An old Cowboy rides into town

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
According to several local reports, former Cowboys player and assistant coach Dan Reeves has begun his new job at Valley Ranch. ESPN's Chris Mortensen had already reported that Reeves would become a consultant with the team, but we're still waiting on a job description.

Longtime Beast contributor Ed Werder emerged from his Far North Dallas compound to report that employees at the club's facilities have no clue what Reeves is up to. Ed also indicated that Reeves will report directly to owner Jerry Jones, which should do wonders for head coach Wade Phillips' "credibility."

I'm about to give Reeves a call to welcome him back to the area. I'll let you know how things go. After an embarrassing season in which locker room turmoil took center stage, it's obvious that Reeves is being brought in to restore some sense of dignity to the organization. Right now, I think it's fair to say the Dallas Cowboys are the laughingstock of the NFL. We'll see if Reeves can do anything about that.