A few Dallas Cowboys quick hits, apropos on a morning blanketed with a freezing fog. We begin, where else, with MartyB -- which is to say, tight (not bright) end Martellus Bennett, who followshis now-vanished rap video
("Romo, homo, etc.") with the apology below. FOXSports.com is reporting thatthe Cowboys have fined Bennett more than $22,000
for the original offering, though it's unclear why -- for the language, for sporting the helmet or for being dreadful. If it's the latter, expect more fines. Because this one's even worse. It's the media's fault.
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Then there's the curious case of Michael Irvin. Two weeks ago, some seriously doubted his tale of a carjacking thwarted by his would-be assailants' awe and affection for The Playmaker. Today comes word that the Dallas Police Department is suspending its investigation -- because Irvin won't return calls about the investigation. So, apparently, he doesn't believe it either.
The Cowboys are now trying out Arena Football Leaguers, including former Nebraska great Terrance Nunn. I am in no way qualified to make that assessment. But I can recommend a visit to the Top Chef Web site, where last night a Super Bowl challenge found Craft owner Tom Colicchio dogging cheftestant Stefan's Dallas Cowboys-inspired pork dish and referring to our city as "a big, in-your-face kind of state." Tom, you need to visit more often. You too, Padma.