Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stoops Sees Hitting Cowboys' Video Board 'A Plus'

Stoops not concerned with video board: Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said recently, he's not concerned with the height of the massive Dallas Cowboys video board and sees it as 'a plus' if one of the Sooner punters were able to hit the board at Cowboys Stadium. The 60-yard long board which hangs 90-foot (NFL league policy is 85-foot) above the field has been an obstacle for at least one punter.

Stoops told reporters that it would be "a plus" if one of his Sooners hit the massive scoreboard.

Stoops said that if Tress Way was able to hit the scoreboard -- as Tennessee Titans punter A.J. Trapasso did in the opening game in the stadium's history last week -- it would mean he was "hitting it like you want to," Stoops said.

NFL commissioner to rule on Cowboys' video board: Dallas Morning News is reporting, A league spokesman confirmed that the committee forwarded its recommendations to NFL staff on how to address the issue. Those recommendations have been passed along to Roger Goodell. The commissioner has the power to rule on the matter since the season is under way, and he does not have to run his resolution by the league's Board of Governors. A decision or statement is likely to be rendered before the Cowboys host the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. Jerry Jones, meanwhile, went on the offensive Tuesday. "I think the key is that in a competitive situation, we're gonna be fine," Jones said in the interview. "I'm not saying the ball won't hit sometimes up there, but it should be fine."(Dallas Morning News)
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