Over the last couple of weeks two of the names that I thought would be gone for good have resurfaced for the Dallas Cowboys. Of course I am talking about Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones. The locker room troublemakers from last season just won't go away quietly like I had hoped they would. I guess I was dreaming to think you could cut the cord with guys like that and think you wouldn't hear from them again.
The T.O. blame game played out just as you would expect but I thought maybe he would go away quietly this time since he claimed to have such a good relationship with his quarterback. As usual with #81 he left the team and is now bashing his quarterback, his coaches and the owner. It is always everyone else's fault when it comes to the T.O. circus. He is just proving that the Cowboys were right to ship him out. Thank goodness Tony Romo is smart enough to stay out of a war of words with T.O. He has caused enough distraction to the team and it is time to move on.
The Pacman release was announced in January but he is still hanging around Dallas and doing just enough to keep his name in the press. Jerry Jones didn't do anyone any favors by mentioning his name over the weekend. There is no way that you can justify bringing that embarrassment back under any circumstances. He proved he was unreliable off the field and he was not an enough of an impact player on the field to justify dealing with his problems.
I know this stuff is going to fade over time but it is really aggravating that months after these guys were released we are still forced to hear talk about them. They will both be forever linked with the Dallas Cowboys which is a sickening thought to me. I'd prefer that everyone could handle things with class and professionalism, but some of the players in the NFL are not capable of that. Jerry Jones made some deals with the devil when he brought these guys in and now we will all have to deal with it for years to come.