Jerry Jones Considering Letting HBO Follow The Cowboys In The Regular Season

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

As if the Dallas Cowboys didn't have enough to worry about, now HBO Sports is trying to convince Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to let HBO hang around for an entire season. Via the SA Express News....

HBO Sport president Ross Greenburg said he hasn’t ruled out the Cowboys being on “Hard Knocks” next summer when they return to San Antonio for camp.

Greenburg said he also recently talked with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about doing a series during the season.

“You never know,” Greenburg said Monday when asked if the Cowboys could be featured on “Hard Knocks” in back-to-back years. “I’d never rule it out because Jerry thinks so progressively, so dynamically, and this is a team that is on the cusp of doing something great this year. If they were to win the Super Bowl, it wouldn’t be bad to do the Super Bowl champions (on ‘Hard Knocks’).

“The other thing is (Jones) opened the door in a conference call last Friday to doing (a series on) the Cowboys during the regular season. Can you imagine? That’s a dream we’ve always had, so maybe someday that will happen as well.”
Obviously it wouldn't be until next season, and I certainly wouldn't disapprove of the idea, but talk about a huge distraction. If the Cowboys exit in the Playoffs again this year they'd be idiots to even consider this. I'm certainly not rooting for the team (lord knows), but you have to limit the distractions as best you can. I also read that Jerry Jones thinks that HBO's coverage of the team would actually help them train. Ummm suuuuuure. We shall see, overlord.

In the end, a whole season of Hard Knocks would be like NFL Films on steroids though. How awesome would that be? Especially if the team is full of plotlines like the Cowboys.

Notebook: HBO could extend Cowboys coverage (San Antonio Express-News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:54 AM


I know you keep creditting HBO with 'Hard Knocks', but in reality, HBO has nothing to do with the production of 'Hard Knocks'. Everything is done by NFL Films, HBO only airs the show.

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2008, 10:38:00 AM  

anon, go away.

I'm actually quite surprised that Dan Snyder hasn't tried to lure the film crews up to Ashburn for this yet. With Portis and Cooley, there is some serious potential up there.

GMoney said...
Aug 5, 2008, 10:42:00 AM  

plus sean taylor is a great interview. oh wait....

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2008, 11:07:00 AM  

Wow, anon 11:07. That was completely uncalled for.

SportsFanatic said...
Aug 5, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

Anons like 11:07 and over the weekend in the Erin Andrews topics are why comment moderation and/or site registration maybe in all of our futures, sorry to say.

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
Aug 5, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

GOOD! I'm sick of the Farve baloney!

Aug 5, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Guess HBO needs a replacement for Inside the NFL. Too bad this didn't happen last year. Could you have imagined if they followed romo to cabo?

Anonymous said...
Aug 5, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

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