By Christopher Reul|
In the past few years “America’s Team” has not been living up to its name. However, in 2014-2015 the
Dallas Cowboys have demonstrated that they are back and trying to win their first Super Bowl in the
past 19 years. Most of their success is due to the breakout season by Demarco Murray.
As a result of their sudden and unexpected success, many people were eager to jump on the Cowboys
bandwagon. However, some of the Cowboy’s fans were loyal from the beginning. Junior Drew
Guidroz was a prime example of this. Early on in the season he was losing bets on his beloved
Cowgirls left and right, with the largest loss being $100 to senior Trey Pizzitola. However, he still
believed they had super bowl potential.
Recently a group of juniors and a hand full of dads traveled to “Jerry World” to watch quarterback
Tony Romo and the Cowboys face off against Andrew Luck and the Colts. They traveled to Arlington
Texas in style on a Greyhound bus early Sunday morning.
The Cowgirls were one of the best teams throughout the regular season, they really proved their
dominance in their game against the Colts. Currently the Colts are in the AFC Championship game,
however, the Colts great regular season ran out of ‘Luck’ when they faced the Cowboys. Many
Cowboys fans viewed the 42-7 routing of the Colts as a sign of things to come in the playoffs.
“I was not too concerned about their chances in the playoff, I was just watching Demarco Murrays
highlights and praying that he kept carrying my fantasy team,” said junior Blake Steele.
The win had many fans very excited because of their performance against a great team, but what they
cared about more was the Cowboy’s first playoff berth in four seasons. The dominating win secured
the NFC East title, while also breaking a three game home losing streak.
“The Cowboys completely dominated them, it was a really exciting game and it was a huge win for
us,” junior Kyle Walker said.
After the game ended everyone filled back onto the bus to enjoy some sandwiches and sodas. Some of
the dads that were present on the bus were avid Cowboys fans and obviously very excited about the
victory, and took over the microphone and the radio.
Junior Colin Jones said, “The Cowboys bus ride trip is one of the most fun times I’ve ever had. We got
to spend time with friends and family, while watching the Cowgirls game. By far the funniest time on
the trip is on the bus ride back, when all the dads took over the microphone and started to DJ.”
Although the Cowboys chocked in the playoffs, this season could have been a preview of things to
come in the future. Demarco Murray and Dez Bryant are in the prime of their careers and look to
make a longer run in the playoffs next year. The only looming question for the Cowboys future is the
age and health of quarterback Tony Romo. All in all, luckily no one was left in Arlington, and
everyone had a ton of fun on the trip.