A weird story that has featured plenty of weird twists and turns now has another.
The statement issued late Tuesday by Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan came not from the Cowboys. Instead, the statement apparently was issued by Callahan’s agent, the ubiquitous Bob LaMonte.
That’s not to say the Cowboys have an issue with Callahan. Typically, however, assistant coaches operate more discreetly. At a minimum, it would have been prudent to give the Cowboys a head’s up before issuing the statement, and perhaps to give the team a chance to read it and to provide suggestions.
There’s also a chance that the Cowboys would have preferred that Callahan handle the situation privately.
For whatever reason, Callahan and LaMonte decided that they needed to go on the offensive ASAP, without consulting the team. If the goal was to get former Raiders receiver Tim Brown to slam the “sabotage” bus into reverse, it worked.
The only question that remains is whether Jerry Rice will be saying “beep . . . beep . . . beep” at any point today on ESPN.