Do not be surprised if by week's end some reporter is able to nail down the exact location of Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones in New Orleans at the Super Bowl. Jerry loves a good party, and there is no better place in America to party than Disney Land for drunks. By Thursday the famous Dallas Cowboys' RV should be roaming the streets around the French Quarter.
Then we will have a good idea what the Cowboys' owner/team president/general manager/head scout/head coach in waiting/tight ends coach feels about this latest arrest involving one of his players.
This offseason has illustrated, once again, the only voice that matters with the Dallas Cowboys belongs to Jerry Jones, which is the way he likes it.
The Dallas Cowboys issued the following statement from Calvin Hill, the team's director of player development (whatever the hell that is) regarding the DWI arrest of nose tackle Jay Ratliff:
"Having recently experienced the most tragic of circumstances regarding this issue, we, as an organization, understand the ultimate consequences of driving while impaired. We know that one incident is too many.
"Our player assistance programs in the areas of preventing incidents such as these are at the highest level in professional sports, but we are always looking to do better and for ways to improve. We will continue to draw upon the best expertise and resources available, both internally and from outside the organization, to work toward being the best in the areas of education, prevention, and effecting the right decisions.
"We have been in communication with Jay Ratliff regarding this incident, and we will monitor the legal process and work within the NFL guidelines for player behavior moving forward.”
Well, that should clear that up. Done and done, lesson learned, now let's play some football.
Calvin Hill is a bright and decent man who for years has tried to do the right thing by some of these guys, but to have him issue this statement is meaningless. Hill has no teeth at Valley Ranch, because no one does.
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