Several former Cowboys who currently work for the Bears recently took a shot at America’s Team regarding the perception that the franchise is about more than football.
“It’s a little bit more like Hollywood,” former Cowboys and current Bears special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said recently, via Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com. “[H]ere it’s a little bit more, probably a little tamer. But they’re both great organizations, and both have had a lot of storied tradition and championships. That’s the main thing.”
Former Cowboys defensive lineman Jay (now Jeremiah) Ratliff agreed.
“Here, it is all about football,” Ratliff said of the Bears. “You can really just focus on your craft. Focus on what it is you do. And no matter what’s going on, you never forget what you’re here for. That’s a good thing.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t bothered by the comments.
“I don’t know how I would take exception with their perception,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan Dallas/Fort Worth. “They get those checks to play football. . . . I understand. I have heard that since I bought the franchise that the Cowboys were about glitz and glitter. . . . The glitz and glitter though have got to be able to kick their you-know-what on the football field or it doesn’t make it fun anymore.”
As the quotes go, we saved the best for last. Enter former Cowboys and current Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.
“I mean, I’m a Hollywood person,” Bennett said, via Wright. “I would agree with [DeCamillis and Ratliff]. Since I’ve been born, I’ve been meant to be on Disney. But they don’t really like to take too many kids from the ‘hood and put them on Disney nowadays.”
Monday night, Bennett will be on Disney. Specifically, on a network owned by Disney, on a program known as Monday Night Football.
And when it comes to TV ratings, the NFL currently does better than anything Hollywood has to offer.