Quarterback Brad Johnson will again get the start for the Dallas Cowboys, in place of the injured Tony Romo.
But if the Cowboys struggle against the New York Giants on Sunday, Johnson might be yanked for (gulp) Brooks Bollinger.
Bollinger, who was last seen being tossed around like a rag doll in a room full of Rottweilers last season with the Vikings, got some reps with the first-team offense on Wednesday.
Johnson has generated a dismal passer rating of 60.3 in two starts. And that’s more than 11 points lower than the 72.0 rating he cranked out during his subpar final season as a starting NFL quarterback, with the Vikings in 2006.
Meanwhile, a reader has forwarded to us a video clip in which former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin, during a commercial break from a local television show, apparently begins to tell current Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens that team owner Jerry Jones isn’t very happy with Johnson’s performance, until T.O. reminds Irvin that his microphone is still live.
Here it is.