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No one has summed up the state of the Dallas Cowboys better than Jordan Spieth just did


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In case you haven't been paying attention, it's a great time to be a Dallas sports fan right now.

The city's NHL team, the Dallas Stars, went down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Las Vegas Golden Knights in their opening-round series, losing both games at home. They've since ripped off three straight, two of them on the road and the third back home on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. Out west in L.A., the city's NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, won a pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday against the Clippers to take a 3-2 series lead as well. Then there's the Texas Rangers, who won last year's World Series and currently sit a game out of first place in the AL West. Dallas is hot, hot, hot right now, and we're not talking about the weather.

On top of all that, the PGA Tour is in McKinney, Texas, this week, a suburb 32 miles north of Dallas, for the CJ Cup Byron Nelson. Dallas native and golf's golden boy Jordan Spieth is in the field, and in his pre-tournament press conference he discussed the scorching-hot sports scene in his hometown right now. He was also asked if there were any Dallas pro athletes he'd like to play golf with that he hasn't played with yet. 

"Stars, Rangers, or Mavs, I think the easy answer a Luka," Spieth said. "But I don't know if he cares to play at all.

"But I think the most underrated player in all of this is maybe [Stars defenseman] Miro Heiskanen. He's unbelievable, and I kind of like he the way he goes about his work. He's one the best defensemen in all of hockey, and still underrated and pivotal to their run. That was a big two games they went to Vegas and they won.

"It's a fun time of the year when teams are doing well. Rangers started back up, and you get reminded of them winning the World Series. Every time you watch the game you're seeing the trophy next to the guys when they're introducing them and stuff."

One team not mentioned yet? The Dallas Cowboys, who had yet another disappointing playoff exit last winter and haven't exactly done anything to excite the fanbase this offseason for 2024-2025. The team's biggest acquisition so far is ... Ezekiel Elliott, a former Cowboy who, in the nicest way we can possibly say this, is washed. 

Spieth has clearly been paying attention to the Cowboys' every move based off this quote. 

"It's a cool time [in Dallas]," he said. "And then once this is all done you start getting excited for the Cowboys again. That could be a mixed bag."

Nailed it. As Dallas heads into the 2024-2025, quarterback Dak Prescott is in the final year of his contract, and he just lost his two-time All-Pro tackle Tyron Smith to the New York Jets. The Cowboys' recent draft class would lead one to believe that the franchise is rebuilding the offensive line for the future, a future that may not include Prescott in it. A "mixed bag" indeed, Jordy. The beauty of the NFL, and the beauty of the Cowboys, though, is once the season nears, their rabid fanbase will be all in no matter what, Spieth included.