Wow quite the big day in sports news. These are the type of days that make ESPN execs cream in their pants.
The biggest story of course is TO released by the Cowboys.
This comes as a surprise to no one, except for TO. Who would want to play with this guy after everything he has done? He calls Jeff Garcia a fag, demands to be traded, then goes to Philly where he trashes McNabb. After that he is deactivated by the Eagles for the final 9 games of the 2005 season.
Shit all that should have been a red flag for all of the owners of the NFL. However the numbers he was putting up justified all the drama this dude brought. So who can blame Jerry Jones for taking a chance on him, the guy loves drama and attention.
What happened next? He runs Bill Parcells out of town to the point that the tuna just didn't want to coach anymore. Next he starts to complain about his lack of use during WINS!!! Not loses but when the team won he was bitching that he wasn't getting the ball enough. Cried to the media that Tony Romo was showing favoritism towards Jason Witten, that they were excluding him from the offense, and they were making secret plays in the hotel the night before games.
I've heard the whole "everyone wants the ball more speech" but TO wanted the ball thrown to him all the time regardless if it was good for the team or not. Also lets not forget that TO also has led the league in drops, so for a receiver that says he is the best, he sure has trouble catching the ball.
This past season however his mouth was writing checks that his performance just could not cash(page 33 on in my cliche book). So Jerry Jones has had enough and TO is now a former Cowboy.
I can not say I blame Jerry Jones, he is trying to open up a new billion dollar stadium next season and the last thing he needs is a player infecting that nice new locker room.
So where will TO land? I can safely say that the Anti-TO list is long and pretty strong. Already 11 teams on it and I can assume more to come. Until TO learns to control his mouth like Randy Moss did in New England teams will avoid this guy like the cancer that he is.