Dallas Cowboys: The Poster Children of Mediocrity

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most storied franchises, deemed America's Team, yet for the past 16 years they have been anything but spectacular.

Since 1997 the Dallas Cowboys hoist a record of 133-133.  They have one playoff win and 6 playoff births.  They have gone trough 10 starting QBs (since Aikman retired in 2000).  They have been an embarrassment.  

This season has been no different as through week 11 they are 5-5.  The constant struggles has fans (like myself) wondering, "What is the problem?"  

The reason the Cowboys have been a consistent 500 team, and not a title contender, boils down to one man, Jerry Jones.  Jones has instilled a since of "greatness without work ethic" in the Dallas organization that has stagnated their chances of being considered "America's Team."  As long as Jones is the GM and not just a silent owner, don't expect anything but 8-8 and missing the playoffs.

Its safe to say the Dallas Cowboys truly are the poster children of mediocrity in the NFL.