If there was one thing I figured the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones would have learned from last season, it's that no news is good news. That less attention paid to off-the-field matters meant more attention paid to on-the-field matters. That reality television might not be the best route to making their Super Bowl aspirations a reality.
But what do I know? Apparently, all they need to cure their problems is an American Idol type reality show hosted by Michael Irvin, featuring Jones as a judge, promising a guaranteed training camp roster spot to some amateur contestant off the street.
As much as I want to bash the idea, I think it might work. Not that this unknown player will make the team (I'd be surprised if he made it past the first cut), but it will certainly add some intrigue and excitement to an otherwise humdrum beginning of training camp and, after all, isn't that what the Cowboys are around for?
After the news came out on this yet-to-be-named reality show, which will premier in the spring on Spike TV, I caught up with Irvin to talk about it: