Pat Kingsley makes her living as a partner for PMK, a Los Angeles-area public-relations firm, advising high-powered Hollywood clients such as Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer how to maintain and improve their public image.
Asked about the star-studded Dallas Cowboys, who are trying to spruce up their tarnished reputation, Kingsley said, "It's not working.
"I always thought of the Cowboys as America's Team, going back to players such as Roger Staubach. What's happening now saddens me."
And how does she view the team's current image?
"They are worse than the image of the Raiders," she said.
The Cowboys' image has been battered by a series of off-the-field problems, including players renting a house to spend time with their girlfriends--away from their wives.
"It all starts with the bad image of their owner; he's not a popular man," Kingsley said. "He should be quieter, the team should shut up and play football, and instead of going out for beer, they should do some charity work. Just because they are professional players doesn't give them the right to abuse the sport or abuse society."