Wait just a minute. Before anyone out in the football world starts saying that Dallas is the team to beat they need to step back and look at the overall situation when it comes to the Cowboys. Now I am the biggest Cowboy backer in the world and it is painful to write a column like this but since I want to become a professional, unbiased columnist its a tough pill to swallow. Lets look at some of the things this team will face this year.
If you turn on your television or radio on Monday, January 22, 2007 to ESPN or FOX Sports Radio or TSN or your local sports affiliate, you will hear the talking heads say the following four things:
“Bill Parcells was tired and wasn’t getting any joy from winning so he retired” , “The next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys could from college or pros but already has head coaching experience (ala Norv Turner, Charlie Weis, Bob Stoops, Jeff Fisher, et al…)”, “Bill Parcells is a Hall of Fame coach and the Dallas Cowboys are better off now then they were when he first arrived after 3 consecutive 5-11 seasons”, and “I was surprised to hear this and so were several players in the locker room”.
When you watch ESPN after anything happens with Terrell Owens, you get a sense of hypocrisy. Let’s take this latest incident where he spit in DeAngelo Hall’s face. Wait this is the same DeAngelo Hall that took a cheap shot at Rudi Johnson’s knees in week 8. At least getting spit on doesn’t injure you. ESPN talks about Tank Johnson and his off the field issues by simply stating what happened. They don’t dig deep into his character and talk about him being a problem for his team. I know T.O. has done a lot in his tenure as an NFL receiver do deserve attention, but maybe everyone should just state the facts and move on. Is it really necessary to talk every week about how he’s such a problem and how something needs to be done before it blows up in their face. Well, based on what they’ve said from the beginning, the Cowboys should be feeling the backlash by now. You don’t have to like T.O. because of all the things he’s done, but you sure can ignore it. My god it’s the only way Cowboys fans can continue to like their team. This isn’t a defense of Terrell Owens, but rather a story about the focus of the people at ESPN.
I officially have a man-crush on Tony Romo, and the momentum he’s brought to this Cowboys team just might be enough to carry them deep into the playoffs.
By David J. Cohen
Yesterday Cowboys WR Terrell Owens attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on prescription pain killers. According to sources, 35 of the 40 pills remaining in the prescription were still remaining before yesterday. The medication was intended to help Owens deal with his recent injury, a broken bone involving his right ring finger.
When I worked at Fed-ex packaging, there were packages that we would have to stock on the trucks that read “fragile.” My fellow employees only handled these packages with nothing but the utmost extreme care. They would pick them up ever so lightly, and place them ever so gently into the stocking truck. Eh-hem. Only in a perfect world.
Irving, TX — So, it took Bill Parcells 48 days to comment on the
acquisition of one of the most controversial professional athletes of this generation. Some want to make an issue of the fact that it took so long for Parcells to address the signing of the Cowboys’ new superstar wide receiver, Terrell Owens. But when it comes to Dallas media and the Cowboys, to say that the microscope is extremely
high powered would be a grand understatement. Show me a Cowboy beat reporter who leaves stones unturned or loose spin jobs, and I’ll show you an AM traffic reporter in Huntsville.
One could make the statement that the Dallas Cowboys should have made the playoffs last year, and that they should have beaten the Redskins, Broncos, Raiders and Seahawks. They didn’t do any of that but this season will tell a much different story.
The decade of the 1990’s were a significant time in my life. I was maturing in a way to become able to form my own opinions, make decisions for myself, etc. Basically, I was growing from a child into a teenager. However, despite the many memories I encountered during this decade, and the many different things I saw or experienced, the image that stands out in my mind more vibrant than the rest is a big blue star. That big blue star is none other than the star of the Dallas Cowboys.
Yes, he was one of the best to play the game but I already forgot about him.