On Monday, the floodgates and/or Pandora’s box opened. (Chris Simms learned on Tuesday’s PFT Live that Pandora refers to something other than a music service.) On Wednesday, Peter King of SI.com has sounded the alarm (a little) about the potential problems that gambling can cause for the NFL, along with some of the questions it raises.
The point is that the temptation to do things that the NFL doesn’t want players and coaches to do as it relates to the “integrity of the game” won’t suddenly appear with eventual gambling on a widespread basis. If anything, the prevalence of legalized gambling will make it harder for players and coaches to get away with it.
King, by the way, will be spending a full hour in studio during Wednesday’s PFT Live, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. I have a feeling that this topic may come up.
When asked his opinion of Garrett, who has a 67-53 record in seven-plus seasons with the Cowboys, Owens let loose.
“When you really look at it, it doesn’t make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job,” Owens said. “[The organization is] not really expanding or progressing even as a team under his coaching tenure there.”
Much of his interview centered around the recent departure of wide receiver Dez Bryant, who Owens said should land with the Packers, Panthers or Dallas’ biggest rival — the Redskins.
It was the release of Bryant that baffled Owens most as he believes Garrett has a knack for avoiding blame for the franchise’s lack of success in reaching and winning in the postseason (just one win in two appearances under Garrett).