IRVING, Texas Does optimism cause a football team to overlook its weaknesses? Or does it help a football team overcome them?
The Dallas Cowboys stand accused of having long suffered from what Dallas-coach-turned-FOXSports-analyst Jimmy Johnson calls "optimistic infection.'' Johnson insists the Cowboys puff their chests after wins and start thinking "Super Bowl'' and then find themselves distracted on the way to yet another 8-8 season.
It is my contention that Jimmy's finger is pointed directly at owner Jerry Jones, whose buoyant, colorful and controversial style has him overseeing a personal worth of 3 billion and personal ownership of three Super Bowl rings.
Combine Jones' upbeat position of how he keeps his eye on the prize with the franchise's pedigree and yes. Dallas talks more about Super Bowl contention than any other franchise with one playoff win in the last 16 years.
"I am optimistic and will always be optimistic,'' Jones said in a visit on 105.3 The Fan. "From the st...