Cowboys finally admit fatal mistake from last offseason

Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Of course, the Dallas Cowboys finally admitted to making another GOB Bluth huge mistake.

The Dallas Cowboys find themselves in Arrested Development after finally admitting to making another GOB Bluth huge mistake this past offseason.

Like the Cowboys brand itself, there is always money in the banana stand! Unfortunately, if you want to be the top banana, you have to start from the bottom of the tree. Look. We’re not committing slight treason here, but you better watch out for the hop-ons hopping onto the bandwagon known as America’s glorified hype machine. And no, I don’t know what I expected…

So when Stephen Jones admitted to ESPN’s Todd Archer that the Cowboys made another huge mistake by trading Amari Cooper, you feel like you are reading a passage out of the Book of GOB.

Trading away a No. 1 wide receiver never works out, but … it just might work for us. Huzzah!

Dallas Cowboys admit it was a huge mistake in moving on from Amari Cooper

Like The Bluth Company itself, the Cowboys were a big deal in the 1990s, and in the 1970s before that. As with the Bluths, we kind of like the characters that make up the family. However, this isn’t a groundbreaking sitcom; this is the NFL. I understand that CeeDee Lamb needed to shine, but trading away Cooper when Michael Gallup was not 100 percent after his knee injury was strange.

For the seemingly the umpteenth year in a row, this was a team that convinced itself it had serious Super Bowl aspirations. But with this now being four Presidents removed from the Bill Clinton Administration, we are forever chasing ’95 in Dallas. The last time they played for an NFC Championship, Deion Sanders was on the team and Neil O’Donnell had yet to throw some picks.

Overall, the Cowboys should operate under the Super Bowl or bust narrative because that is where they are in their competitive life cycle. For content purposes, a Dallas Super Bowl run would make those who cover the NFL absurdly happy. Unfortunately, accountability has not been Dallas’ forte for the better part of a generation. At least Jones can admit this trade was a huge mistake.

Ultimately, few teams are under as much pressure as the Cowboys will be in 2023. The arch rival Philadelphia Eagles just won the division and the NFC. The New York Giants made the postseason and the Washington Commanders are not too shabby, despite their inherent dysfunction. Even after kicking Kellen Moore to the curb, much of what makes the Cowboys … the Cowboys remains.

Anything short of an NFC Championship Game appearance should be viewed as a disappointment.

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