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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Another black eye for the Cowboys

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Moments ago, I confirmed a report that former NFL head coach Dan Reeves is no longer a consultant with the Dallas Cowboys. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported the Cowboys were planning to hire Reeves as a consultant during Super Bowl week.

On Tuesday night, the CBS affiliate in the Dallas area and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Reeves was already on the job. But on Wednesday afternoon the team's radio network 1310 "The Ticket" reported that Reeves and the Cowboys had already parted ways.

It's just another embarrassing episode for the once proud franchise. First of all, owner Jerry Jones didn't fill anyone in on what Reeves was supposed to be doing. Reeves was supposed to report directly to owner Jerry Jones, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Now he won't be reporting to anyone.

A couple of weeks ago, Reeves told Tyler, Texas radio personality David Smoak that T.O. and Pacman Jones had distracted the Cowboys from the task at hand. Those comments made you think that Reeves might recommend releasing T.O. and trying to restore some cohesion in the locker room.

For now, though, that plan's on hold.