I hate the Dallas Cowboys. Always have going back to the late 1970′s when I can remember half the kids in my grade school seemingly abandoning their local team for the Cowboys or Steelers. But I’ve used that story so many times that I’m going to start sounding like a senile old coot if I don’t knock it off.
But that doesn’t change the fact that I do despise Dallas in my top 5 hated teams. Surprisingly the Bears haven’t played the Cowboys with much regularity for an NFC team. They’ve only played twice in this decade (2004 and 2007, or is that the last decade?) Those were both Bears losses, but the teams were 2-2 in 1990′s regular season meetings, and 3-3 in the 80′s.
I’d love to say that the Bears could shock the nation by upsetting the Cowboys at home. Actually they could if they scored 35 on offense and played just mediocre defense. But the units Lovie Smith has fielded the last three seasons have me waiting to see the Cowboys march down the field on them repeatedly, rendering anything the offense might to as meaningless.
And the offense may do nothing other than peel their quarterback off the ground repeatedly.
But I am holding out hope. You have to enjoy these early season games that matter. Let’s go Bears.
What do you think of the matchup?