The Dallas Cowboys finally lead the NFL in something, the number of stories posted this week and last week regarding the team and its off-field activities.
Last week Saturday, we read the sad news about Jerry Brown and the accident that killed him. From there we went to the game in which the Cowboys won over the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-19. The emotional win should have been the high point of the week considering what had happened 24 hours before.
We then hear about the tiff between Jay Ratliff and Jerry Jones. Funny thing is…that incident occurred after the game with the Philadelphia Eagles a week ago. The story just surfaces a few days ago and again, the Cowboys make headlines once again. There was even a story today about it as Jones states that “he thinks the world of Jay” and as the story concludes, it is stated that there will not be any type of discipline against Ratliff.
Read a story today that continues to talk about the accident from Saturday on how Josh Brent didn’t help out Jerry Brown at first during the accident. How he had to be begged to go help his friend out of the burning car. This story was followed by Brent’s presence at the private memorial for the departed Brown.
Today, the Cowboys were once again in the news as they sign Michael Coe, a cornerback. The speculation is that he was signed in case Mo Claiborne isn’t able to go after his face lacerations from Sunday’s game.
Then of course, we have the news about Dez Bryant and his ailing finger. Many stories yesterday had Bryant on the IR. Some stories had Bryant as day-to-day while some were already writing off the Cowboys because Bryant is done for the season. The stories went from having torn ligaments to a fractured finger. Today, there are reports that Bryant himself will be the one making the decision on if he plays or not.
I am sure that there will be more stories to add to this list as the week progresses, the Cowboys have rarely been a team that doesn’t grab a few headlines. It just seems like this week, there are more than usual. And with Jerry Jones, you can bet that there will be more as he will give his take on the events of the week. What can we say, this is America’s team! And Dallas is finally leading the league in something! Let’s hope our Cowboys can keep leading the story lines with a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.