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Cowboy tidbits: Happy Belated Romo!

Tony Romo celebrated his birthday Monday. Jessica was there. So was the paparazzi. The pictures of her trying to lick his face off are here.

The press have an infatuation with Tony and Jess that is pretty sickening. But it also makes me thankful and I’ll tell you why. Of the previous quarterbacks employed by the Cowboys, I’d rather Romo get the attention. He seems like he can handle it.

Can you imagine the paparazzi following Quincy Carter around? Does anyone care what Drew Bledsoe’s wife looks like? Do we really want to see pictures of Kevin Sweeney drinking at a club? Does anyone want to see Tony Banks’ girlfriend licking icing from his face?

I didn’t think so.

Happy Belated Birthday, Antonio. Be young, have fun, stay out of trouble and let’s get this ring next year!

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I met Herschel Walker about four or five years ago. It was a brief conversation but one thing was apparent: he was huge. He looked like he could’ve trucked a few of our linebackers at that time. He was also old school. He was more Hee Haw than he was Yo! MTV Raps. The other thing I noticed is that he seemed like a gentle giant. He was polite, accommodating and cordial. He seemed to blush around women who were blushing over him. He was the square hole every football pundit wants to fit today’s round athlete into. He was humble, determined, religious and a leader. Who wouldn’t want this guy on their team, in their church, in their neighborhood or at their dinner table?

So I’m kind of torn about his new book and his claims of mental illness. I’ve had discussions with people who think it’s a crock and he’s just doing it to sell books. I don’t know about that one. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

I will say this though. He has highlighted and helped bring to light Dissociative Identity Disorder and how it can be treated. I think that’s a noble consequence of his actions whether he just wants to sell books or not.

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Mike Mayock believes we should wait until after the first round to go after a wide receiver. His rationale is that receivers don’t usually flourish until their third year so it doesn’t make sense to pay big money for a rookie receiver who isn’t going to make an impact.

This is a good point but I think it has more to do with the group of receivers in this draft than anything. There’s no one in that group who I’d take in the first round but there are enough talented receivers out there that the chance of drafting a good one in the later round is more cost-effective.

One receiver that Dallas should consider at the bottom of the draft or perhaps as an undrafted free agent is Cameron Colvin. This young man has gone through horrific things. He lost both of his parents and his best friend was murdered. He’s fighting through it all to make his dream come true.

I’m a sucker for stories like these. They show character and highlight the true meaning of sports: overcoming adversity and working hard to accomplish goals. I’d rather hear about this kid than see  Pacman walking out of jail on constant loop.

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