Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten recently acknowledged that the current team was in its “window” right now, meaning that they’re at the point when enough of the team were in their prime to make a serious playoff push. Interestingly enough, the idea of “the window” was at the center of Daryl Johnston’s comments when discussing the success of the 1992 Super Bowl Champion Cowboys during the team’s 20th anniversary reunion over the weekend.
“We had really, really good players,” Johnston said, per ESPN Dallas, “and in ’92 a lot of those guys were year four to six, kind of right in your prime.”
However, Johnston continued to say that it wasn’t necessarily the talent that set those teams apart.
“To me, what made the team unique was the chemistry and camaraderie,” he said. “A lot of people talk about the football team being your second family and you create a lot of analogies like that, but it’s really hard to actually create that feeling, that chemistry in the locker room. Jimmy and his staff did a really good job with that. …
“I just think that when we got into tough times, we knew each other so well, we had each other’s backs. We had a tremendous amount of respect for each other. It’s hard to create that. I think that if you were to go back and talk to players from the 49ers from the ‘80s, Steelers from the ‘70s, Packers from the ‘60s, you’ll find a lot of the same things that we talk about with our ’92 team.”
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