Broadway Joe' Namath rips Cowboys
Posted at 11:08 AM on Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
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Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath does not see much to like with the Dallas Cowboys.
Speaking on his weekly Sirius NFL Radio show, Namath ripped the Cowboys for their lack of focus, uneven effort, poor football intelligence and diva-like attitudes.
"Their focus has been horrendous," Namath said. "You look at the number of penalties and breakdowns they've had, their head's not in the game, it really isn't. The smarter teams come out on top, the teams that don't destroy themselves.
"And the Cowboys have not learned how to focus on the team in the locker room, and outside issues not interfering with their play. And that's what's happened. I really believe they all feel like they're big stars and they're not working as hard as they think they are."
Namath said the players must take the blame for the 1-4 start, but he did not exempt owner-general manager Jerry Jones from criticism.
"I know (Jones) is trying to win and he's doing everything he can to get it done," Namath said. "Is his place as a general manager, is it correct? I don't know. But I do know this: He owns the team, right? We always did what the boss said.
"I don't think he in any way has caused the problems the players are having on the field. I think his enthusiasm, his desire for success, is strong. It's one of the strong things the Cowboys have. It comes down to that nucleus of players. They're not getting it done."