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Barber's test will cost him money

Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:58 am
M. Barber has been fined an undisclosed amount of money for a dress code violation (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It didn’t take long for one of his players to push the limits of new Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

Only five days after Garrett officially replaced Wade Phillips – known as a laid-back coach who perhaps should have been more controlling with his team – Dallas RB Marion Barber disregarded Garrett’s dress code instructions.

On their trip to New York, the Cowboys were told to wear slacks, coats and ties. Barber – who, by the way, is a team captain – wore jeans, an untucked shirt, no tie and sneakers without socks on both legs of the trip, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

As news of this infractioned filtered out early Sunday, we wondered how Garrett would respond. Would he lie down and disregard the insubordination, like Phillips might have done? Or would he immediately make an example out of Barber and maybe earn some respect from the team?

It sounds like it was more the latter. Though Garrett clearly hasn’t wanted to talk about it, sources told the paper that Barber has been fined an undisclosed amount of money.

"We lay out expectations for our players for all different kinds of behavior, and there will be consequences if they don't follow those procedures," Garrett told reporters, "and we'll keep those consequences in-house."

At his Monday news conference, he was asked about the transgression four more times.

"We're going to spend a lot of time on this aren't we?” Garrett said. “This is how we're going to handle these situations going forward. We're going to handle them in-house. Does everybody kind of understand that? So what we're going to do for our players is lay out the expectations, and if they don't meet those expectations we're going to handle them in-house and we're not going to talk about them publicly. OK? Everybody got that going forward?"

Barber – who, we should remind you, is a freakin’ team captain – declined comment Sunday and was not spotted by reporters Monday.

Thus, at this point, it’s impossible to tell what kind of discipline Garrett laid out to his running back (after all, it could be a $10 fine or a $10,000 fine) who has been pretty ineffective this season. Barber didn’t start, but Garrett said that was unrelated to the dress code violation. He also had 47 yards on the ground, his second-highest total of the season.

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Barber's test will cost him money

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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:07 pm

Barber's test will cost him money

I think Barber has been pouting for a few weeks now with his new role.  I think he was displaying his displeasure with Garrett.  What I don't understand is in a game we had by 13 points in the fourth why Barber wasn't really in his closer role that he was so good at.  There seems to be a definite rift between head coach and his "captain".  I always liked Barber but you can't pout and play when you want and try when you want. You either play for the name on the front of the jersey and not the back or you get packing and go somewhere else.  That is the way it should be handled going forward period.  There is nothing wrong with a dress code and looking professional.  You can be and individual and dress appropriately there are plenty of ways to express yourself dressing up.  I am not a big Garrett fan but this I like!!!

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:45 am

Barber's test will cost him money

Some of you are missing the point... It's got nothing to do about appearance or or evertone looking the same or expressing individuality.  It's about discipline and doing what you are told!!! Barber was told what to wear by a superior in the organization and he didn't do it.  No excuses... especially for a team captain.  This just shows me that Barber is done!  No heart... no leadership and barely littel gas left in the tank. 

Does any one what the cap hit is if he's not on the roster next year....and what could we realistically get in a trade for him.  In my opinion.. not a whole lot in a trade... poor number on the season... poor record on the team and what looks like to be a poor leader and attitude.  Who would waste a draft pick when he could be available as a waiver or free agent after being cut.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 7:14 am

Barber's test will cost him money

Are you people serious???  They wany shirt and tie to the STADIUM, not on the field!! Look presentable, hell my son's PeeWee hockey team is required to wear matching running suits to games.  A little discipline and respect is not asking much.  I dont know for sure, BUT I would guess that coaches wear nice cloths to and from the stadium, THEN put the hoodie for the game!!!   Lack of respect is a problem in todays overall culture, do something about it!!  A person of authority demands, you do PERIOD!!!  If not, find another job, maybe pumping gas, then you can wear whatever you want.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:51 pm

Barber's test will cost him money

Thank you Jason Garrett for putting your foot down.  You learned from some of the best 'hard asses' in football like Jimmy Johnson and Tom Coughlin.  The boys' were embarrassing the Dallas fans with the effort on the field.  This is the first step in regaining respectability.  Wins and losses don't matter at this point but fight should never we questioned.  If Barber's non-production self doesn't want to adhere to the rules.....fine.  Good luck next year Mr. Barber.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:35 pm

Barber's test will cost him money

Why do all the smart comments get a shitty score and all the stupid comments get at least 100???

The second question is, why would anyone care about some ridiculous score?  I've seen losers on here fill up threads with team and athlete names to jack up their score.  Pretty pathetic that it actually matters to them, worse that it matters enough to bother wasting the time to try and jack it up.

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:11 pm

Barber's test will cost him money

Why do all the smart comments get a shitty score and all the stupid comments get at least 100???

Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 5:30 pm

Barber's test will cost him money

Yeah, Barber is a millionaire with untold amounts of money, nice cars, and jewelry, but he probably doesn't own a suit. Get real.

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