Dallas Cowboys & Reality TV

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“Pete”

Since: Jan 09

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 22, 2009
Michael Irvin is launching a reality TV show in which 12 “football neophytes” will compete for an impressive grand prize: a spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp roster. The Cowboys confirmed that one of their 80 roster spots will go to the show’s winner. The show, which doesn’t yet have a title, will air this spring on Spike. It is being produced by the same company that’s behind “The Biggest Loser” and many other reality TV hits. The show will pit six receivers and six defensive backs.
“I don’t see how you can make this a negative for the Dallas Cowboys,” Irvin said.“We all talk of doing good things for the community, for people, giving people opportunities. Jerry has stepped up and said,‘OK, let’s do it.”’
[AP]

The way that it is bad for the Cowboys is that it emphasizes how goofy they are. Bad chemistry in the locker room will not improve if some guy off the street makes the team. It looks like desperation for a failing franchise. And it expands on the circus atmosphere when you add Reality TV into the mix. Jerry Jones is an idiot. Of course he will agree to this. It’s a publicity stunt and a cheap way to scout nobodies with a dream like the Wahlberg movie,“Invincible.” This is insane. What’s next?

“Pete”

Since: Jan 09

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 22, 2009
Jerry Jones' priorities are skewed. Publicity is NOT more important than chemistry.

However, I think he is correct about T.O. and the other roster questions.
There are no holes in the depth chart. The team is full of quality players. But none of them know how to play football. They like dolls and playing dress up. They like wipping Wade Phillips with wet towels in the shower. They like playing doctor with each other. Once the team starts to become just that, a TEAM, then they can be considered one.

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