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The Cowboys' next adventure into Reality TV

Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:52 pm
 

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The Hall of Fame receiver is launching a reality TV show in which 12 "football neophytes" will compete for an impressive grand prize: a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' training camp roster.Is this a good idea or a very bad one?

With all the media attention that Dallas is surrounded by, it would be easy to say this is more attention than they need at this time. The team does not need any more questions this off season that are not focused to the field of play. This is true.

However, this has promise. This is the opportunity for 12 individuals to attempt and crack their way into the NFL. The possiblity of actually locating a star player is slim to none but there have been many occations when an undrafted rookie has made a major impact within his carerr. James Harrison is the best example. The odds are greater than Detroit winning the Super Bowl this decade (or the next), but the potential is still there.

The obvious downside is the media attention an potential distraction this may cause similar to "Hard Knocks". But this isn't Hard Knocks. The cameras will not be on the field disrupting practice during training camp. They will not be following the every move of known star's on the team.

They will be documenting a "try-out" for a roster spot on the Dallas Cowboys' training camp team.

What is major risk of such exposure? Little to none. This may be nothing more than a marketting tool for Jerry Jones to promote his new, lavish stadium. Or, an actual try-out to attempted find talent amoung the thousands of players that will never have a shot otherwise.

If the winner of the contest works out and makes the team then, I say, more power to you. If not, then he gets cut like anyone else and is replaced by some else on their extensive list of invitiees to the training camp. 

No harm, no foul!

Comments

Since: Jul 20, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2009 1:13 am
 

The Cowboys' next adventure into Reality TV

THATS WHY THE COWBOYS ARE CALLED  AMERICAS TEAM...THEY HAVENT BEEN PLAYING GOOD BALL BUT ENOUGH FOR AMERICA TO LOVE I SEEN WORSE RECORDS THREW OUT EVERY SEASON WITH EVERY TEAM ..DETROIT...ST LOUIS..OAKLAND ..EXC  BUT THE COWBOYS HAS DECENT RECORD AT THE SAME LEVEL LIKE PATS,IND.PITS..EXC.  THEY DO COME OUT AND PLAY BALL AS FOR THE PRESSURE I AGREE THEY CANT HADDLE PRESSURE....PLAYOFFS,WILDCARDS..THEY CHOKED UP OVER AND OVER WE ALL SEEN IT BUT STILL THEY R AMERICAS TEAM AND MY TEAM..SOO I SAY.. THEY CAN BE ALL OVER TV IF THEY WANT MAKE SHOWS ILL BE WATCHING  BUT THE MEDIA NEEDS TO EAZZZ UP A BIT ON HYPING UP SHIT ON THE COWBOYS THATS WHY THERE ALL OVER TV AND NOT REALY ANY OTHER TEAM NOT PUTTING DOWN ANY OTHER TEAMS...BY THE WAY THEY NEED TO PAY OFF THE STADIUM THATS THE SIZE OF THE WHITE HOUSE..LOL



Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 11:47 pm
 

The Cowboys' next adventure into Reality TV

man..i would hate to be the GM and one of his guys makes the team huh...lol ballhawk..wouldnt that b crazy...plus i think its just another thing for the media to taalk about other than real football..which is what i crave to hear..not the bs




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2009 1:08 pm
 

The Cowboys' next adventure into Reality TV

I agree with blake, this is a horrible idea...If the winner of this reality show does how make the team, you'd better believe it will be covered by the media all through the season. That's the last thing the Cowboys need: more media exposure.

The more the Cowboys are on TV, they become more of a target. The more pressure is applied by the media.

The Cowboys I believe made a mistake when the acquired Terrell Owens. They made a mistake when they acquired Adam Jones. Between all of that, Hard Knocks, and now this reality crock, it is obvious Jerry Jones is selling out. Getting people to talk about the Cowboys is clearly the priority, as opposed to building a sound football team.

I wouldn't be so critical if the Cowboys have actually done something that mattered recently. They lost to a less talented Giants team in the playoffs last year and didn't even make it to the postseason this year. Until they win a playoff game, antics like this reality series will continue to undermine what a football team should be about: winning.




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2009 7:32 pm
 

The Cowboys' next adventure into Reality TV

1. I think it's too hilarious for words.

2. I think it's an abysmal idea. The Cowboys will again have their sites on something besides actual football going into training camp.



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