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Things Are Finally Quiet In Dallas

In a sense, it’s almost relieving to be without so much of the attention that Dallas has garnered for themselves in recent months. With the variety of gab ranging from Owens to Romo and Witten, and even talk of gag orders, puppets, and the draft; it’s nice to see a lull before the storm.

A quick look around the blogosphere and already this morning I’m feeling a bit left out. Dozens of articles and nary a one about the Dallas Cowboys, unless of course you check out the Dallas Morning News blog or the Fort Worth Star-Telegram … but they almost have to write about the Cowboys.

In a sense, it’s almost relieving to be without so much of the attention that Dallas has garnered for themselves in recent months. With the variety of gab ranging from Owens to Romo and Witten, and even talk of gag orders, puppets, and the draft; it’s nice to see a lull before the storm.

I say storm, yeah. Pre-draft free agency is basically over in Dallas, unless a gift falls into their laps with having only about $5 million left in cap space this year, so the next thing we really have to look forward to is the NFL owners meetings next week, and then the start of the Cowboys off-season conditioning program. That’ll be it until the draft, or will it?

I mean the conditioning program might not be as uneventful as it tends to be, not this year. Not after seeing so many injuries last year to players that, quite frankly, are expected to be huge factors this year for the Cowboys. Will Felix Jones continue to show signs that he’ll be ready? Sure it’s early, he’ll likely not do anything more than he has been doing with rehab so far, but you know it’ll make a headline somewhere.

What about Roy Williams, is the new top receiver in shape enough to take over for Owens? He probably will be, but I guess we just won’t know until the headlines tell us so, right?

It’ll be fruitful gossip to last us until the next real football action takes place in the draft. Just look around the web and you’ll find big headlines about Plax skipping voluntary workouts in New York; Cutler throwing tantrums because his new team entertains trade offers, and make no mistake about it, it’s a new team under first-time Head Coach Josh McDaniels.

You’ll find articles claiming trade talks have really heated up between Julius Peppers’ agent and the New England Patriots, where the compensation is expected to be the #34 overall pick, the very pick that the Pats obtained when they traded Matt Cassel to Kansas City.

And lest we forget the multitude of mock drafts that are floating around out there, some claiming the Cowboys will take a risk on Pat White even though his biggest stock increase has come from the pure speculatory observations of his proposed value in the draft. Imagine that, determining his draft value is increasing his draft value … in a fashion so fitting with the perceptions of the Jerry World Order, why not say the Cowboys are interested. And while the Cowboys have been known to love QB/WR combo guys, I think we’ve got our hands full enough in that area between Crayton and Stanback.

So it’s a lull before the storm … and for the first time in a while, the Cowboys aren’t topping the charts. Nary an article in sight outside of the local media market. Even the latest news of T-New and his comments regarding Romo and his fling, which some say has ended by the way, was old news being recycled back into the spotlight.

Sure it won’t last, but that’s not the point. It’s inevitable that Terrell Owens will get bored in Buffalo soon and start “setting things straight” with the situation he made sure to set ablaze in Dallas last December.

No, the point is that for now, at least, the Cowboys have fallen out of the spotlight. A sure sign that perhaps the drama has finally ended in Big D … that just maybe Elvis has indeed left the building. It’s going to be interesting to see how and when the next big story breaks about Dallas … any takers for it being an ESPN report? I thought so.

Bryson Treece

Nothing gives me greater joy than the experience of being a Dallas Cowboys fan come time to check another victory on the schedule every Sunday. I live Inside the Star everyday and blog on it occasionally, as well. Follow us on Twitter - @InsideTheStarDC

7 Comments
  • Bryan Martin

    Hey bro… next headline will involve ole Greg Ellis… Count on it! It’s an infinite loop!

  • https://insidethestar.com/ BTreece

    He’s already got it on DC.com, got it last night over the new NFLPA chief. At least he ain’t bitching yet.

  • http://www.cowboysfanrebellion.com Craig

    Bryson, you forgot. There is controversy steaming. It’s all they are talking about in the Dallas media today. And, that’s the “huge” debacle between Romo and Newman. They are making drama out of nothing, IMO. He said nothing that should warrant two full daysof media attention, and two supplemental interviews to “make the story”.

    Oh, the doldrums of the offseason.

    Craig

    http://www.CowboysFanRebellion.com

  • https://insidethestar.com/ BTreece

    Yeah … But at the time I wrote this it was mainly just local media around here getting twisted over that. But come on, just wouldn’t be the Cowboys if the local media wasn’t starting something.

  • http://www.cowboysfanrebellion.com Craig

    Oh, I agree. They will always find something to dredge up drama about. Like you said, if the Cowboys weren’t in the media, we will know that the apocalypse is upon us.

    http://www.CowboysFanRebellion.com

  • Austin

    Romo and Simpson? is it to early to start that crap?

  • https://insidethestar.com/ BTreece

    No, it’s too late to start that crap. I really hope the media and fans just let that one die. Should have never been issue anyway, but in a country that cares so much about a president getting some head, what can I really expect?

    Romo just needs to shut up, put up, and play some damn football this year … quiet his critics.

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