Writing a letter has become a lost art, but despite it being easier to call, email, or text, writing a letter is more personal and can maybe even give more meaning to what you’re trying to say.

A 7-year-old Dallas Cowboys fan has had enough of his team and is taking it to the top guy, owner Jerry Jones. After watching the Cowboys struggle against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, Mansfield, TX resident Rylan Wood told his mother that he would write a letter to the Cowboys if they lost.

“He told me if the Cowboys lose, I really want to write a letter,” his mother, Kayla Jimenez told WFAA. “So, I was like ok,” she said with a laugh.

Rylan had to go to bed before the end of the game because it was a school night but when he woke up the next morning, he learned the Cowboys lost and he felt he needed to do something.

“The first thing he asked me when he woke up was, ‘did we win?’” Jimenez said. “When I told him no, he said ok I’m writing this letter after school.”

The letter, addressed to the Cowboys owner, leaves no stone unturned and airs all his grievances about his favorite team. The end result is amusing, honest and pretty much an accurate view about the team.

Dear Mr. Jones,

My name is Rylan Wood. I am a 7-year-old 2nd grade student in Mansfield, Texas. My family has been Dallas Cowboys fans since the team was started. I have a lot of Cowboy gear and I have met ‘Zeke, Taco, Jason Witten and two other players who play on other teams.

You have made my mom very mad because WE SUCK! Every game day she is yelling at the TV and turns off the game. We are wanting to believe in the boys but its hard. I hope “Coach Garrett” is clapping if this letter gets to you. See what happens when Dez X is gone?? The cheerleaders are better [than] the team this year. I do not want to hurt your feelings.

Thank you, Rylan

I can’t see anything wrong about that. While they are just two games out of the NFC East lead, the Cowboys are sitting at 3-5 and have an 0-4 record on the road. Right now, the Cowboys aren’t a playoff team and after casting Dez Bryant aside and trading a first round pick for Amari Cooper as his replacement, fans of all ages are fed up with their team.


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