Fox Sports- Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Corey White told TMZ.com he was, in fact, cut for not wearing a suit in the team's road trip to Tampa Bay last weekend.
White told the website he wore "slacks and a button down," but that doesn't adhere to the team's dress code for road trips. A Cowboys coach told White he was cut because the cornerback wasn't wearing a suit, White reportedly told TMZ.com.
"I'm not angry," White reportedly said. " ... It's the rules."
You know what sucks the most about this story? The fact that it gives people another reason to be like "look how irrational the Cowboys are, they gave a domestic abuser with an attitude problem a job, but they cut a guy that violated the dress code". It seems that you can no longer discuss anything that has to do with the Cowboys in a rational manner anymore without someone bringing up Greg Hardy. While I understand he's a huge dickhead that doesn't deserve the seven figure paycheck he is undoubtedly receiving, there is going to have to come a time when we just accept that he is good enough to be in the NFL, and that's all that matters to Jerry Jones.
That's why Corey White's dismissal isn't even remotely comparable to Greg Hardy's employment. If you think Corey White was cut for showing up in slacks and a button down instead of a suit then you probably also believe that the NFL really cares about concussions. In fact, you might even have a fucking concussion. Seriously, go run through the protocol. I'm a Saints fan. I have watched Corey White play WAYYY more than I would have liked to. He got cut for no other reason than the fact that he's not very good at football. Don't believe me? Look at his response. You think a guy that feels like he deserves to be on the Dallas Cowboys roster is going to take being cut for not wearing a blazer in stride? What NFL player has EVER said "I understand why I was let go, rules are rules". Does that sound like something a professional football player would say? Fuck no. It does sound like something a professional football player that had a mutual understanding with the coach that cut him, and doesn't want to reveal that he's not capable of covering NFL wide receivers would say. We shouldn't be criticizing the Cowboys front office. Well, not for this move anyway. We should be applauding them for opening themselves up to more illogical Greg Hardy comparisons just to let the kid down easy and save his reputation. Jerry and the boys might not do right by women, but I'll be damned if they don't do right by young, mediocre, borderline talents that they no longer have a use for. The Dallas Cowboys are the employer that fired you for cause, but still wrote you a super nice letter of recommendation, and who doesn't appreciate having a boss like that?