Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Garrett's philosophy in which the words RKG and the Cowboy Way pop up a lot. Many, involved fans recognize the fact that Garrett has been trying to collect hard-working, non-drug abusing, mentally sane(as far as I know) guys to be on his football team. But what if I told you that there was a guy that Garret almost let in who did not fit that profile. Well, I just did. Most of you will remember back to the 2012 supplementary draft when the Cowboys put a third round bid in for Utah's, formerly Baylor's, Josh Gordon. But it was not be, for Cleveland had put in a second round bid in for him. Many here at BTB, including myself, questioned Dallas's attempt to pickup a player with two(now we know that it was three) failed drug tests in college but those who did looked a little foolish when Josh Gordon finished with 50 receptions for 800 yards with 5 touchdowns last year. Now, however, the page has been turned and we have seen the side of Josh Gordon that we saw in college. Gordon has been suspended for two games this season and will not receive pay for the first four games for a drug related offense. His work ethic has also been in question. Here's a fairly recent bit about it from Rotoworld:
Beat writer Will Burge concedes Gordon was "dominant" early in camp, but on Monday was scolded by coaches for "not finishing plays" and failing to run after the catch. Burge reports Gordon is "frequently the last receiver into position drills" and has never worked with Brandon Weeden and Greg Little after practice. Gordon's talent is right where it needs to be. His work ethic just isn't."
Exactly the kind of news that makes a Cowboy fan relieved that the Cowboys didn't draft him. Why would anybody want a WKG with knee problems? The Cowboys certainly don't. It really makes you think why they almost went that path. Did they believe they could turn him around like they did or were going to do with Dez Bryant? Was it a benefits outweigh the cost move drastically out of line with what was set up? Was it just another dumb--- move by Jerry as the media so often portrays or did Garrett see something in him? No one will ever know what really happened except for the fact that this is a very unusual case. What we do know is that Jerry is just sitting pretty telling himself what a wise and handsome man he is .