Ed Driscoll


THE RETURN OF THE COWBOYS? Love ’em or hate ’em, look for the Dallas Cowboys to be back in a big way on TV this summer and fall. AP says that this year’s version of HBO’s Hard Knocks mini-series will feature the Cowboys. (Last year Hard Knocks featured the Baltimore Ravens.)

AP is also reporting that Troy Aikman, Jerry Jones’ first draft pick, who retired last year from quarterbacking the Cowboys, will be headlining Fox’s number one NFL announcing team, along with fellow ex-jock Cris Collinsworth and baseball announcer Joe Buck. Aikman and crew replace the popular duo of John Madden and Pat Summerall. Summerall was forced into retirement by Fox, leaving Madden of course, free to pursue Monday Night Football on ABC.