Technology can be so helpful -- when it works. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington football team.
On Monday, the Cowboys' communication service to their Microsoft surface tablets wasn't working properly. With their primary source of playbook information temporarily down, they used the next best thing and relied on printed versions of their playbook. Tangible copies can't fail, right? They don't, but even the printers weren't working correctly for the visiting Cowboys.
To make matters worse, Washington cannot access its devices, either, even though they're still functional. As a rule, the team cannot use its sideline devices if its opponents have technical issues.
Is someone on either roster an IT professional? These teams need to get their plays back!
Cowboys & NFL officials discussing the faulty printer. Couldn't make this up if I tried. pic.twitter.com/5ZBO6CAyPt
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) December 8, 2015
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