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Andre Gurode

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    September 6, 2011

    Bigger Isn't Always Better in Texas. Right, Cowboys' Offensive Line? Should We Fear for Tony Romo's Health? Again?

    ​When Tony Romo was sacked by the Giants' Michael Boley last October 25 it broke his collar bone and effectively ended what was already a wobbly Cowboys' 2010 season. It was also, remember, the result of a missed blocking assignment by a rookie. Chris Gronkowski was part of Saturday's cuts b ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Cowboys Roster Cuts: What We're Left With

    ​In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Cowboys Preseason 8.17.11: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Backup quarterback Jon Kitna didn't practice for a second consecutive day on Tuesday because of a sore back yesterday. Move along, nothing to see here. (Fingers crossed.) 9. Owner Jerry Jones thinks running back Felix Jones is the key to the season: "If he's real good, we'll be real go ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... 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 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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    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

    Cowboys Practice in San Antonio Finally

    *Jason Garrett may be changing the culture but his clock might be a bit off. Today's 10 a.m. walkthrough at The Alamodome started at precisely ... 10:30. Actually, he has an excuse. The NFL Players Association was here to get the players' vote to recertify the union. *Look for first-round draft ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Dez Bryant Stands Up New Jersey Memorablia Show

    ​It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    DeMarcus Ware the MVC: Most Valuable Cowboy

    ​More than Tony Romo, Jason Witten and, yes, Mat McBriar, the most valuable Cowboy is DeMarcus Ware.Drafted 11th overall in '05, the outside linebacker has led Dallas in sacks in all five of his seasons and is the only player in the NFL with at least 10 quarterback traps in each of the last four y ... 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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    November 4, 2010

    Blythe Beck on Cooking With Love and Loving New Kids on the Block

    Courtesy Central 214​Yesterday, we brought you a short profile of the unflappable Blythe Beck, executive chef at Central 214. Today, we asked Beck to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, she shares one of her naughty recipes. (Note: Beck's words are after the ellipses.) My friends say I ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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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 5, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.4.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Linebacker Anthony Spencer missed practice after getting his foot stepped on in Wednesday's warm-ups, but it's a day-to-day thing. No biggie. Second-year player Victor Butler took his place and didn't look out of place at all. 9. Rough day for the offense. Tony Romo was harassed int ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Numbers With Friends: The All-Time Cowboys' Fantasy Roster

    ​I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Ballers and Shotcallers: Play-N-Skillz's Welcome To All-Star Affair

    Gloria LevarioModel Gloria Velez, Dallas Cowboy Ken Hamlin and Bun B hang in Plush's VIP section. For more photos from the night, check the full slideshow here.​Play-N-Skillz's Welcome to All-Star AffairPlushSeemed it was a late-arriving crowd at Plush, for the first of Play-N-Skillz's four nights ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, but 18 less sacks), but the Dallas Cowboys should be pleased to have landed six players on the NFC Pro ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    The Ugliest Cowboys' Win in the History of Ever?

    ​Last year's 13-9 win over Tampa Bay was ugly. I seemed to remember a 10-6 yawner over Buffalo in 2003. And, of course, there was the 9-7 classic over the Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2001 when both teams entered 0-4. I'm sure there are others, but yesterday's Cowboys 26, C ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Dallas' Fantasy Roster

    No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.​When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Snap To It!

    After all, this franchise has a history with bad snaps.​With nods to the special teams and Mike Mickens and Jason Williams, the most troubling aspect of last week's Cowboys' pre-season loss to the Raiders was the most elementary of plays: The snap. After a season in which Andre Gurode sent ... 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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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Cowboys' Crappy New Year!

    After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?

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    December 25, 2008
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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 b ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Cowboys Have 5 Pro Bowlers Not Named Tony Romo

    The Dallas Cowboys' Pro Bowl representation dwindled from 11 players last year to 5 this afternoon. Will their win total similarly decline from 13 to 11? ... 10? ... 9?   Tight end Jason Witten, center Andre Gurode, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and right guard Leonard&nbs ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Thanksgiving Leftovers

       *Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9. Toldja.    *Isn't it great to have a quarterback who makes plays when plays aren't there to be made? I'm thankful, Tony Romo. Very thankful.   *Turkey sure was good, but the digestion process and my blowout-induced nap was uncomfortab ... More >>

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    October 19, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

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    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

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    December 13, 2007
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    May 22, 2007
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    February 20, 2007
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    October 9, 2006
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    October 2, 2006
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