Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints
Injury Gods have frowned on the Cowboys all season, but Goddess Fortuna has been all-in with this team, helping them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
With the score tied 31-31 in overtime, Fortuna suddenly turned into a bunny boiler.
The Cowboys took first possession in OT but had to punt. The Saints mounted a drive downfield. Suddenly a voice came into my head: “The Saints will turn over the ball, the Cowboys get it back, and make the winning score.”
That same voice has visited me several times this season, each time predicting a Cowboys miracle that came true. I’ve decided it’s Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck, fate, and fortune.
Sure enough, within seconds of hearing her voice, I watched Saints quarterback Drew Brees hit Marques Colston over the middle, and the wide receiver fumbled the ball.
Fortuna, you rock, girlfriend!
Except the Saints recovered the fumble and kicked the winning field goal.
Some might say Fortuna blessed the Cowboys later in the day — the New York Giants stunk up the field against the Baltimore Ravens, meaning the Cowboys still control their playoff destiny. Beat the Washington Redskins next week and the ‘Boys win their division.
But it’s not the same.
Fortuna turned on the Cowboys when it counted most against the Saints.
Her powers have their limitations, and without her at full strength, the Cowboys are doomed.