Decade of Futility – Chapter 26: Does God Still Watch His Cowboys Play On Sundays?
For a franchise that’s surrounded by the Bible Belt and a whole host of fans who remember when the Dallas Cowboys were not only America’s Team, but “God’s Team” as well, it seemed fitting that the book Decade of Futility conclude with a chapter dedicated to resolving how a team that has, allegedly, gone to the devil on Sundays may actually be a group of players that are snared by the words of their Owner and GM.
Chapter 26 is dubbed “The Burden of An Unbreakable Vow,” and provides readers with a brief glimpse into the mind of the Cowboys’ most powerful figure.
Beyond all of the off-season failings, beyond all of the bombastic predictions, despite Texas Monthly’s 2001 portrayal of Jerry Jones as the devil himself, Jones is actually a praying man who asks God for what he wants when he wants it. He’s also a man who might be prone to asking too much.
For all of the fans who believe that Jones has single-handedly taken God out of the Cowboys during this Century filled with defeat, the final chapter of Decade of Futility is a sobering lesson that God has been there all the time.