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!