Football season has returned, and with it we are reminded of the ridiculous lengths some players will go to garner national attention. From recording songs, to appearing in commercials, to crafting signature end zone dances for when they score, players on all levels do their best to raise their Q-sc ... More >>
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 >>
Friday afternoon, tragedy struck. America laughed while Big Tex smoldered, fairgoers having no free hands to wipe the tears as they double-fisted turkey legs and corn dogs. With the memory of the deep-fried deity lighting a fire in their collective boots, the Cowboys stormed out of the locker room ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Aqib TalibAnd you thought Dez Bryant getting booted from the mall was trouble? After a March 21 altercation involving his sister, his mother, his sister's boyfriend, two guns and at least five shots fired, former local high school football star and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
After a wildly entertaining weekend of the NFL playoffs, the following will not be playing in Arlington on February 6: *Michael Vick *Peyton Manning *Who Dat?! *The Dallas-born Kansas City Chiefs Despite intriguing story lines being buried, that was some damn skippy football. Three wins by ro ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>
One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010It'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 >>
Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>
NASL JerseysKyle Rote Jr. -- who, it was announced this week, is finally being inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame as a "veteran," no kidding -- did indeed call me back earlier this week. Said I'd have better luck trying him later -- meaning, oh, 'round 11 p.m. or midnight, he'd b ... More >>
You know it's a weird week when Mike Modano's final home game as a Dallas Star is only the second-saddest story. Went out to Texas Stadium Sunday morning for a funeral and - hate to admit this - but I cried. For a building. I know, silly. Or is it? Just after dawn - 7:07 a.m. if yo ... More >>
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 >>
The accident at the Cowboys' practice facility leaves structures collapsed, questions unanswered and a life forever changed
Jerry McClureIrvin to Rich Behm's family: $40,000For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys are actually acting like a unified team. In the wake of the Valley Ranch practice facility collapse on May 2, last night's premiere of Spike TV's new reality series Fourth and Long at Sting matured ... More >>
Doesn't seem that the Dallas Cowboys have learned their lesson or changed one smidge
Dude, there's no looking back. Is there?You know those pigs that were raised by dogs so when they grew up they thought they were, well, dogs? Pacman Jones is a pig. I've been promised visual photographic evidence by my Sportatorium spies at some point, but for now we'll go ... More >>
After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?
According to the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner are the two best NFL quarterbacks of 2008. According to me, nonsense. Warner has the best receivers in the league and throws in the worst division in football. Manning was steady, but hardly spectacular. My rankings, which take into acc ... More >>
Tony Romo, all is forgiven. At least for a week. After one of the most Gawd-awful performances of his career - or, let's face it, any career - in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys' quarterback went out Sunday night and padded his legacy with a game straight from Hollywood. Aching back and nagging teamm ... More >>
The morning after his Dallas Cowboys find themselves two wins from clinching a wild-card spot, owner and general manager Jerry Jones is still pretty high -- which is to say, he sits at No. 2 on Sports Business Journal's list of sports' 50 Most Influential figures. Jones is behind only George Bodenhe ... More >>
Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?
With a gutsy win in Washington the Cowboys saved their season and restored our hope. Now what?
Cowboys quarterback of the future closer to being out on the street
Pete Hunter grew up in Atlantic City casinos, so he knows he's a long shot to make it in the NFL. Then why does he seem like a sure bet?
For Cowboys placekicker Tim Seder, a bad team means another page in his storybook career
When Jerry Jones traded up to get Quincy Carter, he made everything difficult for his new "star"
Pat Summerall has been here for years, rockin' his peers...and so forth
Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?