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Trapped By the Past
Rick Reilly
September 09, 1987
Time has finally caught up with the Raiders and Cowboys, the NFL's fallen superteams
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September 09, 1987

Trapped By The Past

Time has finally caught up with the Raiders and Cowboys, the NFL's fallen superteams

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Finally, we must face the sociological question: Do we really want to see the Raiders and the Cowboys on Skid Row? Would Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays be the same? "I think the media and the fans want to see the Cowboys go down," says Schramm. "But they damn sure don't want to see us go very far down and they don't want to see us go away. I think it's the same with the Raiders.... After all, you can't have cops if you don't have any robbers."

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