Originally Posted by TexanSam
The players on the Cowboys are professional athletes just like players on every other NFL team. To think they have different expectations of themselves simply because they play for the Cowboys is dumb. The "greatness" and aura of a team is more for the fans than for the players.
I don't know if I agree with that. Before these guys were players they were fans or NFL observers...
They know about team mystique just like all the fans do.
That's not to say that someone drafted to the Jaguars isn't going to work hard, but there is a different feeling around an organization when you walk in the building and see multiple hall of fame players, several championship trophies and just a rich history of winning.
As a player you know that you are in a place where the expectations of you are championship or bust. Greatness is your goal.
In some other place where there isn't that rich history of winning the atmosphere is a lot more forgiving if you have a good season and do good things but don't win or make a superbowl.
The players know that. They feel that.
That's like if you go to work for Apple or Microsoft vs someone working for some small local technology company. Or like working for Google vs working for DuckDuckGo.com
You know when you walk into your Job at Microsoft that there's a different level of expectations....