The rumors are flying fast out at Valley Ranch. It's hard to keep up with the information and misinformation that is being reported but I've pulled together some interesting nuggets. Let's review.
The Cowboys pick 18th in the first round and own selections in the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. But if you think Dallas is going to use one of those picks on a future QB, think again. Matt Mosley over at the Dallas Morning News posted this item earlier in the week and Jean Jacques-Taylor wrote the same thing last week.
Looks like Tony Romo is the heir apparent unless Drew Henson can make some big strides if they send him to NFL Europe.
Speaking of JJT, he answers some questions from readers in this column. (subscription required)
One was about Ellis and Glover and their future in Dallas.
Just as I thought, Ellis wants out of Dallas and Glover is to expensive to keep as a part-time player. He was also asked about G Stephen Peterman and whether he's a player.
No wonder Parcells wouldn't play him, as bad as our pass protection was this year, Peterman would've only made it worse.
Remember the bogus Parcells to Detroit rumor that's been out ther for a week or so. Ridiculous. Why would Parcells leave to go to another rebuilding project for a franchise that has shown no history of success? These type of things are wishful thinking or made up attention getters. Anyway, here's a report putting the kibosh on it.
Richie Whitt, who writes for The Sports Page Weekly, was on Norm Hitzges show today blasting Bill Parcells. Among other items he said:
- Parcells is not well-liked at the Ranch except for the players who generally back him.
- Parcells has been contacting ESPN about coming back as a commentator since September, and that this was the basis for the Chris Mortenson ESPN item mentioning Parcells contemplating retirement.