Cowboys Stadium will host it’s first event this Saturday. George Strait and Reba McEntire will be in concert at the billion dollar home of the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a Cowboys fan and a country music fan this is the perfect opportunity to visit the new stadium. Tickets are still available, click here for prices.
NFL.com lists the “Top 10 players not in the Hall of Fame” and has former Cowboys wide receiver “Bullet” Bob Hayes ranked at number 5. Someone should tell them he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year and will be inducted on August 8.
Another list on NFL.com recognized Bradie James in a feature story naming great linebackers.
Bradie James, Dallas — James follows the format of how to ideally play the strong side, inside linebacker position in a 3-4. James is frequently responsible for taking on the lead block and he is a violent knee buckler, whether it’s a guard, fullback or trapping tight end. Besides playing his role responsibly, James also has been Dallas’s top tackler for the past three seasons. He had a career-best 116 tackles last season and he added eight sacks, a very high total for an inside backer.
Around the League
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is scheduled to have surgery on his ankle tomorrow. The procedure is aimed to clean up bone spurs and there is no time table for his expected return.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger limped off the practice field yesterday morning after tweaking his knee. The team declined to comment but indications are its not serious.
While quarterback Kerry Collins holds the reins in Tennessee, Vince Young is looking to take over and return to the field. Young says he wants out of Tennessee if he’s not the starter. Titans coach Jeff Fisher says Young will have to earn the starting role but as of now Collins is the starter.
Although I’m not looking to earn any bad karma, I would just like to say those are three things we should be happy we do not have in Dallas right now - star running back injury, quarterback injury and quarterback controversy.