Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during a 27-20 loss against the Chicago Bears at Cowboys Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.
This has been perhaps the greatest sports year in Dallas-Fort Worth history, even though there are still seasons in progress that could change. But as of right now, the local sports scene in DFW is abuzz, but it's no thanks to your Dallas Cowboys.
Let's start from the beginning, the Rangers made the freaking World Series! Who would've thought that would have happened back in April? If you said "me!", you're lying.
FC Dallas made its first MLS Cup final only to lose in overtime on a devastating own goal. Still, a banner season had by another DFW sports franchise.
The Mavericks are setting the NBA on fire as the second-best team in the league with a third of the season gone and are set up for an epic clash this week against the only team in the league with a better record, the hated Spurs.
The Stars are surprising everyone in the NHL, sitting comfortably in second place in the Western Conference behind the guys who were supposed to be there, the Detroit Red Wings. The Stars haven't made the playoffs in a few years and were supposed to be terrible this year, yet again. Not so much.
Heck, TCU is in the Rose Bowl and SMU played for its conference championship.
Then, there's the Cowboys. The vomit-inducing Cowboys. The Cowboys who were supposed to be a Super Bowl team set to be the first-ever team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Not so much.
The Rangers overcame numerous DL stints by Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, and persevered.
The Mavericks lost Dirk Nowitzki to a knee injury on Monday night, and increased their lead to win at Oklahoma City, continuing their trend of being the best road team in the NBA.
The Cowboys lost quarterback Tony Romo to a broken collarbone and their head coach admitted after the game that the injury took the wind out of their sails and caused a lot of guys to quit, like it was OK or expected. Thank God Wade Phillips is gone.
Thanks a lot, Cowboys, for ruining what had a chance to be one of the best years for DFW sports fans ever.