Barry Switzer sends unintentionally vulgar tweet about Cowboys job
Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer took to Twitter on Wednesday to reminisce about when he was offered the job that led to him becoming a Super Bowl champion, but it appears he may have gotten a little too excited during his reflections.
It all started when Switzer wrote that Thursday marks 25 years to the day since Jerry Jones called to offer him the Cowboys job. That drew a response from Tim Cowlishaw, who said he and fellow Dallas-based reporter Ed Werder were in disbelief at the time. Switzer then complimented Cowlishaw and Werder on both being “pretty fair” while covering the team during the 1990s, but things got weird in a hurry.
“If Jerry had not made that call never got to know your a– or Ed! Always thought you guys were pretty fair!” Switzer wrote. “Only eat Ed’s a– out one time let him tell you about it! Hope all is well with you two!”
Switzer almost certainly meant to say that he “chewed” Werder out once, because what he wrote means something entirely different. The 81-year-old has never been a stranger to making headlines with a wild quote, but we’re fairly confident what he wrote on Twitter came across wrong.