There is a story about a small town high school football team that was located in the outskirts of town. The town was surrounded by small farms and there was this farm house about fifty yards from the football field with a pond located between both the field and the farm house. There was a retired high school football coach who lived in the farmhouse and would always watch the team practice after school. This particular coach had led his football teams to six state championships during his heyday. The team would win about six games a year and all of the players were outstanding students and would never miss practice. One day, one of the players found out that the man who would always watch them practice had coached teams to six championships and decided to pay him a visit after practice while the coach would be watching practice beside the pond. The young player arrived and politely greeted the retired coach and the ol' coach politely returned the greeting. The young player explained that the most wins the team experienced were six even though each member of the team did their best and never missed a day of practice. Then, the player asked, "What or how did it take to win six state championships?" The Ol' coach grabbed the player from the shoulders and dipped his head under water and the player resisted and fought with every ounce of fiber in his body to get his head above water. The player punched, clawed and scratched to get his head from underneath the water. Finally, the Ol' coach released the player from the shoulders. The player asked, "Why did he do that to him when he came for advice?" Ol' Coach responded, "When your desire to get your head out of water to breathe air is the same as it is for winning that only then will you begin to win."
Seems that the desire is the only thing the Cowboys were lacking this past season because they obviously have the talent to win.