The Weird Curse Of Rowdy, The Dallas Cowboys Mascot
It's a well-known fact, especially among Dallas Cowboys fans, that it's been a long time since they've been back to a Super Bowl...let alone win one. Try nearly three decades.
Dallas last won a Super Bowl in 1995.
So why haven't the Cowboys been able to win another one since? Could they be cursed...by one of their own?
Remember that list I shared the other day about NFL mascots? Rowdy, the mascot for the Dallas Cowboys, recently topped a list from BetTexas.com that ranked the most loved NFL mascots. Nearly 60-percent of all Twitter posts over the course of a year were positive.
But in researching Rowdy... something else came up. The big smiling cowboy was introduced as Dallas' mascot in 1996. just months after the Cowboys won the Super Bowl.
And now here we are in 2022 and the Cowboys haven't won a Super Bowl since. Heck, they haven't even been to a Super Bowl since winning it all in 1995.
Coincidence? I think not.
Maybe Rowdy's curse is what's behind Dez Bryant's catch...non-catch against the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFC Divisional Game. And Rowdy could definitely be behind Tony Romo's botched hold on a chip shot field goal in a 2006 Wild Card game at Seattle.
Sure... it's unlikely a mascot with a large, smiling head donning a cowboy hat has anything to do with the Super Bowl drought, but it does make you wonder.
And it turns out I'm not the only one to make the connection. Check out this story done by a local TV station in 2017 when the Cowboys were just 60 minutes away from breaking the "curse" and getting back to the NFC Championship Game.
Spoiler Alert: they lost and the drought, or curse(?), continues.