Friday, November 12, 2010

It's OK, Cowboys. I'm still rooting for you...


            “Mr. Jones? Wow, I didn’t realize you would actually answer your own phone. I mean, you own the Dallas Cowboys.”

            There was a big sigh. “Yes, I do.”

            “It’s been a rough year for you and the team.”

            “You could say that.”

            “Those of us who have been fans since the glory days of Troy Aikman feel your pain.”

            “That’s nice to know. I would have thought you’d have switched your allegiance to another team by now. The Colts or the Giants, maybe. Those Manning boys aren’t bad.” Jerry Jones sounded wistful.

            “It’s just not the same, sir. The Dallas Cowboys are America’s team, and your fans are 100% loyal. We may be too embarrassed right now to tell anyone we’re fans, but deep inside we’re keeping the faith.”

            “Uh huh. Listen, lady. What do you want?”

            “I just wanted to check in with you and let you know that I think firing Wade Phillips was the right move. I know it’s unusual to fire the head coach in the middle of the season, but really, what did you have to lose? The team couldn’t get any worse.”

            “I’m glad to know you approve.” Mr. Jones sounded a little snarky, but I’m sure that was just the effect of a bad phone connection.

            “I hope that Jason Garrett is able to rally the team. Your players must be as tired of losing as the fans are of watching them lose. I have my doubts, though. The offense has been extremely ineffective this year. The front line isn’t holding and your QB keeps getting sacked. Tony Romo has a broken collarbone, for heaven’s sake. Is it the offensive line that sucks, or are the offensive plays too obvious to the other team? Maybe promoting the offensive coordinator wasn’t the best choice.”

            “Look, lady, if I knew the answer to that question, the problem would already be fixed.”

            “Sure, I can understand that. I’m willing to give Mr. Garrett my full support. You have to admire the fact that he accepted the head coaching position under the circumstances. That takes guts!”

            “Yes it does.”

            “I guess you’re looking for a new accounting staff, too. Not paying for the Cowboys’ domain name and having your website dropped on the day you fired the head coach just added insult to injury.”

            There was a long pause before Mr. Jones answered, “Just between you and me, they didn’t pay my administrative assistant last month either. She quit and took a job with the Texans.”

            “Ouch! No wonder you’re answering your own phone. I’m sorry, Mr. Jones.”

            “You seem to be a straightforward person. I need someone just like you to answer my phone. Want to be my administrative assistant?”

            “I’m flattered, sir, but I’ll have to think about it. I’ll let you know after Sunday’s game, OK?”

            Jerry Jones chuckled. “You do that, lady.”

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