^ They might have been considering recasting Jock, at least for a little while. Jim Davis would have been a tough act to follow, but it's more typically soap opera to recast a character.
Jock was one of my favorite characters of all in Dallas.
my favorite moments when he gets pissed.
Jock: "J.R. just what the hell are you doing!?!?!?"
Seeing J.R. with his shit eating grin or look of "oh shit!"...I'm really going to miss that most.