The Dallas Cowboys are struggling. And after Monday’s loss to the Titans, they’re now 3-5. That puts them two games out of first place in the NFC East. They’ve also lost two games in a row. But owner Jerry Jones doesn’t want to panic. He isn’t going to make any coaching changes, or so he says. However, a 7-year-old child in Mansfield, Texas would like Jones to reconsider. After the loss Monday night, Rylan Wood penned an incredible to Jerry Jones. You can read it in its entirety below.
Again, absolutely tremendous. But if you can’t read the piece of paper, here’s what the letter says.
“Dear Mr. Jones,
My name is Rylan Wood. I am a 7-year-old 2nd grade student in Mansfield, Texas. My family has been Dallas Cowboys fans since the team was started. I have a lot of Cowboy gear and I have met Zeke, Taco, Jason Witten and two other players who play on other teams.
You have made my mom very mad because WE SUCK! Every game day she is yelling at the TV and turns off the game. We are wanting to believe in the boys but its hard. I hope “Coach Garrett” is clapping if this letter gets to you. See what happens when Dez X is gone?? The cheerleaders are better (than) the team this year. I do not want to hurt your feelings.
Thank you, Rylan”
The ‘…I don’t want to hurt your feelings’ bit is probably the best part. Regardless, how did this letter come about? His mother, Kayla Jimenez, tells the story.
“He told me, ‘if the Cowboys lose, I really want to write a letter,” Jimenez told Matt Howerton of WFAA-TV. “So, I was like ‘OK.’”
It looks like Jones has something to consider now.
“The first thing he asked me when he woke up was, ‘did we win?” Jimenez continues. “When I told him no, he said, ‘OK, I’m writing this letter after school.’”
Will Jerry make necessary changes? Probably not. After all, he just keeps letting things ride despite the very real problems plaguing this team. At the very least, though, we got this letter out of it.
And that means everything.