By RJ Ochoa
All season long we’ve been tracking the confidence levels of Cowboys fans with SB Nation’s FanPulse tool. This has helped us figure out how those that root for America’s Team think and feel week to week.
The Week 3 loss rattled Cowboys fans to quite a degree, dropping them all the way to 6% confidence left in the franchise. A win against the Lions helped refill an empty tank, but we’re basically running on fumes now.
If you thought that Cowboys fans felt low after losing to the Seahawks then you haven’t seen anything yet. In the defense of supposed confidence in the team here, we did all just watch the Cowboys lose in overtime to the Texans partly because they failed to go for it on 4th and 1 from the Houston 42-yard line.
FanPulse has taught us more than the confidence levels of fan bases throughout the season. In just over a month Cowboys fans have really soured on Dak Prescott as the team’s starting quarterback, and they blame this season’s struggles primarily on Jason Garrett.
It’s not hard to realize that the season-low confidence isn’t just because the Cowboys lost last week but more about how they lost. It’s possible to feel confidence in the state of a team even when they’re losing, but it feels like the Cowboys are finding ways to lose instead of simply being beat....