The Dallas Cowboys lost in a horrible way yesterday. Matt Stafford, QB of the Detroit Lions caught them napping on defense and won the game with mere seconds left on the clock..
Stafford had no time outs left, down six points with the ball on the one-foot line. The players hurried to the line and without stopping to consider the consequences if he didn't get in, Matt took a quarterback leap.
The Detroit QB made it over his own offensive line who had no idea Stafford was making that move, and the Cowboys linemen who thought Stafford would spike the ball to stop the clock. The ball broke the plane and the rest is history.
The 31-30 loss was gut wrenching, but didn't obscure the Dez Bryant freak-out on the sidelines and the fact that what masquerades as defense allowed 623 yards, the most in Cowboy team history.
Here's who was crying back home in Big D. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
They are so famous, they qualify for their own reality TV show. It's about how difficult it is to make the squad, the passions that drive the candidates as well as the two strong women who run the program and choose the cheerleaders.
The ladies bleed Cowboy "metallic silver blue" as the uniform colors are called and they understand the consequences for losing concentration, even for a moment.
Under the watchful eyes of the squad's director, Kelli Finglass and choreographer Judy Trammell, the girls are held to a higher standard than you'd expect.
They are sent around the country and the world representing the team and if they can't learn not to embarrass the squad and the team back home, they can't put on the iconic uniform.
In a second consecutive year of defensive failures and with the propensity of the team to lose these kinds of tight games, can Cowboys fans say the same about their team? Have they not learned how not to embarrass themselves, their owner and management?
Enjoy the cheerleaders to take your mind off the mess.