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Greg Ellis Calls Out Cowboys Organization

Greg Ellis was one of the few, the proud, the speaking Cowboys in the locker room today.

T.O. didn’t speak.

Ellis called out the team for not putting its best foot forward.  My boys at the Morning News blog are all over it. 

Coach Wade Phillips is too soft on these guys right now.  Owner Jerry Jones is out there covering for Pacman Jones.  Tony Romo’s turnovers haven’t been addressed, the defense has not played up to snuff, and Ellis is the guy who says we need to get better. 

Good for you Greg.

“I’m just disappointed in this organization right now,” said Ellis, who is in his 11th year with the Cowboys. “From the whole deal of it. Things just aren’t going real good.

“Before the game, I said everybody’s got to take part in this football team – the strength coaches, the coaches, the owners, the head coaches. This football team is truly a team sport. You need everybody to win. Everybody has to do their best for us to win. Right now, I feel like we — players, Greg Ellis included, all of us — we’re just not putting our best foot forward right now.”

Pacman Fights With His Own Bodyguard

Pacman Jones was supposed to be walking the straight and narrow.  Now the news hits that he was fighting with a member of his own security team.

This bad news because starting corner Terence Newman could miss six weeks because he may need sports hernia surgery according to ESPN.com.

My man Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram is all over this story:

 Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is in trouble again.

CBS/Channel 11 first reported Wednesday that Jones was involved in a fight Tuesday night at the Joule Hotel in Dallas, damaging a bathroom.

Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

At least two sources confirmed the incident for the Star-Telegram:

According to the sources, Jones was attending a party hosted by the rapper Ludacris, who is in town shooting a movie with actor Mark Wahlberg.

Jones apparently got in a violent scuffle with his bodyguard, Tommy Jones. According to a source, it’s not the first time Jones and his bodyguard have come to blows.

Tuesday’s altercation came less than two weeks after Jones had been told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to refrain from going out and to keep a lower profile.

Staying out of social situations that could lead to trouble were part of the stipulations of Adam Jones’ reinstatement to the league after being suspended in 2007 for repeated violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

“It’s in his best interest to keep that profile low,” Jerry Jones said recently.

Coincidentally, news of Jones’ latest incident came the same day NFL commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility.

Terence Newman Has A New Injury

It’s not looking good for cornerback Terence Newman to play on Sunday.

Head coach Wade Phillips says Newman has an abdominal injury to go along with his groin injury.

Newman got a contract extension in the offseason for 50 million dollars.  The cynic in me says Jerry Jones should have made Newman play out the season and then give him a new contract.

The other part of me says you can’t help injuries.

T-New is a good guy, but the old saying goes, “You can’t help the club in the tub.”

They Still Won’t Let T.O. Go In Philly

Man, they really aren’t over Terrell Owens in Philadelphia.  Do you see anybody in DFW still harping on Alex Rodriguez leaving the Texas Rangers? No, we’ve moved on around here.

In Philly, they are obessed with it.

Well, the folks in Philly usually get to decide who they will run out of town:  Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Randall Cunningham, etc. 

Not with T.O., he talked and acted his way in Philly.  They still are looking back though, Ashley Fox reports.

T.O. To The Rescue

The Cowboys need to hit Cleveland with a heavy dose of Terrell Owens in the season opener.

Check out my Star-Telegram column on it Saturday for my reasons why.

Also, one of T.O.’s harhest critics, Cris Collinsworth, of NBC Sports finally comes around him/

Carolina’s Steve Smith Could Be On The Trade Block

I was talking to my old radio partner Brian Estridge gave some skinny on Steve Smith of the Panthers who recently broke the nose of his teammate Ken Lucas at practice.

Lucas will miss 2 to 3 weeks of action.  Smith was suspended two days for his attack on a teammate.

The fight started over Lucas’ recent nosejob.  Seriously. 

Apparently owner Jerry Richardson is tired of Smith’s ways.  It’s not the first time Smith has gone after a teammate.

If Richardson wants to move him the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a speedy receiver. 

The Panthers don’t have a 1st round pick in next year’s draft either, but if I’m Jerry Jones I only offer a second round pick.  I’m not sure I’d even want Smith on the Cowboys.  He’s seems to be a Me guy and they just don’t need that right now.

Smith could be one heck of a talent.  His stock is real low so maybe it’s worth a phone call on Jerry’s part. Smith image is in the toilet right now.

Should the Cowboys make a trade for him…discuss

Joe Horn….A Dallas Cowboy?

If Terry Glenn doesn’t sign that injury waiver Adam Schefter of NFL.com says the Cowboys could go with Joe Horn at wide receiver.  Old man Joe Horn. 

Here is what he wrote:

Wide receiver Joe Horn: Atlanta doesn’t want to pay Joe Horn’s $2.5 million base salary, which has a skill/injury guarantee. But Dallas might. In the event that it cannot reach a compromise deal with wide receiver Terry Glenn, Dallas already is eyeing Horn. He now has become Plan 1A. Should Dallas trade a late-round pick for Horn, he would be the latest big-name acquisition for a Cowboys team that this offseason already has acquired linebacker Zach Thomas, cornerback Adam Jones, running back Felix Jones and cornerback Mike Jenkins. Horn could help the Cowboys on and off the field. On the field, Horn is not the receiver he once was, but he still could contribute to Dallas’ high-powered attack. Off it, he could provide an example for the way professionals are supposed to act. Horn is one of the league’s more respected players and the Cowboys locker room would be better with him in it. Dallas is debating the merits of trading for Horn; those efforts could be, and will be, ramped up depending on what happens with Glenn.