Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tank at ease, ready to roll forward in Dallas

by Ashly Elam
Source: www.kbmt12.com

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboy Tank Johnson's laugh can
often be heard along with the banging of shoulder pads during

One year ago Johnson wasn't in a training camp or on a roster.
He was still facing an eight-game NFL suspension because of
off-field issues.

Now the nose tackle's true personality is starting to show.
Johnson says the Cowboys are a lot of fun.

Dallas signed Johnson, still on waivers after being released by
Chicago, after Jason Ferguson suffered a season-ending biceps
injury in the season opener.

Johnson had to serve his suspension and didn't play until midway
through the season.

Johnson kept a low profile after joining the Cowboys, even after
he started playing.

Coach Wade Phillips says Johnson is a lot of fun to be around,
but he wants to do well on the football field -- and that's the
most important thing.