The Cowboys are not in the Super Bowl, and they haven’t been in a long time. Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten joined David Smoak on Radio Row to talk about the disappointing 2008 season and what is to come in the Cowboys’ future.
In the 1981 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, Joe Montana threw the game-winning touchdown pass that sportswriters now simply call, “The Catch.” Montana played in four Super Bowls, winning all four, and was named by ESPN as the 25th Greatest Athlete of All Time.
Joe took time to visit with David Smoak on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIII.
It is a little-heralded fact that many former NFL players lead retirements plagued by pain, headaches, daily suffering and early onset of dementia. Chris Nowinski is the author of “Head Games, Football’s Concussion Crisis”. He and former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson have joined the Boston University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. Their goal is to educate coaches at all levels, grade school through the NFL, on the dangers of ignoring the effects of concussion and repeated head trauma.
So the question keeps coming up. Why aren’t the Cowboys playing in Super Bowls. David Smoak caught up with former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin and posed that question.
Canada native and former TJC punter Mitch Berger is playing in the Super Bowl. Mitch Berger got his U.S. college football break with the Tyler Junior College Apaches in 1990. Bill Coates caught up with Mitch during Media Day at Super Bowl XLIII.
It’s just a football game. But of course, it’s not. It’s the Super Bowl. And you can’t play the game until it has been reported on, analyzed, probed, prodded and hyped. And thus, the NFL created Media Day. One hundred six roster football players, 53 for each team, and several thousand media wretches. This is what it looks like.
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5:34pm-Lee Roy Selmon
5:47pm-Mitch Berger, Steelers Punter (TJC Alum)
And we’re still working it…
The biggest single concern about the Super Bowl for people in our part of the world is that the Dallas
Cowboys aren’t playing in it. It’s a theme that runs through nearly every interview we do. David Smoak spoke with Nate Newton on SportsTalk Monday afternoon from Tampa.
A portion of the interview appears in the video below. A longer audio download is available here.
Former Los Angeles Rams defensive end and Hall of Fame member Jack Youngblood offers his thoughts on locker room turmoil and out-of-control egos that might be a factor in the poor fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.