Like I do every year, I get sucked into watching NFL Network’s Top 100 players countdown.
Wednesday night the network revealed players 30-21, and there was a Cowboy in the group. But, in my opinion, the wrong one.
Given the rest of the list and considering their three consecutive 8-8 finishes, it’d be shocking for the Cowboys to have a player in the Top 20. So let’s assume that last night was the final ranked Cowboy. And it was receiver Dez Bryant, coming in at No. 25.
But since he’s the highest ranked Cowboy, shouldn’t he best the best Cowboy? He should. But he isn’t.
Five Cowboys have been included on the list so far: Jason Witten at 98, DeMarco Murray at 87, Tony Romo at 71 and, oh yeah, a fellow named Tyron Smith at No. 71.
Sorry, but no GM in the NFL could name 70 players better than the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl left tackle. And is good as Bryant was last season, no way he’s almost 50 spots ahead of Smith, who dominated his position more than any other Cowboys in 2013.
To further make my point, DeMarcus Ware is No. 56 on the list. Did NFL Network not watch the NFL last season?
I think the right Cowboys are on the list, but nowhere near in the right order.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.