Don't get me wrong, I luv this series! The Cardinals season was one filled with great and relatable players and coaches. The Rams season made you feel for the team, even though you couldn't figure out what the hell the coaches were thinking.
And then there were the Cowboys.
The good parts first: The Smith brothers. The offensive line going out to dinner together, the running back coach hosting dinner. Lee getting past his injuries. Morris with his '91 Mazda.
Now the rest of it: The coaches were bad. The head coach who was cocky when they won, yelled at them when they lost, and then yelled at them some more with no better results. He showed no support, no growth, no leadership... it was like he was a bad retail sales manager instead of a head coach. The coach with the stupid humorous videos and hugging which - compared to what coaches were like in other seasons of this show - did nothing do improve the game or the men. And those are really the only coaches that I remember, because they covered VERY LITTLE about the rest of the staff.
And then there was the Jones family. Ugh! Were they trying to make these people the most unrelatable, shallow, fake rich people ever? Half of the season was watching these people pretending to be a normal family, trying to make them likable. They weren't. Jones Sr.'s wife looked like she wanted to be anywhere but watching football, the daughter whose big contribution was to choose the colors the team wore, the son having the very phony dinner with his family, who were obviously having a scripted conversation, the grandchildren - or, at least, the ones playing football - that we were forced to watch play their games in their grandfather's stadium, and Jones himself flying around in his helicopter... and touching the players waaaay too much for comfort. I found the entire lot of them a cold, fake bunch, and felt really bad for any member who wasn't interested in football.
Oh, and the fact that the team based their entire season around Ezekiel Elliott, a man who was suspended for 6 games for domestic abuse charges... and we're supposed to root for him? And then spoiled, rich Jones trying to go against the commissioner because he wasn't getting his way? I had no sympathy for any of them.
And by the way, who was that "small", white, running back with blond hair who made a few touchdowns throughout the season who the show decided not to acknowledge at all? They made a big show of all the other players acting like loud, uneducated, nasty thugs (like the one guy who called a reporter dumb?), but this guy they blew right past all season long.
By the end of the season, I could care less if they won, could care less who was fired, barely saw any of the likable players, and couldn't wait to get on to the next season with the Panthers.