Dallas Cowboys Update: Sam Hurd’s Arrest Shocks Cowboys’ Locker Room
From week to week, some football fans wonder how much drugs play a part in the play against NFL betting lines. Are the players high when they are the field? That question became a little louder when Chicago Bears’ receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on charges of cocaine possession and distribution just before the Bears’ week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks. It isn’t the possession part that concerns fans in Dallas; it is the distribution charge that has Cowboys’ fans concerned.
There are now rumors swirling around that there could be ties to some of the Cowboys’ players in Hurd’s drug ring. Before becoming a part of the Chicago Bears, Sam Hurd was a Dallas Cowboy for many years. The price per head sports experts are not wondering if some of Hurd’s network is still in the Dallas locker room. Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones expressed shock at the arrest of Hurd, but went on to say that Dallas had no idea about Hurd’s drug activity. Head coach Jason Garrett has said that he has seen no indication of any problems in the Cowboys’ locker room and does not anticipate any fallout from the arrest to affect the Cowboys.
Away from the courtroom, the bookie software has the Dallas Cowboys in an unfamiliar place. For the first time in a very long time, the Dallas Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East in mid-December. At 8-6, the Cowboys hold a one-game lead over the New York Giants and a two-game lead over the Philadelphia Eagles. If the Cowboys win its last two games, then it wins the NFC East title. But standing in the way of the Cowboys’ celebration is a week 16 game against the surging Philadelphia Eagles. As if the NFL schedule was not cruel enough, the Cowboys finish the season in New York to play a pivotal game against the New York Giants.
The official Dallas injury list does not include any notable names and that is because outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was able to make it back on the field for the week 15 game against Tampa Bay. Ware’s impact was felt immediately as he recorded a sack for the Cowboys and help the team to earn a 31-15 win over the Buccaneers. A 5 dime review of the Tampa Bay game showed an efficient quarterback Tony Romo who threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns in the game. The part of Romo’s play that has the Cowboys glowing is that Romo threw no interceptions.
The Cowboys look healthy and ready to play for the NFC East title and push its way into the playoffs. It is not over yet as none of the NFC East teams will probably qualify for any of the NFC wild card spots. The only way that the Cowboys, Giants and Eagles are making the playoffs is as the NFC East champions. Since there can be only one division champion, that will make these last two weeks of the season very interesting.