The Cowboys Smell a Rat

And, for once, it ain't T.O. Dallas' Only Daily has two fascinating Cowboys-related tales today, one featuring Terrell Owens and the other inviting punch lines about the volatile receiver's alter ego.

On a semi-serious note, a special advertising section insert (for the life of me I can't find it online) gives deserved pub to T.O. and his involvement in the fight against Alzheimer's. Owens' grandma suffers from the disease, so he's lending his name to a Memory Walk on November 4 at the Dallas Zoo. It's a great cause. Too bad the editor of the section/writer of the story--one Liz Willding--didn't go to great lengths to research the star spokesman. T.O. is referenced as the Dallas Cowboys "running back." Maybe she couldn't remember his position? (Oh, man, did I write that out loud?)

In another story, seems T.O.'s position coach and favorite whipping boy Todd Haley has a little lawsuit on his hands. Actually, it was Haley's wife and the family's nanny who bought a salad from McDonald's in Southlake on June 5 and were greeted by the latest and greatest alternative to croutons--a juvenile roof rat. The resulting lawsuit is for a cool $1.7 million. Though you'd think Haley's making enough coin now to prevent his family for ever needing to patron McDonald's. Ba-da-da-da-da, I'm lovin' rats! --Richie Whitt

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.