Jimmy Johnson weighs in on Cowboys

Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is an entertaining follow on Twitter for any Cowboys fan. Even if you’re not interested in his frequent tweets about fishing, boating or his beautiful home in the Florida Keys, there are plenty of insightful opinions about his experiences with the Cowboys and the direction of the franchise he helped win two Super Bowls.

Want to know how Johnson thinks the Cowboys will do this year or if they should pursue free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress? Here are a few of his Cowboys-related responses from the last two weeks.

Should the Cowboys look at Burress because of Miles Austin’s hamstring injury and Dez Bryant’s immaturity? Johnson: “no.not a big fan of Plaxico”

On Jerry Jones’ ego getting in the way: Johnson: “better this yr”

Who will win the season opener between the Cowboys and Giants? Johnson: “Dallas Cowboys bank on it!”

Will the Cowboys do better than last year? Johnson: “yes you can go to the bank on it”

Could Johnson be hired back by the Cowboys as the team’s general manager? Johnson: “never happen…Jones family forever..”

If Tony Romo struggles would the Cowboys make the switch to Kyle Orton? Johnson: “only if Romo is injured”

Could the Cowboys go 12-4 and win the NFC East? Johnson: “doable..Romo has to be great”

You can follow Johnson on Twitter here: @JimmyJohnson.

If you’d like to see Johnson speak about the Cowboys at greater length, he will be the keynote speaker at the SMU Athletic Forum Luncheon on August 29 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota