Things in Dallas only get more interesting.
Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh, who was among the players pointing to practice habits as a reason for the team’s 0-2 start (actually drawing the comparison to a circus), actually had much more to say. It turns out Sensabaugh is tired of hearing about the hype surrounding the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders.
“We need to be focused as a team, an organization, on winning football games, doing what we need to do to win,” Sensabaugh said, per The Dallas Morning News. “It’s real frustrating. I think there’s too much hype around here. The Super Bowl’s here, everybody’s talking about the Cowboys being in the Super Bowl. We haven’t even won a damn game yet.
“I don’t even want to hear anybody talk about the Super Bowl anymore, really. Can we just talk about the next game? There’s too much hype. It’s a sense that you can just show up and win and that’s not the case. That never happens, I don’t care who you have on your team. You don’t just show up and win. You have to go out there and fight and battle.”
Sensabaugh’s rant brings up some interesting points, namely the tendency to anoint paper champions before games have been played. During an interview with the Morning News, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he didn’t know whether the team had bought into the hype and become overconfident.
Clearly, Sensabaugh believes they have.
— Frank Tadych