There’s just not a whole lot of Cowboys news going right now. And at this time of year, that’s probably a good thing. Because if they’re talking about your team right now, it’s a good bet it’s not a good thing. Take the Bengals’ Chris Henry or A.J. Nicholson. Or Jets kick return specialist
Justin Miller and Broncos WR David Kircus.
Who can forget the issues the Falcons are dealing with? Mike Vick could be in some trouble. Now, Clinton Portis opens his mouth about the case and says some stupid things.
"I don't know if he was fighting dogs or not, but it's his property, it's his dog," Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis told WAVY-TV in Virginia. "If that's what he wants to do, do it. I think people should mind their business."
When told that dog fighting is a felony, Portis replied, "It can't be too bad of a crime."
Just be happy the Cowboys are relatively quiet these days. We don’t want to join the parade of players who will be visiting Roger Goodell at his office.
So we’ll have to settle with news about Roger Staubach making the pitch for the 2011 Super Bowl.
Or an article about Sam Hurd, who will be battling for a roster spot this year.
"I want to be more involved in the offense this season," said Hurd, who finished last season with five receptions for 75 yards.
First, though, he has to make the team. The drafting of Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback, who the Cowboys will convert to receiver, in the fourth round puts Hurd's roster spot in jeopardy. Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn and Patrick Crayton, of course, are locks and second-year player Miles Austin can also count on a spot because of his skills as a kick return.
That leaves Hurd fighting it out with undrafted free agents Jerard Rabb (Boise State) and Mike Jefferson (Montana State), second-year player Jamaica Rector, CFL alumnus Jamel Richardson and third-year player and former Trinity star Jerheme Urban.
Hurd’s value is also helped out by his special teams play. He’s still ahead of those other guys, but Stanback’s presence does change the equation.
And finally, in semi-related Cowboys news, ESPN has a small article on former coach Barry Switzer.