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Pacman Risk Pays Off For Jerry Jones

Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones made the trade with Tennessee to bring Pacman Jones to the Cowboys. 

It was a risk that paid off today because Jones was reinstated by the NFL.  He can play in the season opener September 7th in Cleveland.

This is the official statement from the team:

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones was re-instated to play in the NFL for the 2008 season today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.    

“This is another step in the process,” said Jones.  “I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I understand my responsibilities to the Dallas Cowboys and the National Football League.  Right now I just want to keep working hard so I can accomplish the goals that I have set for myself both on and off the field.”

“Adam has worked hard to get to this point, but he also knows that there is still a lot of work ahead of him,” said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.   “He is fully aware of the opportunity that he has been given, and he knows that this is an ongoing process.”

Jason Witten Is Right…Know Your Role Martellus Bennett

Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News Cowboys blog got the scoop on the Jason Witten-Martellus Bennett relationship.

Witten is given him tough love.  The same tough love he got from former head coach and former teammate Dan Campbell.

The message is simple.  Know your damn role.  Seriously.  The rookie from Texas A&M has to realize this is the National Football League and everybody has talent. 

Bennett sometimes thinks he can just rely on his natural skills to get by.  This ain’t the Big 12.  He’s not in Aggieland anymore. This is the pros.  On the HBO TV show Hard Knocks, we’ve seen Bennett look disinterested sometimes.  I saw it at camp in Oxnard.

Please understand my take, I love the kid’s talent.  He just has to mature. 

I know Jason and he’s a great guy, but he works hard and expects others to do the same.  

Back to what I said, Bennett needs to know his role.  That means get in the playbook night and day, do what Witten does and perform when the time comes.

Witten should be applauded for keeping the bar high.

Witten told Timmy Mac:

“He says it all the time: ‘Jason doesn’t like me,'” Witten said of Bennett. “It’s not that I don’t like him. It’s just that I’m letting him figure it out. He’s got to figure it out first, and once he does, obviously that’s where I come along.

“He’s got a good position coach that pushes him, obviously. When he’s ready for it, I’ll definitely be able to talk to him and push his buttons. But you’ve got to figure it out first, and he’s well on his way to doing that.”

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Tony Romo’s Dad Gives His Thoughts On Jessica Simpson

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is very close with his dad.  You can say they are best friends. 

Ramiro Romo is a driven ex-Navy man who’s competitiveness has been passed down to his son.

I went up to their hometown of Burlington, Wisconsin, in July and asked Ramiro what he thought about his son dating celebrity singer Jessica Simpson. 

And for a bonus, I got Romo’s take on it as well.

Just click here to see what they had to say on the record only to NBC 5 Sports.

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Michael Strahan Says No To Big Blue

I guess the New York Giants didn’t want to pay enough money to get Michael Strahan out of retirement.  Actually, it wasn’t about the money, but Strahan told Foxsports.com he didn’t want to play.

The Giants tried to lure him out of the Fox Sports booth since they lost defensive end Osi Umenyoria for the season.

That’s good news for Cowboys tackles Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams.

Strahan told Jay Glazer:

“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan said from Greece. “But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.

“I have gone back and forth on this because as a player you’ll always want to play, you’ll never lose that urge to be out there. But I could only do this if I could commit 100 percent, physically, mentally, emotionally and I can’t do that. I’ve tried to convince myself and my body to give it one more year, but in the end I just don’t think I could turn it on like I need to again.”

Strahan and the team held discussions and he says the money was enough to do the deal. But in the end, it became a matter of whether or not he wanted to put his body through the rigors of another NFL season.

Cowboys Beat Houston 23-22

The Cowboys are unbeaten at Texas Stadium in the preseason as they win the Governor’s Cup with a 23-22 victory.

The first team offense and defense looked very sharp.  Wade Phillips said, “I thought the 1st group stepped it up and we needed to do that.”

He also praised is offensive line.   One bad bit of news, guard Kyle Kosier went out with a foot injury and they will wait for an MRI result Saturday.

He also praised Pacman Jones, Marion Barber and Nick Folk.

Josh Cribbs Has High Ankle Sprain

The Cleveland Browns are battling injury problems.  Quarterback Derek Anderson suffered a concussion against the Giants in a preseason loss.  He may not play another game until September 7th against the Cowboys to open the season according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Giants laid a whuppin’ the Browns, who also lost starting safety Brodney Pool and tight end Brad Cieslak to concussions and linebacker Leon Williams to a neck injury.

Pro Bowl Wide receiver Braylon Edwards sufffered a freak foot injury early in camp and isn’t 100%.

Now Pro Bowl special teams ace Joshua Cribbs has a high ankle sprain.  It happened in that Monday Night Debacle against the G-Men.  Cribbs is the best return man in the game outside of Chicago Bear Devin Hester.

High ankle sprains take four to six weeks to heal.   I doubt he will be able to play the season opener against the Cowboys and if he does…..Cribbs won’t be 100%.

So This Is What Happened to Greg Williams Of The Ticket

Man, the tale of former Ticket talk show host Greg Williams is wild.  Dallas Observer sports writer Richie Whitt pens an all timer. 

Greg spent a lot of time on the radio going after guys like Michael Irvin, Roy Tarpley, Quincy Carter, Steve Howe, Leon Lett, and Barry Bonds for drug use…only to be a drug user himself.  Karma is a strong thing.

This one is really long, but worth the read.

I feel for current Hardline talk show host Corby Davidson.  He gets shed in a bad light in this article.  Having been through radio breakups, I know there is more to what Whitt wrote.  Corby can’t go on the record because his bosses want him to just let the situation go away, but we know it won’t.

I’m glad Greg didn’t take his own life.  I hope he can move on.  There is more to life than sports radio.  Trust me. I know.

Funny, I asked Greg one time what he was doing to lose weight.  He told me he was doing boxing and he stopped eating anything white, like rice or potatoes.   After reading this story I realized he had lap band surgery.  I was lied to, but it’s all good.

 


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