You know a story has gotten out of hand when Herm Edwards becomes the voice of reason.
While some are treating Dez Bryant's $55,000 dinner tab as the beginning of the end of Pax Americana, Edwards take a rational approach to the news of the lavish meal. Instead of bemoaning the state of the nation or predicting what it could do to labor negotiations, Edwards identified the biggest problem with the tale that became the "it" NFL story during a slow news week.
The coach-turned analyst blamed the Cowboys for publicizing the incident. "You don't need the attention," he said. "In our economy, we don't need to be talking about guys going to dinner paying $55,000."
That's a well-reasoned, articulate thought. Maybe Herm Edwards is on his way to becoming a respected analyst of sports and culture in America.