Dallas Cowboys Random Ramblings

Richard ZowieCorrespondent IJune 6, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 15:  A general view of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium under construction on April 15, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

San Antonio Express-News columnist Buck Harvey speculates that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be interested in taking a gamble with Michael Vick if the circumstances and timing are right.

By this, we assume Vick gets back into the NFL (still a long shot) and still has his physical skills (such as his 4.2 speed). We also have to assume Dallas would out-bid the other teams who would want Vick's services.

But in reality, how hard could it be to outbid the NFL teams willing to risk the league minimum, along with the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League and semi-pro teams vying for Vick's services?

If Jones does this, it wouldn't really be surprising. Yes, Jones passed up the chance to draft troubled-but-talented receiver Randy Moss. But he's also taken chances on other controversial players, like Adam "Don't Call Me Pacman" Jones, Tank "I'm Sorry, But This Stupid Blogger Forgot My First Name" Johnson, "Cryin'" Ryan Leaf. With Jones, the master marketer, it's about making the cash register go cha-ching!

Of course, anything's possible. My advice to Mr. Jones, resist the urge and pass on Michael Vick. If Dallas has depth at both wide receiver and quarterback if and when Vick returns to the NFL, I think he will...

...Mr. Jones has officially opened Cowboys Stadium, which has cost a whopping $1.150 billion. Now, all it needs is a name.

And at that cost, it'll need corporate sponsorship. Maybe it can be called U.S. Government Stadium or Barack Obama Stadium. What's another $50 million annually in sponsorship going to hurt when you already have a $3 trillion federal budget?...

...Advice for Mr. Jones: Let things be and move past the Terrell Owens Era. It took the Cowboys a few seasons, but we finally learned what the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles already knew: T.O. cares more about catching passes than he does winning football games.

If he wins a Super Bowl, that's great, but it's ideal if he does it while catching every pass the quarterback throws.

Is it just me, or do the Eagles seem like a much more content and, arguably, better team with Owens gone?


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