Dallas Cowboys Update: Cowboys Get Snubbed by Hall of Fame
The sports betting world got a small peek into what Hall of Fame weekend will look like in the NFL when August rolls around when the new inductees into the Hall of Fame were announced just prior to the Super Bowl. The final list of inductees includes cornerback Jack Butler, center Demontti Dawson, linebacker Chris Doleman, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin and offensive tackle Willie Roaf. The first thing that the price per head sports experts noticed is that there were no Dallas Cowboys on that list. That is significant because two former Cowboys were nominated and not selected; head coach Bill Parcells and defensive end Charles Haley. Many feel that these snubs were almost unforgivable.
The price per head bookie community will readily admit that nothing Bill Parcells did while with the Cowboys was particularly Hall of Fame worthy. But a head coach that takes two different franchises to the Super Bowl puts up a strong argument for inclusion into Canton. The story of Charles Haley is a little harder to understand. Haley was a five-time Super Bowl champion, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, had 100 ½ sacks in his career and is already on the Cowboys Ring of Fame. Many would argue that if Haley does not qualify for the Hall of Fame, then what defensive player does?
What has kept Haley out of the Hall of Fame to this point is the attitude he displayed during his playing days. He often spoke out against coaches and took steps to divide locker rooms. It was hard to predict what Haley would do from game to game, or even day to day. The media loved Haley’s sound bites, but team management and players who were often the target of his verbal assaults did not appreciate his candor. Still, with five Super Bowl victories and five Pro Bowl appearances, many think that it is Haley’s on-field performance that should matter and not his ability to disrupt a team.
A bodog review of the Cowboys’ 2011 season shows a team that had several chances to win the division but could not get the job done. During Super Bowl XLVI, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo kept fans updated on what he was doing and what he was thinking by Twittering before and during the game. Romo expressed frustration that another Super Bowl was being played that the Cowboys were not part of. Romo indicated that Cowboys’ fans should look forward to 2012 as there are great things coming up for Dallas. Several of Romo’s teammates also tweeted that they feel confident about next year and are looking forward to the start of training camp.
Rookie running back DeMarco Murray is making headlines with his confident talk and rapid pace towards recovering from his injury. Murray assured fans through Twitter that it is not a betonline scam to expect him to be ready for training camp to open in 2012. Murray indicated that he is progressing ahead of schedule in his injury recovery program and he was one of the Tony Romo teammates that indicated that the Cowboys’ fans can be confident about 2012.