Friday, January 30, 2009

Roger Staubach weighs in on Cowboys

Several all-time Cowboy greats, including Roger Staubach, have weighed in on the current state of the team. As you might expect, they are not pleased. Tony Dorsett is particularily blunt. Here are the stories from the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 killing the Cowboys

It just keeps getting worse in Dallas. This team has pretty much "jumped the shark." Now, we learn that T.O. will have his own "reality show" on VH1 this summer. Great. Just great. That's just what this team needs right now. Maybe there will be a scene where he wears a leather Cowboys jacket while riding on water skiis. Here is the story:

Friday, January 23, 2009

Irvin to host Cowboys reality show

I love Michael Irvin. Toughest, most passionate wide receiver I've ever seen. Was not happy, however, to hear about his upcoming "reality show" in which some unknown player gets a shot to make the Dallas Cowboys training camp roster. Even some of the ESPN guys were saying yesterday that it sounds pretty cool and like a fun thing to watch, and that "The Playmaker" will be great at hosting it, but it just doesn't seem like something this organization needs right now. But after reading the story in the Dallas Morning News, I guess it's not as bad as I thought. By the way, if you want to hear Irvin's show on ESPN Radio, which is on every day in Dallas, you can listen on-line at Once there, click on "Dallas" under the "get local" section. Randy Galloway, who covers the Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News, also has a show there. Bewteen ESPN Radio in Dallas and "The Ticket" radio station, you can pretty much hear people talking Cowboys all the time. Here is the link to the story about Irvin's new TV show:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Romo responds to criticism

Tony Romo has responded to some of the questions surrounding his leadership and desire to win. I feel better after reading this. Here is the story from the Dallas Morning News:

Aikman question's Romo's judgement

Troy doesn't think that Tony Romo fully understands what it means to be the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. I agree. Troy, if you recall, was also a bit of a heartthrob with the ladies, yet he was much more cool and Jeter-like about such things. Played it down. Never became the focus of what he was all about. Romo, on the other hand, had Carrie Underwood on the field with him before the game about two weeks after he got the job. I defended him on the trip to Mexico last year. It was probably only a 45-minute flight from Dallas and was no big deal, but sometimes he just rubs me the wrong way. Here is the ESPN story and a link to the radio interview with Aikman:

Galloway throws 'Boys under bus

Randy Galloway, who has been covering the Cowboys forever for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, wrote a column today about the state of the team that has gained some national attention. Other Dallas area writers are still calling for Jones to hire Shanahan. Here is the Galloway story:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dallas locker room disipline a joke

New reports are coming out of Dallas that team disipline was a joke during the 2008 season. Guys coming late for meetings, holding up plane flights ... and little was ever done about it. Can't we give Jimmy Johnson or Bill Parcells $10 million a year to come back? Here is the story

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Eagles fail, as usual

The Eagles lost their FOURTH NFC Championship Game today in recent years, which makes it a very good day. I actually like Donovan McNabb and hope that he now gets the hell out of that Godforsaken town so that I can root for the guy to succeed, but as for the rest of them, I take some joy in their humiliation and suffering. I hate Philly and the Eagles 10x more than Boston and the Red Sox, so anything that brings them pain brings me some sort of twisted happiness. Too bad the goody-two-shoes Steelers didn't lose as well. Never liked them either, nor their stupid yellow towels. Guess I'm a Cardinals fan for a few weeks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

DeMarcus Ware wins Butkus Award

Demarcus Ware not only made the All-Pro team but has also won the Butkus Award, which is given to the best linebacker in the NFL. Here is the story:

The Triplets remembered ....

Saw a great piece on "The Triplets" on the new "History of The Dallas Cowboys" DVD. Aikman, Irvin and Emmitt are interviewed and look back on their time together. It's very well done and very cool. I've been saying it for years, and I'll say it again: The 1992-1995 Dallas Cowboys were the greatest football team of all-time, and from what I've been hearing from some analyists, I'm not the only one that thinks so. Put any team that has ever played in the NFL on the field against them, and that Dallas team would kick their ass.

House cleaning continues ... Owen's next?

The Cowboys continue to clean some house. Got rid of criminal Pac-Man Jones. Fired the special teams coach and the defensive cooridinator. Rumor is T.O. may be next, though his agent denies it's even a possiblility. I say do it. I can't stand the site of his face. On the fence? Here's a decent story on the pros and cons: