On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that free-agent safety Darren Sharper would be visiting the Jaguars, and that the Cowboys were lurking as potential suitors as well.
ESPNDallas.com begs to differ on the latter point.
In the wake of Schefter’s report, “multiple team sources” told ESPN’s North Texas operation that the Cowboys currently aren’t interested in Sharper.
Of course, the report regarding the Cowboys’ lack of interest appears beneath a video in which Schefter strongly indicates that the Cowboys are interested — proving once again that, from an editorial standpoint, ESPN needs to do a better job of harmonizing the oft-conflicting reports from the various soldiers in its army of NFL reporters and analysts.
That’s not gratuitous criticism. At the end of the day, we’re all serving the audience. And ESPN’s audience eventually is going to figure out that, at times, they’re not getting clear, cohesive, and consistent insight — and they eventually are going to look elsewhere for their information.
So, actually, maybe we shouldn’t be pointing this stuff out.