Boy, just one month into the off-season of our Dallas Cowboys and it already has been one hell of a media circus! So many story lines sprouted from the NFL's most talked about franchise. After the abysmal humiliating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, fans, media, and all the other ilk expounded about the future of the most prominent figures in the Dallas Cowboys family.
When/will Wade Phillips be fired?
Will Jason Garrett be hired by any of the teams looking for a Head Coach?
Will Jerry Jones demote Wade to Defensive coordinator and bring in Mike Shannahan, Bill Cowher, or Mike Holmgren as Head Coach?
Are there really rifts amongst offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, Jason Witten,
Terrell Owens, and Roy Williams (WR)?
Will T.O be cut or traded in the off-season?
How many times was the team plane late because of so many incidents- some by Jerry?
Will former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin's reality show be a hit and produce a legitimate football player fresh off the streets?
We know the answers to some of these questions, and I am sure there will be a litany of more issues and questions that will arise throughout this year. It appears for now Jerry will keep Wade as head coach or at the very least as Defensive coordinator. The Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, and Denver Broncos all passed on Jason Garrett for head coach. He will be coming back. Only time will tell if Owens will return for the 2009 season and if Jones can lure Cowher Shannahan or Holmgren to lead this team. As for the answers to other questions only time will tell.
I really enjoy being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. The media seems to surround them and report every little hiccup as if it was the end of the world. ESPN reports Tony Romo walking outside with Jessica Simpson as "BREAKING NEWS". In fact the sighting will probably be the lead in for the 6PM Sportscenter. Jerry Jones wants as much visibility for his franchise as humanly possible. Some would say enough is enough! I say keep it coming! I love how at any given moment I can tune into ESPN and watch a "BREAKING NEWS STORY" about the Cowboys, or at the very least something involving a player running along the news crawl on the bottom of the TV screen. If I am working and decide to surf the internet all I need to do is Google "Dallas Cowboys" and 1000's of links will appear and I can get my fix of up to the minute "Breaking News" about them.
No fans of any other major sports teams in the U.S. (except possibly the NY Yankees) are treated to such unprecedented media coverage. I also rejoice that the expansive coverage of the Cowboys is so wide and much in demand most of the football games are televised in New York. As much as all of the drama pains some of the fans, I relish it. Besides, with everything that currently is happening in the world, the drama that surrounds the Dallas Cowboys is free entertainment. During these tough times while some of us are suffering through tough economic hardships, we all can enjoy some free entertainment.