A Dallas Cowboy Narrative, Chapter 7: The Wounded Eagle

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A Dallas Cowboy Narrative, Chapter 7: The Wounded Eagle
A Dallas Cowboy Narrative, Chapter 7: The Wounded Eagle

I taught middle school English for several years. One of the things you have to do when you teach middle school English is study narrative structure. My students and I did this many times throughout the school using a variety of texts; regardless of the genre, most texts are going to have some sort of narrative structure. The way I see it, football is no different. Think about it. You have a main character that is at the center of the story (our beloved Dallas Cowboys), an antagonist (division rivals; Bill Belichick and Tom Brady), and a conflict (having not won a Super Bowl in 23 years). There's a part of a narrative called "Rising Action." This is the part of the story where the protagonist

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