Eric M. Scharf

Dad of dos, husband, and senior creative management specialist for the greater software industry since 1991. Dallas Cowboys and NFL fan since 1976 and writer provocateur as #TheTorturedCowboysFan since 2008.

Cowboys Up, Giants Letdown, And Away Against The Birds Of Prey

The scene: AT&T Stadium. The event: Sunday night football. The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants were desperate to avoid an 0-2 fall. Fan anxiety was palpable, even with (some of) the most myopic who insisted week one’s “Chaos In Carolina” was imminently solvable. “The Tortured Cowboys Fan” – GASP – dared to go back …

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Week 3 Preview of the Cowboys’ Battle in Seattle

“America’s Team” heads to the Great Pacific Northwest to face a Seahawks team that used to be among the very best. Through two contests, however, Seattle appears to be among the teams that opponents are pleased to have messed (with). While Cowboys Nation might still be angry about the outcome of games past and hoping …

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Cowboys Dak Prescott – That Announcer Guy And More

Pocket presence, a sixth sense (to know when the hell to run and not look so dense), field awareness, pronounced peripheral vision, fabulous footwork, passing touch, and accuracy (while standing still or from an on-the-run thrill) were all features of “that announcer guy” before he was deemed over the hill. Such skills, of course, had …

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Cowboys Caught By Cats With Next Opponent Looming Large

Adjustments are a part of life. Those who intermittently ignore this fact are bound to encounter occasional strife. Those who regularly defy this daily detail are fated to see their goals continually derail. The urban definition of insanity is “doing the exact same thing over and over again, expecting the result to change.” Adjustments become …

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Cowboys Converge on Carolina for a Southern Start to the Season

The NFL football season, certainly when compared to MLB, NBA, and NHL schedules, always seems so fleeting. After (often literally) surviving a 4-5-game preseason gauntlet, 32 NFL teams have a meager 16-game regular season schedule in which to successfully trigger their playoff dreams. That feeling fades just as quickly once these gladiators start competing. Reality …

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Fan Bereavement Over a NFL Crowning Achievement?

Roquan Smith finally ended his 29-day holdout when he signed a 4-year, $18.4M contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday, August 13th, 2018. It was a momentous occasion for regional prognosticators, perpetually hopeful Bears fans in search of their next great linebacker, and fantasy footballers eager for something new to discuss. This story – at …

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