Some times you have to really stretch to find Cowboys news at this point in the offseason. So I bring you a trio of "Cowboys related" news stories.
The first one comes with a hat tip to Deke who posted it in the comments.
Our old friend and erstwhile QB Quincy Carter has met his demise in the Great White North.
According to RDS, Carter suffered a groin injury and the move came just hours after he left the team's training camp.
Ouch. Not even back-up material in the CFL now.
Colston Weatherington, a former Cowboy, is tearing it up in the AFL for the Dallas Desperados. He was named the 2006 AFL Lineman of the Year.
I actually watch some AFL games, they are pretty entertaining. Living in Atlanta I root for the Georgia Force, who just happen to be playing the Desperados in the playoffs this weekend.
Hey, maybe Quincy can catch on in the AFL!
Nick Eatman has a long article about former Dallas Cowboys center Tom Rafferty.
Rafferty started eight games during his final season before finally giving way to a rookie named Mark Stepnoski, a guard in college who eventually developed into a five-time Pro Bowler at center.
Although he might have had a few more years left in his tank, Rafferty was not re-signed heading into the 1990 season. He retired from the NFL after that spring, but said he has no ill feelings towards Johnson or the Cowboys organization.
"Jimmy treated me well," Rafferty recalled. "He talked to me a lot. We had a decent relationship. You had to understand him. One minute he'd pat you on the back and the next minute he'd kick your butt. But let's face it, we didn't do a lot (in 1989) to make him a happy guy.
Update [2006-5-24 16:47:31 by Grizz]: An actual current Cowboy news item from the DFW S-T: