It’s never a sunny day in this household when the Dallas Cowboys go down to defeat. The St. Lous Rams just cleaned the ‘Boys’ clocks, 34-14.
Something happened in the Cowboys last drive, however, when the second-stringers took over for the much ballyhooed stars. Tight End Martellus Bennett caught a long pass from Quarterback Brad Johson and, when the defenders failed to stop him, rolled into the end zone for the team’s second touchdown of the game.
Bench the big-money first-stringers next Sunday against Tampa Bay. Turn the field over to the players with hustle and heart.
Maybe there’s such a thing as too much money in football. Maybe what’s wrong is some of the first-stringers are just a little too content with their fat paychecks and star billing. Not all of them, of course, but there were too many brain farts today on all sides: offense, defense, and special teams.
Something happened between week three and week four. The team that started the season with such passion and intensity fell flatter than cardboard. And if they don’t figure out how to get back that loving-the-game feelin’, owner Jerry Jones will move his franchise to the new, megabuck megastadium on a losing record.
If it didn’t make someone I love so unhappy to watch the Cowboys play poorly, I’d just smile and write it off to the bad karma engendered when taxpayer dollars are diverted to make rich men even richer.