Even during the doldrums of the NFL offseason, the Dallas Cowboys are a lead talking point for national sports debate shows.
That speaks to the organization's monstrous brand and following. With that, however, comes relentless trolling and tired takes that turn the fan base off from wanting to consume the content in the first place.
How many times can one panel discuss Dak Prescott's interception troubles in 2022, or bash the decision to fire Kellen Moore and empower Mike McCarthy, or whether the Cowboys will finally exorcise their Super Bowl demons?
Too many times to count.
Popular FS1 morning show Undisputed is famous for this largely because Cowboys "fan" Skip Bayless is one of the co-hosts. If fans thought Shannon Sharpe was insufferable at playing devil's advocate, Bayless' next potential co-host after he and Sharpe had a falling out is worse than fans could have ever imagined.
Does the name LeSean McCoy ring a bell?
LeSean McCoy joining 'Undisputed' would be awful for Cowboys fans
We know what you're going to say: Just don't watch. We don't, but Bayless -- for reasons we'll never understand -- has a massive following and "Undisputed's" ratings reflect that. It's crazy to say, but some folks will even hate watch for the sake of entertainment, which only drive up ratings.
Regardless, McCoy joining Bayless makes for horrendous television.
Bayless himself seldom speaks glowingly of the Cowboys. The general media is home to myriad Cowboys trolls, but McCoy might just be the worst of the bunch, which says a lot considering his media career just recently got off the ground.
The former Eagles running back has toed the lines between trolling and disrespecting current athletes. In December -- around the time McCoy became a regular co-host on FS1's "Speak for Yourself" -- McCoy made waves when he called Dak Prescott "ass" on national television.
Incredibly, McCoy doubled down a month later calling Prescott "ass" after the Cowboys' playoff loss to the 49ers. Mind you, this is the Walter Payton Man of the Year, a two-time Pro Bowler and the former AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.
None of that matters to McCoy, which is why Cowboys fans view him as a troll. No matter what Prescott does, until he wins a Super Bowl McCoy won't change his stance.
Fox made it clear long ago that it cares more about money and ratings than its employees engaging in articulate sports debate.
"Undisputed" is a tough watch to begin with, but pairing Skip and McCoy, maybe the two biggest trolls in the industry, is a nightmare waiting to happen.