Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is well aware of Pac Man’s wishes. But it doesn’t mean the troubled and suspended cornerback will become a Cowboy.
In my own humble opinion, Pac Man Jones is a loser. That doesn’t mean he cannot turn his life around. Although he still is visiting the strip clubs, and getting accused of breaking the rules, somehow his name has become a hot topic in the NFL rumor mill.
He hasn’t even been reinstated to the NFL. Until then, it’s worthless to even think he’ll go anywhere but the strip clubs. I doubt Pac Man will be reinstated this year. He hasn’t shown a glimpse of change in his life, and he hasn’t played in a football game in well over a year. There’s no guarantee the former West Virginia college player will even be able to compete at the same level. I doubt he’s working out at the gym on a regular basis and chasing down the deep passes in practices. What he is doing is rapping with the thugs and smoking dope.
Mickey Spagnola spouts off today about all the rumors surrounding the Cowboys and Jerry Jones. Here is how he starts it:
Here is the best part of free agency being one-week-old, and maybe the biggest relief: We have answers. You have answers. Concrete ones. And all the mash potatoes seasoned with rumors, irresponsible blogs and speculation, didn’t stick, hardly a one of them, all simply sliding off the wall.
Irresponsible blogs and speculation? I am not sure what led Spagnola to take a pot shot at all of us, but I feel inclined to give Mickey a lesson in Blogging 101.
Mickey, bloggers are not trying to be journalists. Bloggers engage readers in a far different way than you and newspapers. Bloggers are charged with discussing everything and anything under the sun. For this blog, we discuss everything and anything under the Dallas Cowboys. If I hear of a rumor, we’ll discuss it. We’ll debate if such a rumor would be a good idea. Never has this site turned a rumor into truth. However, if we look back on a real newspaper journalist who reported that Marion Barber was to get just a 1st round tender, you gotta question you “responsible” guys, too.
Point is, there is absolutely NOTHING irresponsible about discussing a rumor, even if such rumor is created by some idiotic peon with a keyboard. I never saw one blogger say the Cowboys were going to sign Asante Samuel, Randy Moss, Javon Walker or Donte Stallworth. I did see a lot of blogs discuss the possibilities. This was one of those blogs.
Yet, we’re irresponsible? But angry Spangnola does finally make some good points. The Cowboys may not have had a frenzy in free agency, but they sure did shore up the team for the future with the current players on the team. Tony Romo, Patrick Crayton, Jay Ratliff, L.P. Ladouceur, Ken Hamlin, Marion Barber, Chris Canty, Flo Adams and Zach Thomas all appear to be solid Cowboys for at least one more year.
That one more year may be all we need to win a record sixth Super Bowl.