Being America's Team and all, there is never a dull moment when covering the Dallas Cowboys. Even in the middle of summer, there is always something to talk about.
Coming off yet another 8-8 season filled with the typical turmoil, it's safe to say this offseason has been action packed. Time to examine what social media says about the Cowboys' summer.
Let's start with an update to the Dez Bryant Saga. In April, he signed with Jordan brand and apparently has been receiving advice from Michael Jordan himself, as well as fellow Jordan signee Chris Paul.
And it looks like Bryant has been heeding their words. Even going so far as to mentor third-round pick Terrence Williams, and has shown character improvements during the offseason.
But despite these steps in the right directions, Bryant's past haunts him. In a radio interview on June 29th, former scout Bryan Broaddus said Bryant's background was the worst he had ever seen and went on to question if he had really changed.
Staying out of trouble for one offseason is a huge step in the right direction for Bryant. But Broaddus has a point. This guy has some serious baggage and one offseason isn't enough. He has to stay clean for a career, so you'll forgive me if I'm not buying into this new Dez Bryant just yet.
On a lighter note, there's another Dallas Cowboys wide receiver making the news. But for something on a basketball court.
The video to the right is of Cole Beasley. He is listed on the Cowboys' site at 5'8" and 177 pounds. Anybody who watched him play knows that those measurements are generous. Quite generous.
But that makes him doing double pump reverse jams even more impressive. Maybe Jordan should look into signing him too.
Now back to the more serious stuff. Don't think you were going to get away without me mentioning Tony Romo. As originally reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys and Romo inked a new six year. And Ian Rapoport says it's worth $108 million.
Safe to say with that kind of money, the Cowboys are going to heap even more expectations on their highly scrutinized quarterback.
I think those Cowboys gone be tough this year. Tony Romo seem like he's ready. Boy got some crazy pocket awareness— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 2, 2013
It's innocent enough, and really just complimentary. Nothing too crazy there.
But then the expectations take a drastic leap, to some very lofty goals. Oh, and did I mention who's expectations they are? Just some Dallas Cowboy legends. Nobody will listen to them right?
"I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback. He can take a team to a championship” – Roger Staubach (via @1053thefan)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 19, 2013
Drew Pearson says Dallas Cowboys to play Houston Texans in Super Bowl http://t.co/IuaEJJeVQb— ESPNDallas (@ESPNDallas) July 2, 2013
Before people go crazy about how Tony Romo isn't clutch, or how he stinks, or how he's ruining the Cowboys let me say this.
In the past two seasons Romo has played all 32 games. He has thrown for over 9,000 yards, and almost 60 touchdowns while completing over 65% of his passes and collecting a QB rating of over 90.
If this was a guy who's last name was anything but Romo, a GM would lose his job if he didn't give him a six-year $108 million deal.
Is he Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? No. But he is a more than capable quarterback who has performed admirably behind an offensive line commonly mistaken for Swiss cheese. And to make matters worse he deals with a sad excuse for a running game, one that placed 31st in total yards in 2013.
As I said at the top, there is never a boring month in Dallas. Between Dez Bryant, Tony Romo and Jerry Jones how can there be? And keep that Twitter feed up. I don't imagine this offseason has seen it's last controversy quite yet.
Looking for more Cowboys offseason analysis? Check out this article grading the Cowboys' most notable offseason moves