My Favorite 90’s Cowboys Game

It’s playoff week here in Dallas and on Sunday the Dallas Cowboys will host the San Francisco 49’ers.

For fun, I’m going to share a few memories of Cowboys/49’ers games. 

On January 15, 1995 the Dallas Cowboys went to Candlestick Park to pay the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.  Dallas had a tough year, with Jerry and Jimmy parting ways, Barry Switzer had been hired to coach the two time Superbowl Champs.  The ‘boys were going for a 3rd Superbowl appearance. 

The field was a mess and due to mistakes by the triplets (Troy, Emmitt and Michael) the Cowboys were down 21 points in the first quarter.  Chris was going to be 4 years old in February that year so he was very young.  After the Cowboys were down by 3 touchdowns, he started crying.  In his young life, he had only seen the Cowboys paying great.  Linda looked at me and said (with a lot of anger) “This your fault!”  I hugged my young son and explained to him that it was going to be OK.  I shared him the 1 – 15 season that Jimmy Johnson had his first year of coaching.  That we still had a chance to win but even if we didn’t it was OK because the Cowboys were our team.   Little did we know that over 20 years later, that young boy would become a young man that still emotionally lives and dies each Sunday with the Cowboys.   It’s all great when they win, all is horrible when they lose.  

On a side note, I always say that my favorite game of the 90’s Cowboys was that game.  Troy Aikman says the same thing.  To watch that team get behind by 3 touchdowns and to continue to try and fight back was inspiring and Deon did interfere with Michael on that 4th quarter play.  I also blame the Double star jerseys

Sunday the rivalry returns.  Dallas – San Francisco, it should be special.

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