Terrell Owens. Jessica Simpson. Matt Moore. The Pro Bowl. Bill Parcells. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t get caught up in everything,’’ says Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. “There’s a lot of stuff going on.’’
The media’s handling this week of this “stuff’’ doesn’t cause me to want to kill the messenger. But I am going to go ahead and maim the messenger.
It is 5 p.m., two-and-a-half hours before a Dallas tipoff. Mavs owner Mark Cuban has been answering my battery of questions while at the same time practicing long-range jumpers and free throws. But when he hears my question – “Is this regular season – or at least part of the season – about experimentation? -- it interrupts his rhythm. He clanks a free throw. And he looks at me incredulously.
Stealing much of the attention from Eagles-at-Cowboys on Sunday was the Texas Stadium presence of ditzy starlet Jessica Simpson, who wore a pink No. 9 jersey and mouthed the word ‘ROMO’’ for the TV cameras. Inasmuch as the network decided to make Dallas’ 10-6 loss a reality-TV sequel – “Newlyweds: Tony and Jessica’’ – complete with audio of her song, “B.O.Y.,’’ we might as well follow suit and define this defeat with the accompaniment of the pop diva’s resume.