Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sorry, ESPN: This Cowboys Team Won't Become the Circus You Want It To Be

by Chad Hensley Chad Hensley
Scribe, Featured Columnist
Written on November 04, 2009

Does ESPN report or create news when it comes to the Cowboys?

Tim McMahon of the newly formed wrote an article today on how Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is not on the same page as quarterback Tony Romo.

Now this is obvious to anyone with a pulse, but you can be sure ESPN will beat this dead horse into the ground.

ESPN's problem is the Cowboys are playing well, and, for the first time in a few years, there is little to no controversy within the organization. That doesn't bode well for ESPN ratings.

ESPN likes to create news instead of reporting it, especially when it comes to America's team. The difference is this year's Cowboys team is going to have nothing of it.

The Cowboys probably got rid of 75 percent of ESPN's articles written on them when they released Terrell Owens, Pacman Jones, and Tank Johnson. And even with those types of players, they still felt the need to manufacture stories .

Take, for example, the following quote in McMahon's article.

"He gets the ball thrown correctly his way," Williams said of Austin. "I'm stretching and falling and doing everything. Everybody [else] who's been here's balls are there. Our footballs [from Romo to Williams] are everywhere right now."

Now I don't know what context this was said in, but it doesn't sound like the Roy Williams that we have been hearing all year—the one who wants to win, even if he isn't getting his touches.

Unfortunately for the ESPN vultures, if that quote isn't taken out of context, it will be dealt with internally by the team.

You see the 2009 Cowboys have real leadership this year, with players like Keith Brooking. Brooking and Co. will put Williams in his place, and the team will move on, with or without Williams.