Fourth and Long: Dallas Cowboys Looking For Their Vince Papale

Kyle StrittholtCorrespondent IMay 19, 2009

A lot of people seen the movie Invincible, when Mark Wahlberg played former walk on to the Philadelphia Eagles Vince Papale.

Papale came to a publicly open tryout to become a member of the Eagles team. It wasn't expected, and in a big way Vince Papale got a huge second chance.

Now Spike TV is hosting a new show where former college and arena stars who didn't get their chance in the NFL will have the chance to be on the Dallas Cowboy's roster.

The show is called 4th and Long hosted by Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin. The first episode aired last night, and will be on Spike every Monday at 10 p.m.

In the show they have a split between receivers and defensive backs. For all of them this is their second chance.

If you watched the show last night you seen some talent in the beginning, but then it turned into a barf fest when they started running sprints, and you have to wonder if these athletes will make it one week in the NFL.

I highly doubt that you will see any of the players on the field on Sundays.

So, the question is why is Jerry Jones even allowing this?

It will be an entertaining show to watch, but fans of the show have to know that there's a better chance of a couple staying together after the Bachelor as them starting in the NFL.

You look at these players without pads on and you see some quickness and speed, but some are over weight, too small, or not great with pads on—which is a must.

It will be interesting to see who will win, but fans don't get your hopes up there's a small chance of any of these players being the Cowboy's Vince Papale.

In essence, I see this show as a waste of time.

If Jerry Jones wanted his team to have so much publicity, then why get rid of Terrell Owens?

One things for sure, if they don't want the players ruining the field with their dinner, they should have more trash cans on the sidelines.