Why I Hate the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are the epitome of evil. Just saying the name out loud brings a nasty taste to my mouth. It's an odd feeling, to tell you the truth, but it's very real.

Look at them parading around that Dallas blue star on those dull gray helmets. It's sickening. The symbol alone makes me want to punch a Cowboy fan right in the face. I don't want any questions asked or any rational reasons to do so. I just want to flat out smack a Dallas fan right in the kisser.

Honestly, I'm an easy going guy. I can pretty much get along with anybody and anything. Most people would say I don't have a violent streak in me. So when I say I hate something I mean it. And if you haven't guessed by now, I absolutely loath the Dallas Cowboys.

Hate Dallas Cowboys

As I look back and study my overall history of hating the Dallas Cowboys I see one common thread. I'm a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Now, I realize Eagles fans have a reputation for being obnoxious, rude, and horrible to NFL players including their own. And yes, I am also very aware that Philly fans throw snow balls at players, other fans, and even santa claus. Personally, I am not of that variety and I hate when I see an Eagles fan act in such a manner; however, I am also a very loyal fan to the Philadelphia Eagles team. And, one thing is for certain, the Eagles/Cowboy rivalry is very alive and real.

In fact, I root for two things every nfl Sunday. First, I root for my team, the Eagles. And second, I root for any team playing against the Cowboys. It's a motto in my family and I stick to it religiously, no mater the circumstance.

However, this does not begin to explain why I hate the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys Superbowls

For many football fans much of our roots begin in the adolescent years. For me it was no different. I started following and understanding the NFL in the mid 1990s.

I remember my first NFL experience, when I went to Veterans Stadium and saw the Philadelphia Eagles play in 1992. It seems so long ago, but I still remember my distaste for the Cowboys even then. Much of this was implanted by my father, so maybe I can blame him!

However, I didn't really hate the Cowgirls until they started winning Superbowls. I recall Dallas' first Super Bowl run in 1993 when they demolished the Eagles in the divisional playoff game. Yeah, I still remember all right.

And then throughout the mid 1990s, when the Cowboys were winning superbowls, one after another, my hatred brewed deeper and deeper. It's not that they won (although I really hated that too), it was how they won. There are two particular NFL Dallas players that I would like to point out, Michael Irvin and Emmit Smith.

Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin...Troy Aikman's number one target. God, I hate that guy. He was an Eagle killer. He towered over Philadelphia cornerbacks and caught everything thrown to him. But this isn't the reason I hate Irvin.

So, why do I hate Michael Irvin? He was a crybaby. If he didn't catch the football, he sat there and whined to the refs...every...single...time. And if that wasn't enough, the refs actually awarded him, and they threw the pass interference flag...every...single...time. Heaven for bid if it was really good coverage or Aikman (the almighty) threw a bad pass. It was every time and it was ridiculous. Shut up and play the damn game you cocaine addict chump!

Look at that gapping hole Emmitt Smith has...
Look at that gapping hole Emmitt Smith has...

Emmitt Smith

Emmit Smith is quite possibly the most overrated NFL player of all time. Don't get me wrong, I think he is a classy guy and a great representation of the national football league. However, I think he was an average back with an amazing line.

(For those rare Cowboy fans that may be reading this article) I'm not spitting all this out because of my overall hatred. This is how I honestly feel. I know a lot about football, and I've seen talent come and go. I love the game and I have a pretty good eye for what is great and what is not.

Emmitt Smith, congratulations to your success in the NFL and to your all-time rushing record, but I still stick to what I know. Emmitt possessed average running back speed and strength, and he capitalized in a great system...plain and simple. That hall of fame offensive line gave Smith five yards every carry. All Smith had to do was head for a hole, any hole. Sorry, it's my belief...take it or leave it.

Dallas Cowboy Fans

The one thing I probably hate the most about the Dallas Cowboys are their fans. Everyone complains about Philly fans? We don't have anything compared to these arrogant pricks. It's like talking to a pile of waste because they never hear anything you (any non-Cowboy fan) have to say. Everything always relates back to 'them' and how great their team is, or rather, how great their team WAS back in 1996. Yes, Cowboy fans, it's been 14 years since that great Super Bowl team.

It's hard to explain, but I can spot a Cowgirl fan from miles away. They all have a certain characteristic to them. Smug, maybe? I'm not sure. But it seems like their outlook on the NFL is somewhat skewed. I think it goes back to being a Texan, period. They think they are the best at everything. The best state, the best football teams on every level, the best people, the best women...give me a break!

And what's with the label: America's Team? If that isn't the very definition of arrogance then what is?

I will give Dallas fans this...they are always optimistic. Although they haven't had any real success for over a decade, Dallas fans always seem to think they are in the Super Bowl hunt. It's crazy and somewhat hilarious. You know what, I actually love hating them. There's nothing like having an arch rival to look out for week in, week out. So, I thank you, Dallas Cowboys fans!

Go Eagles!!

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Okay, okay, calm down, it's JUST A GAME!!! (LOL)


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

haha...What can I say...I'm passionate about the game! :)


Rtik 6 years ago

I'm with you buddy. I'm so sick of meeting cowboy's fans who have never even been to Texas. Losers, all of them!


Erik 6 years ago

That was supposed to say Erik not Rtik. :)


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

Thanks for stopping by Erik!! Yeah, I'm not sure how the Cowboys get the 'bandwagon' fans...I mean, don't you have to win in order to 'jump' on the bandwagon?


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Cowgirls. . cowpokes. . americas team ! Loved the read, excellent take on the Cowboys and the dallas fans . .. sorry about your Eagles. How about a little New York Jet football, or maybe it is time for the NY Giants.

:)


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humagaia 6 years ago from United Kingdom

I feel the same about Arsenal!


buzzraid 6 years ago from Worldwide

Never been a Cowboys fan myself and now with Romo I have been even less of one.


wemerson1101 6 years ago

As a Skins fan, I really really hate the Cowboys.


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rjdoug5y 6 years ago from New Jersey

Im an avid cowboys fan. I live 5 minutes away from the meadowlands and HAVE flown to dallas to watch them play. if emmitt smith was so mediocre then why in 1992 did the cowboys have essentially no run attack and go 0-2 while he was holding out? Then when he came back not only did they win the superboel but he lead the nfl in rushing...


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

rjdoug5y ~ Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always welcome...BUT you gotta be kidding me.

You're going to base Smith's 'greatness' by what Derrick Lassic (Dallas' backup running back) did in the first two weeks of the '93 season? Wow, just WOW!

But since you bring it up, let's compare, shall we? In Lassic's first three games (I'm including the 3rd game because Smith and Lassic overlapped) he had a total of 187 yards rushing on 48 carries and 3 TDs...making it an average of 3.8 yards per carry.

In Smith's first 3 games he had 232 rushing yards on 42 carries and 2 TDs. Granted, Smith had a far better average (5.5 to be exact); however, I wouldn't say that Lassic was ineffective. He had a 5.0 average in Week 1 verses the rival Redskins (the game was @Washington, I might add). He also had a total of 3TDs, 1 more than Emmitt. And okay, the Buffalo Bills pretty much shut Lassic down in Week 2, essentially lowering his overall average. But the Bills had a great team. At the time they had just went to back-to-back superbowls, remember?

So, I really don't see your argument here. Are you saying that Emmitt Smith was better than Derrick Lassic? That's your benchmark for greatness and the all time rushing leader? Come on, Cowboy fan, you gotta give me something else here. Pretty much any other argument would be better...seriously.


Egals suck 5 years ago

You claim to have a pretty good eye for what is great and what is not but your an egales fan. They have always sucked, they have never and will never win a super bowl. All egales fans should stick to what they are good at, crying when the cowboys beat them and sticking gerbils up their ass.


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drej2522 5 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

First off, great reply...(applause). I can only assume you're a cowboys fan based on that astounding piece of literature you left. You guys always take the highroad, don't you?

Secondly, I never said the Eagles were any good. In fact, I'll be first to agree with you that they suck and always choke when the game is on the line. It doesn't mean I can't like them...and it doesn't mean I have poor eye for what is great.

So, thanks, Cowboy fan (or Egals suck username)...all you did was help prove my point.


a normal human 4 years ago

get a life, this was the most pathetic waste of time trying to understand your hatred for a game..... seriously?


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drej2522 4 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

a normal human ~ "trying to understand"? I think the title alone is pretty much self-explanatory.

I didn't ask you to read it, but hey, thanks...Happy New Year!


haha 4 years ago

why you so mad though? Obviously jealous of our publicity and popularity. Can't wait to think of your reaction when we win our next bowl.


andrew 4 years ago

I am a redskin fan and I think what you have written spitting image of my life. Thanks great article


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drej2522 4 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

Heh, I can feel the hate for cowboys right through the page...thanks for stopping by Andrew!!


RYAn The great 4 years ago

Cowboy fan is here so everyone sit down and listen... "Just kidding" But I do love my cowboys "the franchise not just the players" The eagles fans are supposed to hate us... Same division duh... I hate you’ll to even with Vick the great... The reason they like cowboy fans because they don’t have any super bowl titles... Even when they went what happened.. They lost… Everyone in the divisor has a ring except.. THE EAGLES" so keep on with hate “WE LOVE IT"


Hxprof 2 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Drej, I too consider the Cowboys my 'NFL enemy'. I share your enthusiasm for the Cowboys' weekly opponents. Three things bring me joy during the NFL season: The Cowboys lose, the Bucs win, the Bills win (ok, so I'm not getting too much joy lately from the last two).

As I see it, you wrote this piece in fun, and aren't the "hater" others have made you out to be....or maybe I'm wrong?!


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drej2522 2 years ago from Augusta, GA Author

@Hxprof - Well, it was in good fun, but I also dislike them...a lot. Clearly. Ha, thanks for stopping by.


brian 2 years ago

Might have been 14 years since, but let me ask when was the eagles last Super Bowl win huh ? Exactly


Dylan 10 months ago

Snowballs ? I see more size D radio battery's and bolts being thrown.


Asemaster73 9 months ago

Emmitt Smith overrated!? I'm not even a cowboys fan and can say that is a bunch of bull. The he had that was so great was only together for maybe 4 years and was depleted when free agency came around in the 90s. He had average speed but was still fast he had great acceleration. His vision was one of the best a back could have. He had great ability of breaking tackles and making other players miss. He could catch out of the backfield and he had the great ability to block and pick up blitzes. Sure he had a great offense line but there was alot plays he made himself. He made that line look better than it was at times. Give the man the respect he is due

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