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    January 11, 2013

    NFC/AFC Championships 2013: Predictions Based on The Football Albums

    This weekend, the NFC and AFC Championship rounds will pit such heavyweights as the Baltimore Ravens against the Peyton Mannings, The Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Blinding Highlights against the Atlanta Falcons and a game I won't mention for obvious reasons. We're h ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Cowboys 20, Bengals 19: Dallas Channels Grief, or Uses Football as Distraction, or Maybe Both?

    It's impossible to understand what happens behind the scenes in the NFL. Sure, there are NFL films and Hard Knocks, but even those get filtered down and provide a minute glimpse into the heart of an NFL team. Knowing how a group of athletes handle the death of one teammate and the jailing of another ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 23: Dallas Players Not Named Romo Seal A Sweet Victory

    Through nearly three quarters, it seemed as though this would be the final blow to a season barely halfway over. Michael Vick was knocked out of the game in the second quarter, unable to return for postgame autographs. Rookie Nick Foles then took the helm and put the Eagles in position to slam the ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Your Dallas Cowboys Are Now Hawking Half-Price Luxury Suites on LivingSocial

    The Cowboys' victory over the Eagles yesterday means the team, even at 4-5, still has a realistic shot at the playoffs. That's the good news. The bad news is that this was only one game against a terrible team, which does little to dispel the notion that the Cowboys are just as bad as they've seemed ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Garrett and the Cowboys Gift Wrap Another Loss, Should Probably Open Stand in Mall

    When people look back on the Cowboys' 2012 season, there are only two things they will be concerned with: wins and losses. Yesterday's game falls into the latter column, but only because the Pokes violently shoved it out of the former. See also: Ravens Cornerback Tells Dez Bryant to "Be a Man," ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a tradema ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarke ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Should Deion Sanders Go Into the Hall of Fame as a Cowboy?

    ​Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Why, then, does it feel like it's a no-brainer that he goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy? He's - perhaps reluctantly - ours, right? Former Cowboys Bill ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    Cowboys-Raiders: 5 Things to Watch For

    ​Wait a minute, didn't the Dallas Cowboys just play a game? A meaningless game? Sure enough. But just four days after Cowboys 16, Bengals 7 they're at it again tonight against the Oakland Raiders at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. With the Cowboys massively banged up tonight's goal is to remain ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Dez Bryant is a Dallas Cowboy: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Nevermores 33, Never Agains 24

    Lowlights from the final night at Texas Stadium: *I know the Buccaneers and Eagles lost yesterday and there's still hope for the Cowboys making the playoffs. But what happened Saturday night was inexcusable. *Safety Ken Hamlin, who played in the Pro Bowl last January, was unblocked and had bot ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Home Field Advantage

    The 'Boys say farewell to Texas Stadium

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    December 9, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    Okay, I'm swamped up to here penning a cover story about a former Cowboy you haven't thought about in a long time, so let's make this snappy. Besides, isn't it best to eat your crow on the run? After praising Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo in a swath of I-told-you-so's last week, he went ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    Donovan McNabb benched? Matt Cassel with back-to-back 400-yard games? Just when you think the quarterback world has gone crazier than George Clooney, Tony Romo finally returns to being, well, Tony Romo.   Moving around in the pocket to produce 341 yards and three touchdowns.   Mo ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    Not Tony Romo’s best day. But better than Brad Johnson. By a mile. Okay, I’ve got a long-distance, work-related field trip today so let’s get to it. Just for fun, let’s reveal ‘em in reverse order. Extrapolates the drama and all. Where you guys think Graham Harrell and Sam Brad ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    Which Cowboys Are You Watching?

    Half-empty or half-full? Since NFL beauty is in the eye of the ticket holder, I was wondering where y’all fall on the Cowboys through five games. Happy? Satisfied? Concerned? Mad? Some seem generally pissy that Dallas had to squeak past the Bengals. Others are convinced the Super Bowl ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Video of the Week: Cowboys Fans Are Retarded

    It's Friday. I know, let's implement a new feature. And let's call it: Video of the Week. To get the party started, how about 10:36 of a Cowboys-Bengals preview featuring “King Solomon”, “concubines” and “the Emperor”? Oh, and “really abrupt editing.” In picking Cowboys 31, B ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    His arrow is suddenly pointing down. Don’t look now, but just guess who has the best passer rating in the NFL? Not Brady nor Manning nor Romo nor … Would you believe this guy? Believe it. Six touchdowns will do that for you. As for the rest of the NFL’s quarterbacks, Green Bay’s ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 2

    After correctly predicting SMU’s pratfall at Rice, I'm faced with two options: 1. Quit while I’m ahead. 2. Continue amassing my fortune. Since I have, you could say, a small “problem” with integrating No. 1 into my life, let’s give No. 2 a spin shall we? The Cowboys on Sund ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Browns Fans Can See Into the Future

    Should you happen to miss the first, oh, 10 plays Your Dallas Cowboys run Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in the Dawg Pound, the Browns forum on Scout.com has 'em for you. Here is but a taste: "Play action-fake handoff to Barber inside, Romo 13 yard pass to Witten in the right seam. First Down ( ... More >>

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    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    See There, The Grass Ain’t Always Greener

    Jason Garrett had second interviews with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons about their head coaching jobs. But, come on, he never really had second thoughts about actually leaving the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett’s decision to stay in Dallas and become the team’s unofficial head-coach-in-wait ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    Looking Ahead, 'Cause It’s Too Damn Sickening To Look Back.

    We wouldn't pay $250 for a Fire Wade Phillips Web site. Because, then, where will Tracy Phillips go? Still trying to figure out how the Cowboys lost a playoff game despite limiting the Giants to only 56 yards in the second half. But let’s put away the mirrors and get out our crystal ball. I think ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    Stark Raven Mad Yet?

    Jason Garrett ain't moving to Baltimore ... yet. But says ESPN, the chances are now "60-40" that the former Cowboys backup QB-turned-offensive coordinator will take the Ravens' head coaching gig, which was, apparently, just offered to the world's biggest Bob Dylan fan. Bot do note: "According to a C ... More >>

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    August 31, 2007

    T.O. Takes Time to Answer 10 Questions

    The September 10 issue of Time -- which is not yet online --- contains 10 questions for Your Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Terrell Owens. And it's just brilliant, brilliant -- if only for the queries posed by Randall L. Dunn of Cincinnati and Patrick Hurley of Buffalo:

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    March 9, 2006

    Labor of Love

    Not that we never really worried, but the National Football League we know and love was kept intact last night. Facing a do-or-drastically-alter deadline, league owners meeting at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport voted to accept a collective bargaining agreement proposal from the players' uni ... More >>

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    September 7, 2000

    Fallen Star

    A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes

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