Columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor will join ESPNDallas.com beginning Monday, Aug. 1, it was announced Wednesday.
Taylor will write about everything from the Dallas Cowboys' quest for a Super Bowl ring to Texas high school football. He will also contribute to ESPN 103.3 FM, the flagship station of the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.
He will make his first appearance on the Ben and Skin Show at 11 a.m. Thursday.
I'm not clear on whether this spells an end for "The Soul Patch" on Sunday mornings over on The Ticket, but I would guess he'll be keeping that gig if his role on ESPN Radio is to be that of a "contributor." That said, there's a content-sharing deal in place between the Ticket and the Dallas Morning News, so I guess what I'm saying is that I'm not certain as to how all of the pieces are going to fall into place on this.
And, of course, Anthony Andro and Jennifer Floyd Engel have just defected from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to FOX Sports's online platform, so this leaves the two major dailies in the DFW area with Evan Grant, Jeff Wilson, Drew Davison and Gerry Fraley as everyday Rangers beat writers, and Randy Galloway, Gil LeBreton, Tim Cowlishaw, and Kevin Sherrington as the primary columnists.
Update: JJT confirms on Twitter that The Soul Patch is no more. I guess KTCK could always give Killer Kellison and T.C. Fleming a show on Sunday mornings called "We Like Steak."