"Look, I feel great," Dorsett says. (He suffered a mild concussion last Friday during practice, but returned the following day.) "Mentally I couldn't feel better. As far as my reputation for being a troublemaker, well, I don't back off. The Cowboys try to mold everyone in their image, and I couldn't be molded. I created the whole scenario, so I had to live with it.
"I kind of thrived on the controversy I created. The media loved me. Now it's different. I'm at the end of my career, but I'm a newcomer here. I'm focused on what I have to do. The players are going to look at me with suspicion, a show-me attitude, maybe even envy. I can deal with that. The guys I've met have been nice. But when you talk about Tony Dorsett you have to ask this: What has he brought to the picnic?"
Plenty, say the Broncos. Just call him dessert.