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Cowboys players read mean tweets about them


The Dallas Cowboys have seen all the nasty tweets about them. And they’re good sports.

In a video on the team’s website, several players read aloud tweets in which they’re mentioned, often in rude, insulting and profane fashion. The funniest came from backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who read a tweet asking what many fans have asked: Why on earth did Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones sign Weeden after the disaster that was his two-year tenure in Cleveland?

“Why the f— would Jerry Jones waste money on Brandon Weeden? Jerry Jones has lost his f—ing mind,” Weeden reads in the video.

Some of the players said they can see where the fans are coming from.

Jason Witten — slow as hell, LOL. But it works,” Witten reads, before thinking for a moment and saying, “True.”

The Cowboys are laughing off the negative tweets they’re getting, although no NFL team would ever release a video of players reading the worst things said about them on Twitter, because some of the discourse on Twitter is absolutely appalling. While the Cowboys seem to accept getting bashed on Twitter as part of the job, fans should remember that if you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, you probably shouldn’t tweet it about him. That goes not only for fans tweeting about professional football players, but for everyone.

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57 Responses to “Cowboys players read mean tweets about them”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 27, 2014 3:59 PM

    If the PFT Comments section wasn’t moderated.

    People would say a lot worse things about the Cowboys on here too.

  2. kd75 says: Jun 27, 2014 3:59 PM

    Yea…Jimmy Fallon already did that.

  3. hardythekraken says: Jun 27, 2014 3:59 PM

    Thanks for the life lesson.

  4. adam710 says: Jun 27, 2014 4:01 PM

    I haven’t watched the video, but I can take an educated guess that most of these tweets speak the truth.

  5. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 27, 2014 4:03 PM

    This team is a joke. The head coach (who is supposedly an offensive guru) doesn’t call the offensive plays. But that’s ok, the offensive coordinator calls the plays. Oh no, you would be wrong, the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys doesn’t call the plays. What??? Well at least our owner wants to win and hires the best GM money can buy. Nope, Jerrah is in charge of all personnel matters.

    Thus, the 1 playoff win in the last 18 yrs.

  6. jredshoes says: Jun 27, 2014 4:03 PM

    It was jimmy kimmel, not jimmy fallon

  7. iceicebaby32 says: Jun 27, 2014 4:06 PM

    “I want the Dallas Cowboys to be pallbearers at my funeral so they can let me down one last time.”

    “well just give us your number.” – Tony Romo

    LOL! Pay the man, Shirley.

  8. Heretopissuoff says: Jun 27, 2014 4:08 PM

    Keep deleting my comments dallas cowboy fans
    Mack>clowney and Barr

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 27, 2014 4:19 PM

    “Brandon Weedon looks like a baseball player.LOL. ROFL. #WeedonIsOld…”.

  10. juliusanonymous says: Jun 27, 2014 4:23 PM

    If I was a Cowboys fan, that would really annoy me. Players and coaches are getting negative tweets because they have let their fans down. They keep failing, over and over. 18 years of mediocrity.

    At some point, they need to stop cracking jokes and actually get serious about winning.

    Seriously, if I was a Cowboys fan, I’d call up the ticket office and let them know that video is why I wasn’t renewing my season tickets. Enough already. You can joke after you win something. Until then, maybe you should take your suckiness seriously and do something about it.

  11. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 27, 2014 4:30 PM

    They should try reading an offense.

  12. canetic says: Jun 27, 2014 4:35 PM

    Brandon Carr doesn’t see to have much of a sense of humor. Also he is bad at covering people.

  13. 88xfactor says: Jun 27, 2014 4:36 PM

    Hey, ms. alshonbrandontanman. When was that last Superbowl? 1975. Man please. See you on Dec.4 around 7:30pm. Chump!

  14. chawkup says: Jun 27, 2014 4:40 PM

    Jerry is just getting his players ready for the 4-12 season that is about to come.

  15. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jun 27, 2014 4:41 PM

    I don’t joke too much about the Cowboys, because they have a history of winning, although they’ve been a mediocre team in recent years. No, I save my jokes for LAUGHABLE teams. When I think of “laughable”, the first team that comes to mind is, of course, the Minnesota Vikings!

  16. crystalcoastraider says: Jun 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    So what do the Cowboys do to try and get better? They set up plans to scrimmage against one of the worst teams in the past 10 years…my Raiders. Really Dallas? Really Oakland? They deserve the tweets.

  17. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jun 27, 2014 4:50 PM

    The guy who tweeted out the pallbearer thing stole it from a Browns fan.

  18. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 27, 2014 4:50 PM

    Well the video does chip in with an effort to make a statement about something that has probably gone on for too long. And we all know that when it is realized that one is in such a situation that the right thing to do is make it right, or try to find appropriate ways to speak out on the matter to try and send a message that others will hopefully get things right if the ball is in their possession. That ball is destined to be converted into a goal, so whoever is holding it should be focusing on trying to do just that.

  19. 88xfactor says: Jun 27, 2014 4:50 PM

    Hey juliusanony, what’s the name of your team? Let me guess ahhh Cleveland no Titans or maybe the Dolphins. People can’t hate the boys cause their so bad. Cause clearly there are worst teams. Maybe its because no matter how bad they get,they are still the most watched team in the league. Good are bad. I love it, their the most hated and the most loved sports team in the world. LOL

  20. dccowboy says: Jun 27, 2014 4:55 PM

    crystalcoastraider says: Jun 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    So what do the Cowboys do to try and get better? They set up plans to scrimmage against one of the worst teams in the past 10 years…my Raiders. Really Dallas? Really Oakland? They deserve the tweets.


    Of course it wouldn’t have anything to do with which teams are having TC close to Oxnard, now would it.

    Last year they worked with the Chargers, who turned out to be less than ideal scrimmage partners.

    And, of course, who you work with in TC makes ALL the difference now doesn’t it?

  21. gorilladunk says: Jun 27, 2014 5:02 PM

    @kd75…actually it’s Jimmy Kimmel that does the mean tweet bit. No sense being correct, huh?

  22. citizenstrange says: Jun 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    Very original. What’s next a Top Ten List or Carnac the Magnificent?

  23. footballfan14 says: Jun 27, 2014 5:06 PM

    Oh the Cowboys! Got to love it! They have to laugh at the tweets because they are all partially true and why spend time actually focusing on football when you can play on Twitter? No wonder they are mediocre.

    Dallas, Keep reading those tweets, in fact do it EVERY week during the season!


    A NFC East fan

  24. vaughnjoe says: Jun 27, 2014 5:13 PM

    Tony Romo is overrated. Cowboys 7-9 in 2014

  25. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 27, 2014 5:19 PM

    Why do Cowboys fans love their team more than their wives?

    Because the Cowboys will ALWAYS screw them.

  26. mikeydoeslikey says: Jun 27, 2014 5:23 PM

    Why do Seahawk fans have to express the year they supposedly became a fan in their moniker? This makes your fandom even more questionable.

  27. sellie69 says: Jun 27, 2014 5:39 PM

    Wait….when did Cowboys sign Brian Scalabrine?

  28. rupp246 says: Jun 27, 2014 5:50 PM

    The Cowboys will never get better until Jones sells the team. So since that wont be for another 20 years or so, Cowboy fans do the math, and see how much longer your team will suck.

  29. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jun 27, 2014 6:10 PM

    Brandon Weeden’s dad looks old in that pic.

  30. zeke2517 says: Jun 27, 2014 7:06 PM

    Have I ever mentioned that the NFL is a television program?

  31. juliusanonymous says: Jun 27, 2014 7:26 PM

    88xfactor – I’m a Seahawks fan. Which means I was at the game that Romo choked for y’all, messing up the kick hold and giving us the game. Then that nasty playoff beatdown the next year. Our stadium hasn’t been a good place for the Cowboys.

    Which is why if I was a Cowboys fan, I’d be raising hell. The Seahawks were beating you back when our window was closing and Romo was actually pretty decent. Time has not been good to y’all.

  32. abninf says: Jun 27, 2014 7:27 PM

    Jonathon Martin would have had another nervous breakdown from being bullied by fans.

  33. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 27, 2014 7:44 PM

    They are entertainers and play a character every Sunday on the field so this stuff comes with the territory. Do you actually think they are trying to win and take pride in their performances? Really?

    Jerry told us they put on a good show and fill up their huge stadium. It’s all that matters.

    “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances”
    -William Shakespeare

  34. sumkat says: Jun 27, 2014 7:58 PM

    “The Cowboys are the most hated and most loved team in the world”

    Did the Yankees and Man U stop existing? Those are just the ones where there isn’t even a debate

  35. tangysizzl says: Jun 27, 2014 8:37 PM

    I can proudly say I have never even visited the Twitter website because I get more than enough entertainment and anger from reading the comments on this site.

    I swear, you give the avg person a platform like that and they will hang themselves everytime.

  36. whatjusthapped says: Jun 27, 2014 8:40 PM

    If Jerry Jones would subject himself to reading the tweets they write in about the GM, now that would be interesting. Alas, he has neither the balls or the reading ability.

  37. dallasdominates says: Jun 27, 2014 9:12 PM

    The Cowboys could lose all four preseason games and run the table during the season and you haters would still find something to hate about… get a life..

  38. trytobnimble says: Jun 27, 2014 9:16 PM

    The Cowboys have five Lombardi Trophies. Second most in NFL history. The Eagles have none. Which franchise lets their fan base down more?

  39. blackandbluedivision says: Jun 27, 2014 9:20 PM

    Half of those were written by the Cowboys PR staff.

    Please. If that wasn’t so staged Tony Romo alone could have had a video by himself.

  40. lerch77 says: Jun 27, 2014 9:26 PM

    Who is Jimmy Fallon???

  41. eyesofdisarray says: Jun 27, 2014 9:45 PM

    Why in the world would anyone care what people on Twitter say about them??????

    Wife: “Honey, are you ok, you were tossing and turning all night long”

    Husband: “Sorry about that, some guy on Twitter said something bad about me and it made me really upset”

  42. yourekiddngme says: Jun 27, 2014 10:36 PM

    funny – I know many ‘boys fans and they all hate one guy – who and why do you think that is?

  43. nwhawkhater says: Jun 27, 2014 10:54 PM

    Juliusanonymous besides the last two years when’s the last time the Seattle Seahawks won anything? Yes I’m sure you have been a fan from the beginning just like all the people were fans of the mariners WHEN they were winning 116 games….. Where are all those fans now? They are gone just like YOU will be once they start losing again!!!!

  44. tictoccpthook says: Jun 27, 2014 11:06 PM

    Weeden is way ahead of Jones and company in knowing what’s what.

  45. footballfan72 says: Jun 27, 2014 11:19 PM

    5 Rings!!! Hate all you want they are still America’s team. Don’t kid yourself Packers and Patriots fans.

  46. rajbais says: Jun 27, 2014 11:35 PM

    Even though they have no fight in them???

    1-15 in 2014.

  47. CowboyErik says: Jun 27, 2014 11:54 PM

    Let Mark Cuban speak and tweet!

  48. standrew26 says: Jun 28, 2014 2:25 AM

    I would like to think Cousin Sal had a hand in this.

  49. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 28, 2014 2:40 AM

    Jerry Jones has fired every coach the Cowboys ever had except for Bill Parcells.

    Jones bought the team and immediately had Tom Landry thrown out of the building and the Cowboys have never been the same.

    Since the day Tom Landry was thrown out there no longer were any Cowboys fans, they became suckers to be exploited.

    Few businesses can disrespect their customers the way the Cowboys disrespect their customers/suckers and be viable long term.

    So what if they lose a generation or two of fans.

  50. Ed Bandell says: Jun 28, 2014 3:46 AM

    I hope they are taking it as motivation. That is supposedly what the Ravens are doing when the media questions them about all the problems last year on the O-Line and failing to make the playoffs. They are taking the criticism as much as it stings, and using that to motivate themselves to be better.

    Brandon Carr is either a very good actor, or he was pretty ticked off. Hopefully he takes it and puts it in perspective and uses it to motivate himself to be better.

  51. fiverings37 says: Jun 28, 2014 7:12 AM

    Criticism comes with the territory when you are in the public eye.

  52. bostoncommon says: Jun 28, 2014 7:27 AM

    pftpoet, **weren’t** moderated. Poets should know that 🙂 (Smiley face to show I’m not being mean, just informative.)

  53. rg3andthensome says: Jun 28, 2014 9:07 AM

    They don’t have enough time to read all of the hatred for them. They stink!

  54. clashpoint says: Jun 28, 2014 9:40 AM

    Jerry should read his, I’d bet they’re the worst lol

  55. higheriqthanyou says: Jun 28, 2014 10:29 AM

    Makes me like the Boys.

    Well, a little more than I did anyway.

  56. notthetroll says: Jun 28, 2014 11:29 AM

    I guess people can’t even be amused a little bit. The Cowboys know they haven’t had any real success in decades. They were just trying to have some fun at their own expense. Some of you should lighten up.

  57. dcstinks says: Jun 28, 2014 12:39 PM

    I hope they read this:
    You guys Stink!


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