Looks like former Cowboys Coach, Barry Swizter, will be joining Jimmy Johnson and the rest of the crew on Fox’s NFL Sunday Pregame show. Switzer will also being a segment with Jimmy Johnson, where they discuss football and the BCS. Should be good stuff.
Johnson said Fox colleague Terry Bradshaw will referee the debates. “Terry will keep us separated,” he jokes. Johnson added that ex-Cowboys coach-turned new ESPN football analyst Bill Parcells visited him in the offseason to talk football.
Switzer, who won Super Bowl XXX in 1996 after succeeding Johnson as Cowboys coach in 1994, didn’t pull any punches Tuesday. He said the dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an opportunity to “clean up the league and get rid of the bums and the thugs. That’s very important for the game.”
Whether it’s Fox’s Coaches Corner, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption or the old point/counterpoint segment on CBS’ 60 Minutes, the one-on-one debate has been a TV staple. Asking Switzer and Johnson to bang heads was a no-brainer after watching their chemistry during the network’s Fiesta Bowl coverage, says Fox Sports president Ed Goren. “They’re like an old, bickering married couple. Any fan will be able to relate.” (USAToday)
The DMN Blog is still covering the practices at Valley Ranch, and the Broncos are in town holding joint sessions. Looks like Stanback is continuing to struggle as well. It’ll be awhile before he’s ready for serious playing time, hopefully soon though.
Isaiah Stanback, also working as a gunner, never got more than 10 yards downfield. He got knocked into the ground by Domonique Foxworthy when Stanback tried to release inside. … Stanback also had trouble beating a Foxworthy jam in 1-on-1 drills. Matt Moore just had to throw the hook route to a spot and hope Stanback would be there. It sailed incomplete.