The day has come where we will say goodbye to you, and be forced to watch you play out your days in another uniform than our beloved Cowboys. You came on the scene in surprising fashion, and were not expected to be in the NFL, much less a starting NFL quarterback for this long. But you showed the league and many fans in Dallas, it’s not the size of the QB, or even the talent level of the QB. But it is the heart of the QB, and you had a heart as big as the state of Texas.
Your time in Dallas was as rocky as the mountains you are rumored to be heading for, but even the most unrealistic fan will admit, your time here was more good than bad. Sure, there were mistakes, and issues along the way, but in the end, you gave every Cowboys fan the one thing they wouldn’t have had with you…hope, you gave us hope. Which is something we had very little of after Aikman and before you. We all hoped you would win a championship in Dallas, and it seems tragic, that you didn’t. But as you have gotten older and more injury prone, we needed a youthful option to look forward.
I just want to say thank you for the years you gave our beloved Cowboys and will wish you the best and hope for success going forward. The only time I won’t root for you is when you are on the opposing side of the field from my Cowboys. If you are lucky enough to win a Super Bowl in another uniform, I will cheer for you, but will still wish you were a Cowboy.
So, Farewell Tony, and best of luck for the remainder of your career. May the only game you lose is to Dallas. Finally, thank you for giving us your everything and keeping us relevant, even when the cards were stacked against us.
Dallas Cowboys fans everywhere