MANSFIELD, Texas — With a 3-5 record, it’s safe to say that Dallas Cowboys fans aren’t happy right now with how the season is turning out for America’s team.
That dissatisfaction doesn’t discriminate, even if you’re just 7-years-old. Ask Rylan Wood, he’s a 2nd grader from Mansfield, who isn’t very happy with the team he’s rooted for all his life. “My family is a really big Cowboys family,” Wood said. “But we need to work on our skills.”
On Monday, as Wood and his mom were watching the Cowboys lose to the Titans during primetime, he vowed to do something if the ‘Boys didn’t pull off a win. Spoilers…they didn’t.
“He told me if the Cowboys lose, I really want to write a letter,” his mother, Kayla Jimenez, said. “So, I was like ok,” she said with a laugh.
Then, she found out just WHO Rylan wanted to write a letter to. “He told me that he wanted to write a letter to Jerry Jones,” Jimenez said.
Wood didn’t get to see the end of the game because it was a school night and he had to go to bed. “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."
So, Wood penned a letter to Jones on notebook paper. The handwriting is a little squiggly and Jimenez helped with the spelling of some words, but the finished product is simply too funny.
Wood starts the letter informing Jones that he’s a lifelong fan. When he was less than a year old, Wood had a seizure and had to be sent to Cook Children’s.
There, he met several Cowboys players like Demarcus Ware who were there to cheer up patients for the holidays. He’s even met Ezekiel Elliott after attending a camp he hosted.
Then, Wood doesn’t pull any punches. He starts by letting Jones know that the Cowboys are letting his mom down, who is also a diehard fan. “You have made my mom very mad because WE SUCK,” the letter reads. It continues saying, “Every game day she is yelling at the TV and turns off the game.”
He then takes a shot at Head Coach Jason Garrett saying, “I hope Coach Garrett is clapping if this letter gets to you.” That course is a cute dig at Garrett’s sideline mannerisms, which often include a lot of clapping before and after plays.
Wood then offers an opinion that things might not be this way if receiver Dez Bryant hadn’t left. Bryant was signed by the Saints on Wednesday. “See what happens when Dez X is gone?” Wood writes.
Then…an ultimate burn. “The cheerleaders are better than the team this year.” Ouch.
Jimenez thought the letter was so funny that she figured she’d post it to Facebook before sending it off in the mail. No surprise, it’s getting some shares.
“I laughed and laughed before I posted it,” Jimenez said. “But he’s saying what everyone is thinking.”
Here’s the adorable part. Wood ends with, “I do not want to hurt your feelings.”
Nothing personal, right Mr. Jones? “They’ve broken my heart a little bit,” Wood told WFAA. “They’ve been doing a good job, but I just want them to win every time.”
It’s alright Wood, sometimes the best love is the toughest.