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Alamodome

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    November 14, 2012

    The Rangers Will Play the First-Ever Baseball Game in the Alamodome This Spring

    San Antonio's Alamodome wasn't built for baseball. It didn't have a big league baseball team when it opened in 1993, and it still doesn't. In March, the Texas Rangers will fill that void, if only for a weekend. The club has inked a deal to bring the Rangers and the Triple-A Round Rock Express to th ... More >>

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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

    Tony Romo's Make or Break Year

    In the fickle world of NFL fandom, the Cowboys' QB has one more year to prove himself.

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    August 10, 2011

    The Top 5 Storylines from 2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    ​The Cowboys had exactly 10 practices in pads in San Antonio. In this weird, truncated preseason of NFL football, that makes a training camp. After a walkthrough this morning at The Alamodome, Dallas headed north and will tomorrow night begin its four-game exhibition season against the Bron ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Needing OL Help, Cowboys Sniffing Around Former Local Star Brian Waters

    ​Increasingly concerned that veteran Montrae Holland won't be the answer at right guard in 2011, the Cowboys have begun re-working their offensive line as training camp ends here in San Antonio after this afternoon's final padded practice at The Alamodome. Yesterday the Cowboys switched vete ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... 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 4, 2011

    Hook, Line and Stinker: The Cowboys' Catch and Release of Nnamdi Asomugha

    After an epic swing and miss at the NFL's No. 1 free agent, the Cowboys are off and crawling at training camp.

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    August 4, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free an ... 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 >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Another Heat-Related Fatality. Another Preventable Death?

    R.I.P., Korey Stringer​It was 10 years ago that Minnesota Vikings' offensive lineman Korey Stringer dropped dead on the team's training camp field, a victim of a heat stroke. I covered the Vikings' first game in the wake of their teammate's death, a pre-season game played right here in ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    2011 Cowboys Camp Day 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Was it just me and Fox 4's Mike Doocy, or was owner Jerry Jones choking up a bit yesterday when talking about the voyage that was lockout negotiations? "We took the boat out into a perfect storm and got the boat back home." The older he gets, the more sentimental and emotional Jerry get ... More >>

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    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 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 >>

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    July 26, 2011

    And We're Off ... Cowboys Signing Rookie Free Agents

    Lyle Leong, the newest Cowboy​With their first practice in San Antonio's Alamodome in about 48 hours, the Cowboys are scrambling to piece together a roster. The first step in that process is signing undrafted free agents, which can begin today per the post-lockout NFL rules. Who ... More >>

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    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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    July 20, 2011

    Cowboys Training Camp Headed to Arlington. At Least Part of it.

    ​Should come as no surprise because I've been speculating this for the last couple months, but the Cowboys are now telling the good folks in San Antonio not to expect a full, month-long training camp in their city this summer. At this point, the best bet -- pending the expected lockout l ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Good News: The Lockout's Almost Over. Bad News: So Are Two-a-Days.

    ​I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Barring a Lockout, Here's Who Your Dallas Cowboys Will Play in August

    ​If the Dallas Cowboys have a training camp this summer, they'll spend it in San Antonio's Alamodome. That's great news for critics who reasoned that last year's 1-7 start that got head coach Wade Phillips fired was a product of a marketing campaign of a preseason that saw them play five game ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys: The Defense Rests

    ​A proud franchise that once upon a time won Super Bowls behind a Doomsday Defense is these days shackled to the most disappointing season in team history by a defense that is simply doomed. Back in training camp down in The Alamodome in San Antonio, head coach Wade Phillips trumpeted&nb ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 12, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.6.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Since you guys salivate over local radio news, here's a zesty taste: Starting August 16 the new program director at 105.3 The Fan will be Bruce Gilbert. Yep, the same Bruce Gilbert who helped buil ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.3.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Regarding Brett Favre's latest, but certainly not last retirement, I think Cowboys' linebacker Bradie James put it best: "Don't care." 9. Tip for autograph seekers at The Alamodome: Get a roster. When Jason Hatcher walks off the field toward the tunnel, "Hey, 97!" isn't going to steer hi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.2.10: My Top 10 Observations

    David "Ferris" Buehler​10. Dez Bryant, wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, made several nice plays in Monday's only workout. But he wasn't on the receiving end, but rather the passing end. Bryant threw left-handed passes to receivers, who in a seemingly lazy drill attempted ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Dez Bryant's Injury Makes Karma Happy and Jerry Jones Mad

    ​Was it, as Roy Williams denies, karma? Or was it, as Jerry Jones suggests, Wade Phillips' fault? Either way, the ankle injury suffered here in San Antonio Friday afternoon by rookie receiver Dez Bryant has yanked the momentum of Dallas Cowboys' training camp to a screeching halt. S ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Dear Dez: No, It's Not the Media's Fault. It's Your Fault.

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Dez Bryant Catching Passes, Dropping Duties

    Dex Bryant​Roy Williams can't carry Dez Bryant's jock, so why should the Dallas Cowboys' rookie receiver carry the veteran's pads? Because he's a rookie, that's why. Troy Aikman baked cookies and took them on the team plane. As a Texas Rangers' rookie, Jarrod Saltalamacchia wore a diaper on a ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    The Cowboys Will Kick Off Training Camp Without Dez Bryant

    ​Dallas Cowboys' rookie receiver Dez Bryant may start once the NFL regular season starts. But he'll be on the sidelines when training camp begins Friday in San Antonio. Almost assuredly. Barring an 11th-hour contract agreement, Bryant will be one of many NFL rookies to miss the official start ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Basketball in Cowboys Stadium Was a Huge Success, But Would You Go There For a Mavs Game?

    ​Still blown away by the surreal scene at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NBA will come back some day and Mavs owner Mark Cuban says he's pondering holding a game - even a playoff game - out in Arlington. Hmm.

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    Jerry Jones: Big, But Not Well-Hung

    Size matters.​Everything's bigger (and lower) in Texas. Toldja. Back in May - after reading that the colossal video boards at Cowboys Stadium were to be only 90 feet above the playing field - I penned an item questioning exactly how high was high enough. It was more common sense than aeron ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Marty Be Freaky. Marty Be Funny. Marty Be Good.

    When he's not busy being all weird and great, he's even trying to improve his blocking. ​To my eyes, second-year tight end Martellus Bennett is the early star of training camp. And I'm not just saying that because he stole the show with his impromptu rapping at The Dallas Observer Music Awa ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 1

    Playmaker and his pupil.​Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Camp Cowboys' Prelude: Top 10 Observations

    Stephen Jones, Wade Phillips, Jerry Jones and some big whig from Ford kick off Cowboys Camp '09 by pretending to drive a pickup. Cue Brent Musberger: You are looking live!!! ​Let's do this every day, shall we? Okay, some days I'll split it into five observations from two separate practices ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Cowboys' Camp Questions?

    Home Sweet Dome.​A year ago at this time I was pegging the Dallas Cowboys for the "Super Bowl." Last time we saw them however - 44-6 losers in Philly on Dec. 28 - it was "or bust." Coming off 2008's 9-7 disaster, the Cowboys have shedded from their roster the leading receiver (Ter ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Cowboys' New Video Board is Big. But Is It High Enough?

    While the Dallas Cowboys held this week's minicamp at their temporary home (Carrollton's Standridge Stadium), their new home is about to become a really cool home. Cowboys Stadium will today officially debut as the world's biggest media room. This afternoon owner Jerry Jones wi ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    Alternate Route

    Don't look now, but T.O. actually seems OK

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    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

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    August 2, 2007

    Captain Casual

    Wade Phillips ushers in a kindler, gentler, better Cowboys era

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    July 26, 2007
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    April 11, 2007

    The Road to the, um, Super Bowl?

    Remember when you could count on lazy Sunday afternoons watching the Dallas Cowboys from Labor Day until, oh, New Year's? Gone. With the release of the NFL schedule today, the Cowboys will play a franchise-record seven games on national TV, but only nine of their 16 games take place on Sunday aftern ... More >>

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    August 21, 2006

    Dearly Departed

    As the sun sets over the rolling waves of Ventura County, the Cowboys say adios before moving on to...San Antonio. Not the same. Not even close. No one's particularly happy that the Dallas Cowboys have broken training camp in Oxnard, California, for the last time. Not the media, which drools over t ... More >>

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    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

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