Let me start by saying that Gil Brandt is the Godfather when it comes to the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys. He has forgotten and dismissed more about the game of football than I or any of us will ever know. Capeesh? Capeesh. As loyal members of Cowboys Nation we can admittedly look at things through America's Team-tinted glasses.
The Dallas Cowboys have entered their third week of organized team activities (OTA's) and minicamp practices are just around the corner. If you believe the talk by those people who have been fortunate enough to watch some of these OTA's, then you probably already know that it looks as if the Cowboys players are practicing with a greater sense of urgency and a renewed energy. Former Vice President of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, Gil Brandt, was on hand to watch two different OTA practices last week and shared a lot of interesting observations based on what he saw from the team as a whole and from individual players. Brandt was a key part of the Cowboys organization from 1960 up until 1989 when the Jerry Jones era began. At age 83, Brandt is still a well-recognized voice of opinion around the NFL and currently contributes as a senior analyst for NFL.