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A Dad Trying To Help A Son Disown The Cowboys

By Mike Bacsik | 105.3 The Fan
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Running back Eddie Lacy #27 celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown with defensive end Mike Daniels #76 of the Green Bay Packers against the Dallas Cowboys during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-36.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Running back Eddie Lacy celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys found another way to lose a football game. It’s pretty awesome to watch this team if you don’t care about the outcome. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for me.

In fact, with 2 minutes to go in the Packers/Cowboys game, I’m watching with my 5-year-old son and I ask him, “Who are you rooting for?”

He knows Daddy’s team and replies, “The Cowboys!”

I then respond with, “Jake, they are about to lose and the Packers are going to win. Should we root for the Packers?”

His response, “No, I’ll root for the Cowboys,”

I then have to hit him with the hard fact. “Jake, you know if you root for the Cowboys, they are never going to win. They might win a few games Jake, but they are never going to win a trophy.”

That is when my 8-year-old daughter responds with “Daddy the Cowboys are our team.”

I said, “I know but you can choose a team that wins a lot more and sometimes is the best team in all of football.”

At this point I have kind of confused my kids, so I try to help them out. “Do you like the Packers colors? Green and gold are pretty cool.”

And this is where I hope I’ve saved my son from watching one of the most cluster blanked franchises in sports for the rest of his life.

Eddie Lacy dives over the pile for a touchdown and the Packers take the lead. My response, as inside of myself I’m totally disgusted with the Cowboys blowing a 23 point lead. “Wasn’t that awesome! The Packers are winning. And you know what I use to do as a kid?” “What?” “I would pretend I was a running back and jump into my bed to score a touchdown just like the Packers did!”

Jake responds with “Mommy watch this.” He jumps into the dining room and says “I just scored a touchdown like the Packers did Mommy.”

Mommy’s response as she looks at me for second to see if I’m about to lose my mind. “Jake it’s almost time for bed. You can watch the Cowboys game with Daddy, but when it’s over you need to brush your teeth and get ready for story time.”

I respond with, “Mommy it’s THE PACKERS game and we just took the lead.”

Hopefully I’ve planted the seed to a better football life for my 5-year-old son Jake.

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