What amuses me about all these comments (and I thank everybody for them) from my last post is how much the Redskins and Cowboys actually have in common. The Cowboys fans come on and talk about their commitment to excellence. We talk about how great Gibbs is and how we’ve gone to the playoffs recently. Blah, blah, blah.
Here’s the funny thing though. Since 2000, both teams have made the playoffs twice. In fact, both teams are exactly 58-70 in that same span. Both teams reached into the past to take a shot at a coaching legend. Both teams have been recently forced to look for the next, younger person to take the team to the next level. We both have young and erratic quarterbacks, and hard hitting defenses.
In reality, there’s little seperating these teams and organizations. Yes, the Cowboys are probably a year ahead of us on the rebuilding schedule. They are on the inside track to go to the Super Bowl this year.
But seriously. What does either organization have to crow about? Neither of us have done much recently. The Cowboys have a chance to change that this year. And I believe the Redskins, if we make the right head coach decision, are now in a place with their roster, cap situation, front office personnel, etc. to take more steps forward next year.
So, feel free to throw stones at each other. I’m all for it. I love it. But just remember, in this century we’ve had EXACTLY the same amount of success. No one has a monopoly on it.
Oh, and if you want to get really pissed, remember this: In the same time span the Giants were 68-60 with five playoffs appearences and the Eagles were 83-45 and went to the playoffs six times and went to a Super Bowl.
So keep it up, guys. Just keep some of those facts in mind, and maybe we’ll all be equally passionate, but just a tad nicer about it. Hail Skins!