The Dallas Cowboys have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Does America’s Team still have a culture problem?
The Dallas Cowboys have been in the news lately for various reasons that most fans would rather not talk about. Arrests, suspensions, and even false bravado have headlined America’s Team lately.
The last several seasons the Cowboys have led the NFL in player suspensions. A big majority of that was because of Randy Gregory and Rolando McClain, but those were far from the only culprits.
Orlando Scandrick, David Irving, DeMarcus Lawrence, and soon to be Damien Wilson have all been suspended by the NFL in the recent past.
Cowboy’s head coach Jason Garrett always preaches about the “right kind of guy” when selecting players for this football team. What exactly does that mean? It appears he isn’t exactly following that motto on the defensive side of the ball.
Perhaps it isn’t only his decision. It’s well known that Owner and CEO Jerry Jones often muddles in personnel decisions. Maybe Jerry has been hesitant to get rid of some of his guys. I believe it should be firmly up to the head coach who stays on this team.
While the offensive players have been good off the field for the most part, there has still been some minor issues. Dak Prescott was targeting for fake autographs, and Zeke Elliott is always a target for scrutiny.
I will admit both of those players are targeted unfairly. Nothing has been proven that either player has been accused of. It’s time for Dallas to keep their players in the news for the right type of things.
How will the team fix this recent issue? I believe it is time to send a swift and firm message to the entire roster. If a player breaks the law, or gets suspended, they should know they will be replaced.
I propose the team should cut Randy Gregory and Damien Wilson. Send the message that the culture expects excellence on and off the field.
Gregory has done absolutely nothing since being drafted 60th overall a few years ago. Wilson was showing signs of being a good player and potential starter, but that means nothing now. All the talent in the world can’t help the team if it isn’t on the field.
Cutting bait with some of these troubled players may wake the rest of the team up. You have to follow the rules of society and the league or you will not have the privilege to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Garrett is always preaching to the fans and media about the process. Well, sir, you better tighten the process up before the crack in the dam leads to a flood you can’t control!
Time will tell if the culture is changing in Big D, or if it was a few bad apples.