Staubach has some thoughts about Dez situation

Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson chatted with Ben and Skin today, read here.

Staubach lived through a somewhat similar situation early in his tenure as the Cowboys’ quarterback. The Cowboys ended up trading running back Duane Thomas two seasons into his career because his off-field issues (mainly insubordination) became too much of a distraction to justify his on-field contributions — and Thomas led the NFL in touchdowns for a Super Bowl championship team.

“You still want to help them, but you get to a point where, is it affecting the rest of the team?” Staubach said Thursday, appearing with receiver Drew Pearson as the headliners on ESPN Dallas 103.3’s Lunch with a Legend. “Once that happens, that’s when you’ve got to cut the cord. But you’ve still got to do what you can. Coach (Landry) tried to work with players, but if it didn’t work out, you were gone.”

Staubach isn’t close enough to the situation to feel comfortable calling for the Cowboys to cut ties with Bryant. However, Staubach is certainly troubled by what he reads and hears about Bryant, especially the alleged assault on his mother that led to Bryant’s misdemeanor arrest Monday.

“If it actually is factual that he’s had all these episodes, there is definitely a pattern of behavior that’s not good,” Staubach said. “It’s affecting him, then it affects your teammates and affects what you do on the field. So that’s not good. If you can’t repair that, it affects the rest of the team.

“I don’t think there’s any excuse in the world, even if you have a bad mother, that you physically do anything to your mother. If that’s true, there’s no excuse for that.”

Dez has this season to get it right. If he has any more screw ups I do think Jerry Jones will attempt to trade him next Spring.

The guys also talked about the Hail Mary play and Tom Landry…

Ben and Skin – Hail Mary play

Ben and Skin – Tom Landry talk

I really hope Romo and Company can get some rings so in time they can do some Lunch with the Legends in the future.


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One Response to Staubach has some thoughts about Dez situation

  1. Glenn says:

    Glad you used the word “factual” DCF! Just the NY’er in me that finds all this a bit shady when listening to her 911 call. Sounded more like a call for take out then a desperate plea for help. I just can’t buy the word of a crack addict and convicted felon. Her latest charge was for misleading reports / information to the police.

    Dez has plenty of drama off the field. As long as he shows up on time, does his work, then it’s not a distraction other than the Q & A of and by the media. I don’t see them cutting bait with Dez at this point even if this turns out to be true. I just don’t buy that it is. We know nothing of what transpired other than a little of what she said on the 911 call. Again, who do you believe.

    Anyone remember Tawana Brawley?

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