Johnson forced to make changes

For Tank Johnson, nothing matches the rush of pulling the trigger. But with the Cowboys gambling on him to spark their defense -- and stay out of trouble -- he's learning to live without it.

Originally Published: October 24, 2007
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

Nobody needs to tell Tank Johnson why this bubbly, petite, frosted blonde is suddenly not so bubbly, why her blue eyes are darting around, why her hands are fidgeting and her voice is unsure. He knows.

The two are standing in the lobby of the Ashton, an upscale apartment building in uptown Dallas. Johnson, who's been living out of his suitcase, is wearing the same outfit on this hot October Tuesday that he has worn for the past few days: black hat turned sideways, basketball shorts, white ...

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