Well, this is just getting embarrassing.
The Cowboys and Rams have joined the growing number of coaching staffs to declare they didn’t know or didn’t approve of the NFL Coaches Association brief filed on their behalf last week in support of the players.
“The Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff did not approve of the brief filed with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by the National Football League Coaches Association. We did not provide [NFLCA head] Larry Kennan with the authority to file such brief on our behalf and do not agree with the brief’s position,” the Cowboys said in a letter written by passing game coordinator/tight ends coach John Garrett. (Thanks to the Dallas Morning News for the statement.)
The Rams, meanwhile, apparently didn’t know about the brief.
“They were surprised by this being filed,” Rams G.M. Billy Devaney told the St. Post-Dispatch on Wednesday. “They assured me that they weren’t informed or consulted about it.”
Five staffs have now said they oppose or didn’t know about the brief filed by the NFLCA: The Redskins, Saints, Jaguars, Cowboys, and Rams.
UPDATE: Make it six. The Texans have spoken out too. Now it just feels like piling on.