Things got a little testy at the Cowboys kickoff luncheon on Wednesday when a joke by team radio color analyst and Channel 11 anchor Babe Laufenburg apparently raised the dander of owner Jerry Jones.
Laufenburg seemingly took a shot at the excuses the Cowboys have been making about their poor play in the preseason and accusations that other teams were game planning and they weren't.
In responding to Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach's suggestion that the former Cowboys in attendance take on the curent team in a flag football game, Laufenburg warned: "Remember Roger you can call your own plays but make sure you don't game plan.''
There were few laughs at the head table.
Of course this was after Laufenburg made another joking comment about not knowing what the coaching staff was doing by keeping breakout star and 2009 Offensive Player of the Year Miles Austin on the bench for so long.
When Jones got up to speak he had a few pointed comments about Laufenburg before he went on with his state of the union to the fans in attendance.
"I know you are ready even though you haven't had a game plan," Jones said to the team then he went after Laufenburg.
"We got one of the most sarcastic and condescending sports announcers that I have ever been around in Dale Hansen. I would hope Babe Laufenburg you wouldn't use him as your role model."
Jones went to advise Laufenburg that has he continues his career he hopes he won't try to "emulate Dale Hansen."
Hansen is the sports anchor at Channel 8 and a former Cowboys radio color analyst from 1985 until 1996 when friction with Jones and then coach Barry Switzer led to his departure. Laufenburg replaced Hansen as the color anaylst.