How Cowboy Quarterbacks Stay in the News

Unless you have shut off all media access in the past year, you know that Tony Romo has had no trouble staying in the news. We also continue to see our favorites Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman pop up in headlines from time to time. If only Danny White and Don Meredith could do something noteworthy, we could have an entire blog focusing only on Cowboy quarterbacks.

We’ll start with Romo, who is partially the subject of the cover of Country Weekly, which features a certain blonde. The DMN Cowboys blog wonders if there may be a jinx involved:

Carrie Underwood Tony RomoCowboys fans better hope not, because the current issue of this magazine I had never heard of until moments ago has a cover story about the Tony Romo-Carrie Underwood romance.

I discovered this after doing a “Tony Romo” Google search to investigate a rumor Julie in the office heard that Romo was dating another starlet. Julie heard a tease on a local radio show, but wasn’t interested enough to stick around to listen to the dirt. If any of you have any tips about this very important news, feel free to pass them on.

I promise this will be the last post of the day about NFL quarterbacks on random magazine covers.


Roger Staubach announced that he would step down as the CEO of The Staubach Company:

Roger Staubach, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, will step down as chief executive and become executive chairman of the real estate consulting firm he built after his football career ended.

The Staubach Company announced the change Tuesday, along with what it called a long-planned recapitalization of the company, which is expected to be completed by June 30.

Mr. Staubach, 65, has held the titles of chairman and chief executive of the company, which is based in Dallas. He said he would continue to work full time. Gregory P. O’Brien, president for the company’s Northeast region, will become chief executive.

The Staubach Company advises companies on office, industrial and retail real estate.


Lastly, Troy Aikman knows concussions.

As soon as the recent study linking football-related concussions to depression was released, former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman knew people would start wondering about him.

For the record, Aikman said he is fine and has no recurring symptoms from the 10 concussions he suffered during a Hall of Fame career with the Cowboys.

Although he suffers from migraines that date to childhood, Aikman said he is “completely healthy.”

“I feel very fortunate that I got out of the game when I did,” Aikman said. “My back feels great now. My back was the biggest concern for me. I retired more from my back than the concussions.”

If you need a reminder of a sad day, take a look at this:

We Might Have Discipline After All

Here is a quote from a pretty good piece today by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Wade Phillips’ approach now that he has reached 60. It begins with a quote from his father, Bum.

“Every now and then, Wade gets hard-headed,” Bum said. “But that’s OK — he’s like me that way. Sooner or later, somebody backs you up against a wall, and you have to push off that wall and make something happen.”

This segues nicely into that nonsense you keep hearing that Wade is soft and that his players will be undisciplined. That’s a crock. His teams readily rank in the NFL’s top five in least number of turnovers.

“I think people get confused about discipline,” Wade said. “To me, it’s what your team does. I’m like my dad that way. I’d rather have a guy be self-disciplined than have to have me holler and scream at him to do something.

“Because when it comes down to it, he’s not really going to do it unless I’m standing there.”

The Phillipses are a logical bunch.


The Blue & Silver Forum

Thought I might also note that The Blue and Silver now has a MySpace page as well. Below is a great video for the forum:

The Blue and

Add to My Profile | More Videos

Some Different Looks at the New Stadium

Due to the fact that I am grading a total of 96 papers over the next few weeks . . . and have to finish a book by the end of the month . . . and have two kids bored out of their minds because they are out of school . . . and […]

Full Story »

All Sorts of Romo Videos

I didn’t really intend for this week’s posts to consist entirely of videos, but it is too easy to go in this route. In the past couple of days, there have been several Tony Romo highlight videos. Here are a couple of the better ones: ———— There are quite a few opinions about Romo, of […]

Full Story »

Video: Roger Staubach Profile, Part 2

This is the second part of the Roger Staubach profile on “Greatest Sports Legends.” Props to manfromlaramie for posting these. Tweet

Full Story »

Video: Roger Staubach Profile, Part 1

Below is part one of two of a show called “Greatest Sports Legends,” featuring Roger Staubach and host Michael Jordan. Props to manfromlaramie for posting these. Tweet

Full Story »

Video: Roger Staubach and the Shotgun Formation

Here is a video showing the Cowboys’ introduction of the shotgun formation in 1975. Tweet

Full Story »

Trivia: Super Bowl VI

If you have watched the clips about the 1971 Dallas Cowboys on America’s Game on the NFL Network, you will know several of these trivia questions about Super Bowl VI. Make your own Quiz! Tweet

Full Story »

Wow! An 8X10 Autographed Picture of John Dutton!

I haven’t done a Wow! Look What I Found! in a while, but having just learned that I was dropped from Commission Junction for having a dormant account, I thought the timing was good once again to show the faithful fans here the best in obscure Cowboys memorabilia. Let’s say you have an extra $26 […]

Full Story »

No Kick Holder Controversy?

Nearly all of my predictions for last year fell on their face, but I’m off to a good start for the coming season. I have anticipated that Brad Johnson would be named the kick holder for 2007, and I apparently got that right! From the DMN Blog: Almost forgot to mention that Wade Phillips named […]

Full Story »



newsletter software
Get Adobe Flash player