Who needs enemies when you have friends like the Cowboys offensive line?
If there was ever a microcosm for the Dallas Cowboys doo doo season it came with 6:22 left in the third quarter of a humiliating 25-3 loss to the Football Team on Sunday.
After Andy Dalton nearly got decapitated by Washington’s Jon Bostic on a hit that would cause Ron Artest and Jermaine O’Neal to roundhouse a fan, the entire Cowboys offensive line stood around a Dalton’s concussed body like Sandra Bullock in Bird Box.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Troy Aikman chose to defend the Cowboys offensive lineman for some odd reason that may or may not have something to do with him smoking the devil’s lettuce in the booth.
Richard Sherman went a different route, claiming something is seriously “broken” in Dallas, and essentially called the entire organization cowards this week on The Cris Collinsworth Podcast.
“If you’re in Tampa and somebody hits Tom Brady like that, I don’t think that guy makes it off the field. If you’re in Seattle and that happens to Russell Wilson, I don’t think that guy makes it off the field. If you’re in New Orleans and it happens to Drew, that guy doesn’t make it off the field.”
“That’s how football goes. You hit the quarterback, you cheap shot him, the team defends him. That’s what you do. I think there’s something to be said about the leadership of Mike McCarthy and the way his team is responding to adversity. It’s a disaster everywhere.”
Watching the Cowboys stand around while their supposed leader was in dire need was personal to me.
In 2009, for a Game Theory group project in college about The Bystander Effect, I hadn’t participated in the writing of the 10-page paper so I volunteered to help out in a different way. I learned soon thereafter that many of my classmates were cowards as well.