Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; (Front row, left to right) Dallas Cowboys former receiver Michael Irvin meets with Dallas Cowboys current players Demarco Murray and Jason Witten and Tony Romo during the championship game of the Final Four between the Connecticut Huskies and the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys Versus The Media


This week has been another interesting week for the Dallas Cowboys.  It seems that every time you turn to social media’s or television there is always some kind of media based drama going on surrounding the Dallas Cowboys.

This week’s big shocker was the fact that certain Cowboys coaches and players were at the NCAA Championship game and former player Marcus Spears tweeted that this sends a bad message.  It’s nothing but stirring the pot.   Former players and media alike speculating that quarterback Tony Romo and head coach Jason Garrett are too close and this will only cause dissension in the ranks of the team.

Added onto the fact that known best friend forever, Jason Witten was also with Romo at the game.  Now is there anything wrong with being invited to the game and to sit with dignitaries? Probably not but with Marcus Spears comments the media has once again blown this out of proportion.

Then on the flip side, as a military wife and probably kicker Dan Bailey’s biggest fan (with the exception of his family and teammates), there was a heartwarming story of how Bailey spent the day with the United States Navy Blue Angels and fulfilled a wish on his bucket list.  There was a little blurb on NFL AM about the ride of Bailey’s life, so far, and then the NFL analyst started to grill Bailey on where was his invitation to join Romo and Garrett.  Bailey in his calm cool manner just simply stated “it got lost in the mail”.

So why does the media blow everything in Dallas to become some media soap opera? It is because the Dallas Cowboys sell and get ratings.  Even when the Cowboys are at their worst, they rank in the top of the ratings for the NFL every year.  People tune in to watch the Cowboys because they love them or they hate them.

There is no grey area with this team and the media knows it. Even owner and general manager, Jerry Jones, stated they are the best show on television.  Surprisingly enough, the Cowboys have no televised pre-season games this year and we as Cowboys fans know that this will not go well for the NFL.  It will be interesting to see how many prime-time games the Cowboys will get for the 2014/2015 NFL season.

So yes, the media is always out to get the Dallas Cowboys and find the silliest and most innocent thing to pick on whether it is during the season or the very long off-season.  No matter what, Cowboys fans can expect some story to break once a week that involves our team.  The Cowboys are the team the media loves to talk about.  And if people wonder why we still call ourselves “America’s Team”, it’s because we are!

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  • Guy Smith

    When we had Tom Landry here, this team was truly America’s Team, even during the Jimmy Johnson era, we always had a few characters, but nothing really embarrassing, plus that team also won..Now 15 years after our last Super Bowl, the team should look Outward and see what fans and players of other teams think of the Cowboys now..The words I usually see are “Circus”. Bad management”. and An embarrassment to those great teams, players and coaches that came before..I blame all of this on our owner.

  • Old Frog

    I don’t think the Cowboys are as popular as they were in the 70′s and 90′s (although winning could change that) but the sell tickets and get ratings. They are the Kardashians of the NFL.

  • Scott.

    Good article and good topic to discuss. Sadly I have to say that now a days they are hated more than liked. At one time that was not the case. Many years ago I started asking people why they dislike the cowboys. Most if not all say they can’t stand Jerry jones. No other reason such as winning too much (because that’s not the case). He’s made that bed and know he must lie in it. Also kind of like the left wing media, they push their agenda. Sports is the same and Jerry has made it all to easy to spin the cowboys in a negative light. The true lifelong faithful fans are the ones who suffer.