Cowboys Bring Back Jody Dean, Ponder Game-Day Presentation Tweaks for 2011

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The Cowboys are on the verge of making the final decision to relocate their 2011 training camp from San Antonio to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington because of the ongoing NFL lockout. But one change that apparently won't be made this season is the voice of Cowboys Stadium.

That said, even the return of Jody Dean as the stadium's public address announcer might come with a couple of tweaks.

"I'll be back for this season,'' Dean confirmed yesterday. "But I might have some company."

The Cowboys, who for years went with the understated, successful deliveries of Murphy Martin and George Dunham at Texas Stadium, are now pondering a second, and perhaps even a third voice in their monstrous home. The organization is currently conducting tryouts, including for a position in the P.A. booth that would supplement Dean's play-by-play with advertising and promotional content.

"I'd be fine with that," Dean said. "Sounds like a unique idea and the Cowboys are always ahead of the curve."

In another innovative, unprecedented move, the Cowboys are also pondering a roving, on-field, in-stands, game-day emcee along the lines of what Chris Arnold does for the Mavericks inside American Airlines Center.

Changes or not, 2011 is likely to be Dean's last as the voice of Cowboys Stadium. Why?

He has a 6-year-old daughter. And heart problems.

"It's the most stressful job I've ever had in my life," said Dean, 51. "You're terrified at making a mistake, and it's Jerry Jones' house. That's a pretty big darn stage."

Dean had contemplated retiring this off-season but recently committed to at least 2011.

"Missing Thanksgiving with my daughter isn't easy," said Dean.

He also underwent heart surgery earlier this year.

"It's a little problematic, but they did some tinkering with the plumbing and for now all is well," Dean said. "If I was 35 my ego would make all these decisions for me. But when you roll into your 50s you sees things a little differently. I'm excited about this season. After that, we'll see."

Bottom line: The lockout's resolution might come equipped with a new training camp locale and at least one new voice at Cowboys Stadium.


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13 comments
ghost of gregg henson
ghost of gregg henson

???wasn't it just announced that dean was leaving as PA guy to spend sundays with his family???

they should get one of the spares from 105.3 the Flip to do it.

Bizmgrkev
Bizmgrkev

Richie, confused a little here, is Jody Dean a PA Guy or "play by play" man, also where are the notifications for these positions being advertised?  I see nothing on the Cowboys website. "The organization is currently conducting tryouts, including for a position in the P.A. booth that would supplement Dean's play-by-play with advertising and promotional content."

P1Steven
P1Steven

I dont care where the Cowboys have training camp. Personally I think Cali or San Antonio each have there benefits. Most importantly, stay at one damn location!

Steves
Steves

Ahead of the curve?  The Stars have been doing the same bit for years.  Ollerman for the offical game annoncements (2 minutes high sticking) , jeff K for the fan stuff (Dallas Stars POWER PLAY!!!) and Celena Rae for the sales related stuff (Otter shirts on sale now at...)

If Jody (and by extension Richie by not challenging him on it) thinks the Cowboys are ahead of the curve, then he (and Richie by extension) is a clueless idiot, unfamiliar with one of the 4 big sports.

Expected idiocy from Dean (I've listened to his radio show before), but really Richie, is this THAT big of a deal?  More like a paragraph in Whitt's end.    

Mike
Mike

Jody has been 51 since at least 1998.

Why doesn't Jerry just play tapes of Murphy Martin's voice during games. That's what they do at Yankee Stadium ever since their ancient PA announcer finally bought the farm, and it works fine.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Very big news on the COWBOYS..really RW?  I'd rather hear about your next failed payola based self improvement attempt.  See if the Brown hand center and your hair plug Doc can get together and pull your head out of your ass...Nobody, and I mean NOBODY gives a damn about Jody freaking Dean whilst the Mavs are knee deep in the Effing Finals.

Rooster
Rooster

Bring back Grand Dragon Georgio.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

FUCK the NFL, Lets talk Rangers and Mavs, and hell the Ft worth cats, shit give me some Mesquite rodeo posts, I think the IRL and Trucks are in town this week, thats shits all relevant.  The NFL will get my attention when they do something like say , PLAY instead of suing each other.  Thats my monthly rant now time to move along

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Cowboys in June during a lockout--don't care. Hey Richie, you see how his jeans don't have holes in them?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

It's just more gentle massaging of Jerry's prostate by the team's lackey of a station and its staff.

The same station that seems to be directly targeting the mouthbreathing, unwashed rednecks, hillbillies, and GED set best I can tell. Which is the same overweight, pickup driving, shaved head, goateed, fat wife having, Antonio Bryant as Dez Bryant jersey wearing, canned beer swilling demo that Jerry wants buying season tickets when play is not even close to being guaranteed in September.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

"Football. Meh. Wake me when the billionaires are done fighting with the millionaires." There, I put your typical response to anything NFL in here for ya.

Triple Bleh
Triple Bleh

They ain't playing but they are making plans to bark those snake oil promotions nonetheless. Jerry, how the people that buy the tickets for the "virtual" seating gonna hear those ads? Maybe have the commish throw out a spiel about Joe Bob's Heating and Air Conditioning before each announced draft pick next April?

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