The Dallas Cowboys thought that since they had won their first game against the Defending Champions that either everyone that they play will bow down to them or that they had nothing to play for since the Lombardi had already been given to them. But the Lombardi is not given out in September. They hadn’t won anything but one game. In fact they might have even lost something. That edge that we have seen in the OTA’s, mini-camps, and Training camp. The fight that Defensive Backs coach Jerome Henderson was referring to in the off-season when he made the comment that they would “fight…scratch…claw, no matter the situation.” Head Coach Jason Garrett speaks a great amount regarding being great today and working hard week to week, not looking ahead or backward. But in all of one week, this team looked content. Seemingly not phased in the slightest that Seattle had just punched them in the mouth so hard that they immediately had to stand up. And no sooner than that, the Seahawks went down stairs and hit them with a drop kick. The Cowboys never recovered.
It is time to start practicing what you preach. How can you preach to everyone about being the Right Kind of Guy if you are not going to become the Right Kind of Team? The Right Kind of Team does not get handled by the Seahawks, instead they come in and handle business.
Fans should and will (eventually) get over a loss, but not one without effort. Where is the fire? Where is the hunger? Certainly their desire for the entire 2012 season has not been fed. They have to still possess a longing and want for each game to go their way and somehow go out and make it happen. The will to win must be present. “Construct your determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and Concentrated Energy. Opportunities never come to those who wait… they are captured by those who dare to attack.”- Paul J. Meyer
They say it is not what you do but rather how you do it. While it is not good to be arrogant in excess, one should take pride in everything that he does. Be passionate about it for there is greatness in us all. Few have the power to dig deep down and pull it out. Once you have harnessed that greatness, anything is possible. Being great everyday takes discipline, focus and accountability. You need to have an understanding of what it means to be great and why doing so will benefit you. The season is far from over. The Cowboys can still go on to accomplish great things. They need to vow to play the rest of the season with a purpose. “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” -Og Mandino