ARLINGTON, Texas We always talk about sports teaching lessons. We probably do this, at least a little, to assuage our guilt about how much of an emphasis we place on what in the end are just games.
In light of the types of unfathomable tragedies we seem to face all too often lately 20 tiny children being gunned down by a mad man, crazy religious zealots flying planes into buildings, or smaller scale tragedies like an NFL player killing the mother of his child then himself it is fair to ask what possibly can be learned from a football game or the players who played in it.
The answer is a lot, actually.
There is more to be learned from Sunday's 27-24 Cowboys victory than what it does to the playoff scenario, or the NFC East race, or Tony Romos legacy. There was a lesson in grace, in personal resilience and in faith. And there was no better teacher on the field than Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.
He happened to have the interception that led to the game-winning field goal in ...