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    October 8, 2013

    The New Dallas Cowboys Theme Song was Written and Performed by Dorrough

    Dallas' own Dorrough has officially put his mark on the city in creating the new Dallas Cowboys theme song. The track, "Our Time," will be the official walk out music and promotional audio for America's team. Stadium DJs played the song during last week's game against the Denver Broncos, but it will ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Alex Tanney, the Internet's Favorite Trick-Shot Quarterback, is Now Playing for the Cowboys

    Alex Tanney completed more touchdown passes during his college career (157) than any quarterback in NCAA history, though you probably wouldn't know it. Tanney spent his time as an undergrad in the obscurity of Division III, leading the Fighting Scots of Illinois' tiny Monmouth College. Tanney is wa ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Dallas Police Finally Break Silence on Fruit Ninja Incident [Updated]

    In case you missed it, the Dallas Police Department tweeted the following over the weekend: "@DallasPD: I just sliced 38 fruit in Classic Mode on Fruit Ninja for iPhone!" This was followed quickly by a retraction: "Our apologies for the fruit Ninja tweet sent earlier. One of our kids played the game ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    America Really, Really Wants the Cowboys to Lose to the Redskins on Sunday

    The Dallas Cowboys, despite a season defined largely by extended periods of mediocrity, improbably, inexplicably find themselves on the cusp of their first playoff berth in three years. It all comes down to Sunday. If they beat the Redskins, they're in. If they lose, they're out. One would expect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    December 5, 2012

    Bob Costas' Sin: By Talking About Gun Violence, He Let Reality Intrude into Football's Fantasyland

    So what was it -- really -- that got everybody so fired up about Bob Costas' timid little attempt at a gun control message on Sunday Night Football last Sunday? Was it less about gun violence than the intrusion of real life into the violent dreamscape of professional football? In the first place, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Without Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Cowboys' Receiving Corps is ... Yuck.

    ​The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.) It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?) With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being lef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Fine, You Wanna "Trade Tony Romo"! Um, For Whom, Exactly?

    ​In the wake of his infuriating, game-losing Texas two-stub Sunday night in New York, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is in the middle of a familiar tug-o'-war. In this corner: Supporters who claim he's an elite player who simply, spectacularly goofed up trying to aggressively make ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fantasy Cowboys*

    *This advice is contingent on you promising never to root for your Fantasy Team over your Favorite Team.

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    September 8, 2011

    Rob Ryan Sure Can Talk, But Can He Coach?

    The stats say no. Here's hoping the stats lie.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Oh, I Get It. Drew Pearson Will Have Company Going Into the Ring of Honor.

    ​We know one of these days in the next two weeks Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is going to call a press conference at which he'll announce his intent to induct former receiver Drew Pearson into the team's Ring of Honor. Good. Not a more deserving candidate. But ... not so fast? Or, perhaps, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.12.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.5.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome. 9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    It's Off to Camp Chaos for the Cowboys

    With the NFL lockout finally over, the Cowboys embark on an unprecedented training camp and an unpredictable 2011 season.

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    July 27, 2011

    Cowboys Stadium Getting Two New Voices in 2011

    Roger Emrich: New 'Boys Voice​While the Cowboys cut familiar faces in an attempt to reshape their team on the field, the organization has also decided to give its stadium an audio makeover. Out as Cowboys Stadium public address announcer is Jody Dean, to be replaced by local award-wi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Cowboys Training Camp 2011: Top 5 To-Do List

    Well, are you ready for some?​Arrived in San Antonio this morning and will attend owner Jerry Jones' State of the Franchise press conference at 3 p.m. in The Alamodome. (After an off-season of relative silence and so many topics to cover, this baby could go 90 minutes.) In the post-lockout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Football. Finally.

    ​Day 132 of the NFL lockout is going to be the last. When the NFL Players Association's 11-man executive committee formally agrees to accept the owners' labor proposal this morning -- around 10 a.m. -- it will effectively end a boring, maddening off-season. As the league's approximate 1,900 ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Your Sneak Peek at Most Eligible Dallas

    Tara Harper​Maybe you recall: About three months ago Bravo sent word that some time over the summer it would debut Most Eligible Dallas, wherein the city "serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping docu-series that follows a group of successful friends living it up like only Texas socialite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    The Champion of Championships: Where Does the Mavs' Title Rank?

    ​Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    March Madness, NFL Style: DeMarcus Ware a Madden Cover Boy?

    ​While in the midst of a lockout, the NFL owners and players these days can't even agree on what they disagree on. What to do for a football junkie? I know, let's have a March Madness-style tournament, the winner of which gets as his prize: The cover of the Madden 2012 video game. Wait, what? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft Needs: How About a Safe(ty) Pick

    ​Enough of this asinine stuff about "best player available." What if, somehow, at No. 9 in April's NFL Draft that player happens to be a tight end? A weakside linebacker? A punter? Or, God and Tim Cowlishaw forbid, a quarterback? Under that premise, the Cowboys - 6-10 and desperate for help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Also Gave Us ... The Greatest Moment in Texas Football History?

    ​I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... 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 14, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.14.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jerry Jones is desperate to break the Super Bowl attendance record, set at the Rose Bowl back in 1980. To do so, he needs to pack 104,000 into Cowboys Stadium. Or around it? He wants to sell ticke ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Next Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys Will Be ...

    ​Garrett Top. Unless of course, Jason Garrett pulls a Cliff Lee and spurns the metroplex. Make no mistake, the Dallas Cowboys' interim head coach is suddenly a hot commodity as other NFL teams' permanent head coach. In the wake of a 5-3 second half he has some real leverage now. How's th ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Eagles 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Time To Hire Jason Garrett Full-Time: Right Now

    ​I've seen enough. You? If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced the hiring of Jason Garrett today as permanent head coach, I'd be fine with it. Elated, actually. It won't happen of course, in part because of the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires teams to interview at least one minority ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.3.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm going to be extremely disappointed gutted if the Rangers don't sign Cliff Lee, hopefully during next week's Winter Meetings in Florida. Sorry, but a consolation prize of Zack Greinke - or ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    The Four Corners of the Dallas Cowboys' Coaching Future

    ​After talking with a couple embedded folks I trust out at Valley Ranch, this is how I see it all going down: The next permanent head coach of the Dallas Cowboys will come from one of four corners. Owner Jerry Jones is as conflicted, confused and confounded as at any time during his 22-y ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Hello Jason Garrett: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Jerry Jones wants tangible improvements. Is that simply Jason getting the Cowboys to play harder? Or does he need to go 3-5 down the stretch? Either way, you can bet Bill Cowher's number is handy. 9. Garrett played behind Troy Aikman and was coached by Norv Turner and Sean Payton. Not a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Dallas Cowboys are Losing Pretty. But That's About to Change. Promise.

    ​I've had this feeling before. Oh, say, for example a couple of weeks ago before the 0-2 Dallas Cowboys played the Houston Texans. I thought it then and I believe it again: The Cowboys will win this week. In fact, the Cowboys will beat the New York Giants by 10 points Monday night at Cowb ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Hey, Look, it's a UFO! No, Actually, it's an Even Weirder Sight: Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wing

    ​Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings. Well, at least one of them. The Stars, off to a 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 start or whatever the hell it is these days in the NHL, play ... More >>

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    September 19, 2010

    Bears 27, Cowboys 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. If I told you that Team A had edges over Team B in yards (410-308), plays (71-49) and time of possession (33:40-26:20) while holding its opponent to 1 of 11 on third downs and producing a special teams touchdown, you'd probably say that Team A had a 90-percent chance of wi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Chargers 14: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I'm out of excuses/reasons/explanations. Any theories as to why - still - quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Roy Williams don't seem to be on the same page? Sometimes it's Romo overthrowing him and sometimes it's Williams falling down. Whatever, they just don't click. 9. Of all the lineb ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.13.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Best news for your Texas Rangers is that they're not only successful, but extremely popular. Thursday night's Cliff Lee-pitched loss to the New York Yankees was not only a sellout, but also the hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    If Only Martellus Bennett Could Play Football

    ​At this rate, Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett will finish the season with more apologies than catches. Again yesterday Marty B was trying to explain another episode of "embarrassing the franchise", this time when nude self-portraits showed up on the internet at a site called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    This Just In: People That Aren't Us Hate Jerry Jones

    ​Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate? Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years? Whatever the reason, ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Double Time

    Matisse's bronze age spreads across two museums

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