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Dallas Cowboys remain at the center of NFL universe

October 15, 2008 |  7:04 pm

Adam Jones meets with owner Jerry Jones prior to an NFL game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland on Sept. 7, 2008.

SHOWTIME's "Inside the NFL'' tonight focuses on the Dallas Cowboys, which is just the way Jerry Jones likes it.

Even if the tone is negative about the Cowboys.

In a segment called, "The State of Disunion in Dallas,'' Cris Collinsworth makes it clear he is tired of talking or even thinking about Pacman Jones.

"Come on,'' he says in exasperation, "do we really have to keep doing Pacman Jones?...the only reason it's a big story right now is because their best cover corner, Terence Newman, is out with an injury. So they were trying to keep him (Jones) for another week or two until a couple guys get healthy.

"But there are much bigger issues right now with the Dallas Cowboys than Pacman Jones...And as long as the Cowboys keep believing they are something special, they never will be.''

Warren Sapp--don't get too close when talking to him, by the way--and former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms argue over the Cowboys' acquisition of former University of Texas wide receiver Roy Williams from the Detroit Lions.

Sapp pans the trade.

Simms responds: "...why did they get him? Because they are looking to the future. How much longer can Terrell Owens play? He can't play five more years. Tony Romo, Jason Witten, they have linebackers, offensive linemen, all of them going into their prime...It's about replacing Terrell Owens when the time comes.''

Collinsworth adds: ''Maybe Jerry wanted to see Pacman explode and TO explode. Because it is about to hit the fan down there. Maybe the only one that can save it is the guy who is now about to play quarterback and that is Brad Johnson.''

Sapp wants everyone to stop rapping T.O.

"Terrell Owens is a choirboy compared to Keyshawn (Johnson),'' he says.

How did Keyshawn get in the middle of this?

-- Randy Harvey

Photo: Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones meets with owner Jerry Jones prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland on Sept. 7, 2008. Credit: Matthew Emmons / US PRESSWIRE

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