As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth this season. Done deal. Look for an announcement today, maybe tomorrow. And listen for the duo of Babe and Brad Sham to return to being the best in the NFL biz. Charlie Waters was decent during his one-year stint, but Babe & Babe are magic. Not Brad & Dale Hansen iconic, but magical nonetheless.
Nothing official on this one yet, but Valley Ranch whispers are that longtime local broadcaster and current Cowboys TV contributor Bill Jones is mulling a full-time offer from KTVT-Channel 11. As a reporter we think, but ... Well, we can't imagine Babe leaving his sweet gig as 11's anchor, but he has said repeatedly he'd only return to radio if it wouldn't slice into his family time. Doubtful, but those aren't a lot of dots to connect.
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If you want to see Michael Irvin enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, get your tickets here and make plans to be in Canton, Ohio, on August 4. For a chance to see history, $52 seems a bargain, no?
Though Dallas' skeletal pre-season schedule is out, the regular-season version's release has been delayed until next week. Insert pins. And needles.