You remember the day that Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys like it was yesterday. There was just something about him that told you that this guy meant business. When he fired the legendary Tom Landry and traded Herschel Walker, you knew that things were going to be real different. And they were. The new coach and the still green quarterback suddenly lead a new resurgence in Cowboys football. The Walker trade yielded players that would become future hall of famers. Three years later, the Cowboys were Super Bowl champions and once again “America’s team”. They would win 3 Super Bowls in 4 years. It seemed like the ride was never going to end. But it would go downhill from there. Coaching and personnel changes would doom the Cowboys in the years to come. They still haven’t gotten back to the glory days yet. But you don’t doubt that they will someday.
It’s your faith in the Cowboys that makes your beliefs possible. That faith is why you still wear that number 8 Troy Aikman jersey to every game. Or why you treasure that football signed by Emmitt Smith. You even named your first born son Charles, after the great defensive end Charles Haley. The only flags that fly in your yard are the Stars and Stripes, the Texas state flag and the Dallas Cowboys flag. Your Cowboy pride led you to buy a Dallas Cowboys Retro watch for every member of the family. You wear the Dallas Cowboys Schedule Watch. It’s a Dallas Cowboys watch that keeps track of the entire NFL season. You bought your wife the Glitz series Dallas Cowboys watch. It’s silver with that distinctive big blue star in the center. Your son got the Rookie series. It’s a good solid watch for a young man, and it’s tough and durable. You gave your daughter the heart shaped Dallas Cowboys ladies watch and your father got the classiest Dallas Cowboy’s men’s legend series you could find. The Dallas Cowboys Retro Series was a great choice for a distinguished man like him.
If your family was going to wear any watch, it was going to be one of our Cowboys. Nothing else would do. As far as you were concerned, no other watches existed except for Dallas Cowboys watches. Let those Giants and Eagles fans wear an ordinary watch. What did they know about football anyway?