Jerry Jones' Newest Bad Idea: "How 'Bout That Cowboy?"

Ryan HoganCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2009

Want to play football for the Dallas Cowboys?  Then you should audition for a new reality show called “How 'Bout That Cowboy?”

The winner gets to play for America’s Team.

Michael Irvin hosts the new Spike TV show that has 12 “football neophytes” competing for a spot on the Cowboys’ opening 80-player training camp roster.

The desperate dozen will be comprised of six receivers and six defensive backs.

The players will be judged on speed, toughness, football acumen, strip club etiquette, berating coordinators, getting in fights at night clubs, dating vapid celebrities and possessing marijuana.

“I’ve been waiting to do this since the first time I watched American Idol,” Irvin said. “American Idol is about singing and dreams. This is about football and dreams.”

Former Cowboys like Deion Sanders, Troy Aikman and Jay Novacek are scheduled to make guest appearances.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has already promised to suspend the new Cowboy player for four games.

The show will start this spring and run for 10 episodes. The winner will be cut the second after the last episode airs on Spike TV.

Michael Irvin is the show’s executive producer and creator. Appropriate enough, Irvin is working with 3 Ball Productions, the company that produces NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

The reality show that has the Cowboys winning a game in December is still in development.