't willing to let Landry go, then they shouldn't have entertained Jones' offer for the team.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 10/16/2019 5:28:06 PM (No. 209242)
Who? Wait, It's football, apparently. I don't care. Never mind.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Corndoggies 10/16/2019 7:03:05 PM (No. 209329)
My favorite nickname for Garrett is Sir Clapsalot. I watch my fair share of Boys games as my husband is an OTR driver and I give him the play by play if he’s driving. My team plays his on Dec 5. We were pretty excited at the beginning of the year. Now, not so much. We joke and say “may the worst team win”. BEAR DOWN!!!
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