If the Dallas Cowboys Went Hollywood

Feb 9, 2012, Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Hills. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

With almost a month and a half of  the NFL’s equivalent of  the deadzone, lets take a moment to decompress.   Lets have some mindless fun!

It’s all so serious at Valley Ranch and in CowboysNation.  At the OTA’s and mini camp, players talked tough about everything from critics and  falling short to leadership and singular focus.  Fans can’t agree on who’s over rated and even though we all feel a draft, we can’t agree on where the window is and if its open.

Aug 15, 2010; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Sean Lee (50) signs autographs at training camp at River Ridge field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Meanwhile, as I sit here in Southern California waiting impatiently for the Dallas Cowboys to arrive for their training camp in Oxnard,  I can’t help but feel a little bit like the paparazzi waiting for a peek at ‘Brangelina’.  This got me thinking.

The Dallas Cowboys are sometimes treated like the movie-stars of the NFL  (OK, reality stars).  So let me take one very bored step farther  and ask the question no one is asking:  If the Dallas Cowboys were a movie-star, what movie-star would they be?

If you think this is silly, you’re right.  But can you also agree that once training camp starts, everything is going to ramp up and take on a life of its own to the point where we might long for this down time.  No?  Whatever…I’ll go first.

February 8, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Movie actor Will Ferrell introduces the players prior to tip off of a game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Chicago Bulls at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The movie-star I’m picking is not necessarily the one I would want to represent the ‘Boys, just the one that best represents them as they are.   There is a little bit of a circus that surrounds the Cowboys mainly due to Jerry Jones.  So an element of clown would be necessary.  The Cowboys are also very popular so it would have to be someone who is a clown and hugely popular.  This narrows me to 3 stars.  Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Since the Dallas cowboys haven’t had much success lately, Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler are out.  That leaves Jim Carrey, a hugely popular movie star that’s a bit of a clown, has been serious a few times but hasn’t had a hit in a while.  Regardless, he is one of my favorite actors (and the best serious actor of the group I mentioned)

So Jim Carrey is  who the Cowboys would be if they were a movie-star.  I’d rather it be Mark Walberg, but that just doesn’t fit this team right now.  Wouldn’t that be cool though?  After every game the Cowboys win, they tell the other team –  “say hello ta ya mutha faw me”.  Instead they are more likely to say – “Alrighty Then!”

What movie-star do you think the Dallas Cowboys are?   Think about it and let me know.   We can always go back to serious next week.


Artie Cappello














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