Cowboys Set New Franchise Record With Listless Loss To Seattle
With five consecutive losses to their credit, the Dallas Cowboys are preparing to encroach upon the mortifying ground of social irrelevance. This has many fans wondering what, if anything, have the Cowboys accomplished through this season’s first seven games? Will the record book remember anything of significance?
I have good news. The Cowboys, thanks to what can only be considered as a record-setting offense under both Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel, have made these past few weeks truly unforgettable. How bad has it been? Well, historically so.
Upon broaching the subject of offensive futility from an historical perspective, the acclimated mind easily grasps certain outstanding memories that will likely live in Dallas Cowboys infamy for the remaining span of time. Tom Landry’s boatload of roster rejects and football scrubs from 1960. Jimmy Johnson’s weather-beaten, trade-weary group of 1989 that nearly provoked Troy Aikman into retirement. And who can forget Jerry’s quarterback carousel of 2001-02 when six different starting quarterbacks were ground into turkey sausage behind a woeful offensive line?
Thanks to an unexpectedly cold blast of inefficiency, the 2015 Cowboys have added their name to this short-list of the franchise’s historically bad offenses with an accomplishment so unique as to have never been done before. For the first time in more than 55 years of football, “America’s Team” has played back-to-back home games (30-6 loss to New England & 13-12 loss to Seattle) without scoring a touchdown.
Write it down. It’s a fact.
Yes, even at 2-5, the Dallas Cowboys are still making history.