As a direct result, the Cowboys didn’t have a winning record since 2009, and didn’t have a playoff win since 1996. Their GM just kept making one bad decision after another. Give the mid-30s quarterback, who needed two back surgeries, a six year, 108 millyun dollar extension? After all the other bad decisions, sure, why not! And while we’re at it, let’s tell the world that the Cowboys “want to kick [ass] with glitz and glamour!”
But the Cowboys’ defense was expected to be putrid again, leading a blogger on their own website to predict a 6-10 season. As the season began, the offense decided “putrid” would work for them as well. Going 6-10 looked like a long shot.
Then a light went on in somebody’s head. How did the Seahawks, a team devoid of receivers like Witten or Bryant, get to, and win, the Super Bowl?
As a result, DeMarco Murray came dangerously close to breaking the 2K rushing barrier, scoring 13 TDs and breaking all sorts of records along the way. And stunningly, the Cowboys made the post-season and finally win a playoff game!
A strong reliance on the running game is not exactly a “glitz and glamour” style of play, amirite?
So Jerry’s kid, Stephen, points out a week ago that the Cowboys are approaching the free agency period “looking for value, not splash”. Why are they doing the opposite of “glitz and glamour” you ask? Because they tagged a “glitz and glamour” guy for 12.8 million.
And the value they felt for splash-less DeMarco Murray? A putrid $5 million a year.
And now the Cowboys need to really work on their defense this off season in order to stop DeMarco Murray from running all over them twice a year.
Well played, Jerry. Well played.