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    September 24, 2013

    Three Dallas Cowboys Are Being Sued for Not Saving a Football Camper Who Nearly Drowned

    In mid-July, CBS 11 carried a brief report about a near-drowning at a University of North Texas swimming pool. A teenager attending an overnight football camp had been pulled from the bottom of the pool by lifeguards around 9 p.m. on July 11 and rushed to the hospital. The boy survived, but his par ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    'Skins 28, 'Boys 18: If Purgatory Sponsored a Football Team, It'd Be These Cowboys

    Man. How could it have ended any other way? It was such a familiar outcome that looking back on it seems disgustingly routine. Just when you put your tiny heart into hoping for this team to do well, it gets crushed as it has so many, many times before. One playoff victory isn't nearly accurate e ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Cowboys 27, Steelers 24: They're Going Streaking ... with Josh Brent on the Sidelines?

    We're going streaking! For the first time in many years, the Dallas Cowboys are on a roll. After gutting out a few wins against mediocre teams, the Cowboys have now claimed back-to-back victories against AFC playoff contenders. Anything can happen in the final two games of the season, but for now ... 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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    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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    October 2, 2012

    Bears 34, Cowboys 18: That's Just Romo Being Romo, and Dez Being Dez, and ...

    It seems to have become a routine occurrence for the Cowboys in the Garrett Era: win one game, lose the next. One step forward, two drunken stumbles into the hot tub. Don't heap too much praise on any one player, lest you're prepared to be let down the following week. This time, it was the Bears wh ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    Cowboys 27, 49ers 24 (OT): My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Like me, were you scared to death that Jesse Holley was going to fumble while holding the ball up in premature exclamation at the end of his 77-yard overtime catch? 9. Rob Ryan may be a defensive genius, but it doesn't show when he has Anthony Spencer trying to cover tight end ... 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

    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 8, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 13: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. It wasn't exactly football, but it was close. Sunday's Blue-White scrimmage featured a couple of decent hits and some tackling to the ground. For the most part it was 75-percent speed, a juicy appetizer for Thursday's Cowboys-Broncos pre-season opener  9. By my very unscientific and ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

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    February 7, 2011

    Packers 31, Steelers 25: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Can't believe I just watched Troy Polamalu play like Alan Ball. And James Harrison like Anthony Spencer. I know Harrison had a sack, but for the most part those playmakers were non-factors. 9. Biggest play of the game was Rashard Mendenhall's fumble at Green Bay's 36 on the first pl ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Welcome to the National Finesse League

    At the risk of sounding 103 years old, I need to ask a question: What has happened to football? On 105.3 The Fan I co-host the weekly radio shows of Dallas Cowboys' defensive players Jay Ratliff (Mondays 6 p.m.) and DeMarcus Ware (Wednesdays 2:15). Each week they bemoan not being able to, well, hi ... 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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    November 2, 2010

    Whom Do You Blame for the Cowboys' Catastrophe?

    ​We now return to your regularly scheduled football season where ... Oh, dear. If you saw this coming - the Dallas Cowboys at 1-6 - raise your hand. I'm impressed. I'll also, of course, need proof. Some of us thought the Cowboys would play in Super Bowl XLV. Most of us thought they'd win the ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' 2009 Draft Class = The Really Dirty Dozen

    ​At the time - April 30, 2009 - I called the Dallas Cowboys' draft class of 2009 a "dirty dozen." And, no, it was a compliment. Fast-forward to today and, unfortunately, it's uglier than ever. Making room on the roster for a tight end in light of another injury to another tight end (Martellus ... More >>

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    March 16, 2010

    And the Dallas Cowboys' Most Over-Achieving Player of 2009 is ...

    ​Would you believe the guy who lost the cornerback battle to Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins? That's right, Orlando Scandrick. According to the NFL's performance-based bonus system, Scandrick was the Cowboys' biggest bang-for-buck player last season. As a 5th-round draft pick who started one gam ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Welcome to a New, Bizarre World, Cowboys Fans

    See ya later, bastard.​The sun rose in the east this morning. But don't kid yourself, it's a vastly different planet for your Dallas Cowboys. A world, that is, free of monkeys, gorillas, primates, mandrills, King Kongs and, most imporantly, playoff pratfalls. In what will surely be referenc ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 6, 2009

    Giants 31, Decemberboys 24: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. This, my friends, is exactly why I wouldn't have Wade Phillips back as my head coach next season or any season. Simply put, he's just too soft. Nick Folk misses a field goal in three straight games and Wade just shrugs and says "I ain't worried." Says he won't even begin to consider Davi ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Wowboys 24, 'Fraiders 7: My Top 10 Observations

    Welcome back. We missed you.​10. A win? Meh. Stats schmatts. Turkey? Whatever. Not to name drop or pound my chest or launch a pre-emptive-strike excuse for whatever distracted drivel may follow, but the highlight of a certain dorky sportswriter/radio host's Thanksgiving  ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Turn Back the Clock, Cowboys Fans. So ... Wouldja?

    I like to prod ol' Uncle Wade but, let's face, his fixed defense is the reason there's hope in Cowboyville. ​Jason Garrett is clueless. Roy Williams is a bust. Martellus Bennett is a non-factor. Felix Jones has lost a step. Nick Folk has the yips. Marc Colombo is hurt. Ken Hamlin ... More >>

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    November 22, 2009

    Wowboys 7, Deadskins 6: My Top 10 Observations

    Back atcha, punk.​10. Fine, I'll say it: Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is too quick to abandon the pass. I'll say it, of course, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. After only 11 handoffs to running backs in Green Bay, Dallas was committed to the running game today. The good: 33 ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.13.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, so let it be known that my buddy and Ticket founding father Mike Rhyner has been/is calling for a Cowboys' appearance in this year's Super Bowl. This, after 14-plus years as president of the a ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    So, Which Starter Can The Cowboys Most Afford to Lose?

    ​Dallas Cowboys' free safety Ken Hamlin missed practice yesterday with a strained left groin. Bad news? Or good news? To me, Hamlin is the weakest link among Dallas' 24 starters (including kickers). The drop-off from Hamlin to Patrick Watkins is smaller than from any other starter to any othe ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    49ers 20, Cowboys 13: My Top 10 Observations

    Not quite as painful as this.​10. Jesse Holley fans - you know who you are - rejoice. Looks like he'll at least survive tomorrow's cut down to 75. The Cowboys are at 77 and have two rookies (Robert Brewster and Brandon Williams) headed off the active roster on to season-ending injured ... 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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    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 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 27, 2009

    Good Riddance, Greg Ellis

    Good guy and good player ultimately not good enough.In the end, soon-to-be former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis is so much Michael Finley and Michael Young: A great leader and good player buried in a shitty era. Except that - with his annual bitching about this or that - Ellis may have tarnished h ... 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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    March 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 3.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Police Chief David Kunkel can apologize all he wants for the indefensible actions of Robert Powell, but unless the officer is fired it will be a complete and utter injustice. Powell, who detai ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    43 Observations About Super Bowl XLIII

    To the victor go the spoils. Right, Hines?Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it sn ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrest ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    While We're Cleaning House: Greg Ellis, Pack Your Bags

    He's unhappy? Yep, must be the off-season.Among the Dallas Cowboys' many problems, let's address this one this afternoon: Terrell Owens and Greg Ellis are captains. Let that sink in a second while I remind you that any team that annoints me-first guys as locker-room leaders is fatally flawed ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Ellis Island

    Cowboys veteran tries to escape the tired, poor, hungry, huddled masses

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    July 26, 2007
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