The situation in Dallas is beginning to make sense. It was announced this week that Michael Irvin is going to host a reality television show involving the Dallas Cowboys. Twelve wannabe football players will compete for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' opening eighty person training camp roster.
In a move that surprised few, the Dallas Cowboys fired Brian Stewart today. If Jerry Jones continues to follow the my-team-is-in-a-death-spiral playbook and lets Jason Garrett walk out the door, Wade Phillips is likely safe for at least one more season. Stewart was far from one of the core problems at Dallas. His unit was eighth in total defense, and led the league in sacks. He was, however, quite publicly stripped of his play calling duties after the 34-14 loss to the Rams this season.
The rumors and grumblings are growing within the Dallas Cowboys locker room that wide receiver Terrell Owens needs to be let go. I know I wouldn't shed a tear if he were given his papers. If this year proved anything, it's how critical chemistry is to a professional team. Looking strictly at the talent level in Dallas, they should have made a run deep into the playoffs. Instead, the team never really came together as a unit, and they didn't make the playoffs, finishing the season with a humiliating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dallas Cowboys began the process of cleaning house today, as Adam "Pacman" Jones was released. The only people that will miss his being in the Cowboys defensive backfield will be fans of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys release Jones after learning of yet another incident, this one a shooting outside a suburban Atlanta strip club in June 2007. Apparently, Jones did not disclose this incident to management.