Ed Werder Talks About His Recent Feud With T.O.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I promise this is the last story on this whole "feud". Well at least until Owens, or another Cowboy, goes all "Bobby Bonilla" on Ed Werder in the locker room. Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News actually got a hold of Werder, and this is what the ESPN reporter had to say about the situation....

"I was shocked," Werder said. "I've been covering the Cowboys since 1989 and I have never been put in a position like that. It was a first."

When the two saw each other in the post-game news conference, Werder reports, "He called me a name but it wasn't a profanity."

Werder, it should be pointed out, was not the only reporter to deal with last week's series of Owens-related events. In fact, he wasn't the first to report the Owens-Roy Williams-Patrick Crayton trip to Jason Garrett's office. Nor was he the first to report on the alleged skirmish between T.O. and Witten. Werder's Thursday report was primarily on T.O.'s effect on Romo. In that report, he quoted Bradie James on his role in mediating and relied on unnamed sources.

Werder thinks what T.O. really wants is to know who Werder's sources are. "I think that's his frustration in all of this. He wants to know who in the locker room I talked to who obviously doesn't respect him and I won't ever tell him that."
I'm still inclined to believe Werder in all of this, and he should never give up his sources if he doesn't want to, but it was ultimately a questionable decision on his and ESPN's part to go with the story. Especially when you consider all of the hype the "Leader" fed into Dallas right before, and at the start of the season. Werder made a few thousand enemies in the state of Texas, and if the Cowboys are such a huge ratings draw, it definitely wasn't the best idea to go with a story that is based on rumor.

But then again, Jerry Jones basically said that any press is good press, so this rift will probably not be an issue going forward.

T.O. talked to NBC; Ed Werder talks here (DMN: Sports Media Blog)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:12 PM


Why shouldn't you believe Werder? What has TO ever done, in his career, to make him believable?

Scott F. said...
Dec 16, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

Ed Werder is a weasel. He's been covering the Cowboys for 20 years for ESPN, and he's been a weasel since day 1. If you want legitimate Cowboys news without the sensationalism and anti-Cowboys bias, then avoid ESPN at all costs.

Lawdogg said...
Dec 16, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

If Werder were a weasel and a liar, I would bet that ESPN and even the Cowboys would keep him away from Valley Ranch. He reported the truth but for some reason, the inbred and dickless Cowboys fans can't accept it.

GMoney said...
Dec 16, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

I agree with GMoney, if Ed Werder was a "hack reporter" whose mission in life was to bring down the Cowboys and cause all sorts of drama, wouldn't he have been fired by now? I mean, good lord Cowboys fans, he's been reporting them for 20 years. If there was a problem, he would have been long gone by now.

JFein said...
Dec 16, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

Terrell Owens is a nutjob. Who care what he says.

Anonymous said...
Dec 16, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

I always thought that Ed Werder was Randy "Grandpa Urine" Galloway's lapdog anyway. There is no pleasing T.O. The irony here is that the Cowboys just may win the Super Bowl. The defense is rounding into form, and if Romo just stays upright and not turn the ball over, they'll win. T.O just doesn't want to admit that Drew Rosenhaus is his lover.

Anonymous said...
Dec 17, 2008, 12:40:00 AM  

I'm a Cowboys hater so I am biased but TO is a trainwreck, Romo is a petulant brat who needs his permagrin ripped off with a sandblaster and Jerry Jones is one of the biggest a-hols in the world. Werder's only doing his job. I love the people of Texas and I like the Mavs but the Cowboys are just so polarizing and arrogant. Ever since they won three of four Super Bowls in the mid 90s, I've wished them nothing but failure.

Brad James said...
Dec 17, 2008, 1:52:00 PM  

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