Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones Is Worried That Older Fans Will Disassociate Unless The Team Starts Winning
PFT- Via Jon Machete of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones recently was asked at a press conference whether he’s worried about the fact that a generation of kids don’t know the Cowboys as a championship team.
“Of course,” Jones said. “I mean, I’m worried every day that we don’t get a championship. You worry about that all the time. That’s why we’re very aggressive in trying to get there. It’s just not acceptable in our minds that we haven’t been able to win a championship in so long. I do worry about that. I worry about that all the time.”
“I worry about that with older fans, that they finally say, ‘We’re done,'” Jones said. “That’s why we try to do everything we can to show respect to our fans, to do things that I think are good things that our fans think are good things for our team. But at the end of the day, as I said, it’s all about the game and it’s all about winning a championship, and we got to get that done.”
All I took away from these comments is that Stephen Jones is nothing if not self aware. This was basically just the nice way of saying that the Dallas Cowboys are a team whose fanbase has been built on the disloyal backs of bandwagon jumping, front running parasites that are quick to jump to a new host once they have sucked their current one dry of all it’s success. He might be indirectly insulting the people that fill his obnoxiously large stadium, but don’t say he doesn’t understand how their greedy, selfish brains work. It’s not like the Cowboys are the Yankees and have 27 Championships that will be able to use to defend their team’s current failures until the end of the time. There is a statute of limitations on a couple Super Bowls won in the 90’s, and - dare I say it - it’s about one or two seasons of futility away from being up.
Don’t get me wrong, Cowboys fans would rather not look for a younger, more promising team to latch themselves onto. I am just saying that it crosses their minds more and more each each passing season. Every Romo injury. Every stupid Jerry Jones signing. Every heartbreaking playoff loss. All pushing them to the brink of abandoning ship and swimming to whatever yacht happens to be passing by. The poop deck is getting full, and the people that grew up with absolutely no connection whatsoever to Dallas might be just about ready to cut the cord with their professional football team. Who - other than anyone that's ever debated with an out-of-state Cowboys fan - would have thought that it could potentially come to this?