The press continues to use unknown sources to create stories of turmoil far greater than any Dallas Cowboys fan could believe. In case you have not read or noticed, the Dallas Morning News and the Forth-Worth paper are sharing sports content because the newspaper industry is in shambles.
So, Calvin Watkins, who writes for the Forth-Worth newspaper, has a story today using unknown sources to paint a picture of hell in the Dallas Cowboys locker room, as if we haven’t heard enough of it already.
The team charter left late for road games five times this season because players were late to the airport according to three sources. The total represented more than half of the eight regular season away games. Sources declined to name the late players. The Philadelphia trip was delayed by more than an hour.
If tru, this is pathetic and the blame must be placed on the coaching staff for not disciplining this team. How can this happen? I wonder who the players are. Coach Wade Phillips fined players $100 freaking dollars for being late, compared with Bill Parcells’ fines of $5,000 to $12,000. No that Parcells had this team on a stronger path to a championship, but at least there was some discipline.
Terrell Owens was a repeat offender for being late to team meetings, the sources told Watkins.
And then there’s comments about Tony Romo and his practice habits. And this doesn’t come from just one source; it comes from FIVE SOURCES!
According to five sources, several offensive players lost respect for Garrett for his failure to corral quarterback Tony Romo in practice. Romo, sources said, often forced throws in practice and often did not treat practice work consistently.
The quarterback’s practice habits were so bad, sources said, that they affected the way he played in games and could have factored into the offense’s problems.
We know that the Cowboys have pledged major changes to fix this team. But I wonder when those major changes are going to occur, because so far there have been no surprises.