Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Growing up in San Antonio, I have been more-or-less conditioned into being a Cowboys fan. It wasn’t something I chose per say, it was something that was bestowed upon me. As great as that has been at times, recently I have found myself in situations like the one I faced the other day when a friend asked:“Why are you a Cowboys fan? The Texans are better and Houston is closer to San Antonio than Dallas is. The Cowboys can’t even make the playoffs.”It wasn’t the first time I’ve been asked this, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but as the salt dissolved into the fresh and gaping wound that was Tony Romo’s 4th quarter interception against the Redskins in week 17, I decided to take a stand. I looked the man right in the eyes and I told him…“I’m going to write an article about this.”And I did write it. This is it. My attempt to defend my stance as a Cowboys fan. A desperate overture to those of you who may, like myself, be staring longingly over the fence that separates the barren wastela
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