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!