Bill Parcells

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    April 5, 2012

    Joe Avezzano, the Cowboys' Beloved Former Special Teams Coach, is Dead at 68

    There aren't many special teams coaches whose names or faces we recognize. But Joe Avezzano, who choreographed the Cowboys' kicking and return games from 1990 to 2002, was a memorable face and name. And now he's gone: Dead at 68, several outlets are reporting, after suffering a heart attack on a tre ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know one practice doesn't make a career and, as Bill Parcells says, let's hold off on shipping that bust to Canton, but Cowboys' first-round draft pick Tyron Smith looks like a beast ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 7, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.7.11

    ​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 >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    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 >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys: Seven Coaches and a Baby

    ​In this week's Dallas Observer column in which I surmise that Wade Phillips is entering his last season - win, lose or drawl - I tell the story of riding up a training camp elevator with the Dallas Cowboys' head coach. Sounds riveting, I know. But wait, there's more! Watching Wade ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.21.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Found this Josh Hamilton interview from Rangers' spring training. March 18, 2009 to be exact. In other words, about two months - give or take - after his full-throttle, alcohol-laden nig ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Wading Through Doubt

    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is guaranteed nothing beyond a talented team in 2008

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    January 17, 2008

    See There, The Grass Ain’t Always Greener

    Jason Garrett had second interviews with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons about their head coaching jobs. But, come on, he never really had second thoughts about actually leaving the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett’s decision to stay in Dallas and become the team’s unofficial head-coach-in-wait ... More >>

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    January 11, 2008

    C'mon, Youze Guys, New York's So Much Better Than Dallas

    In a column sure to make locals' heads collectively 'splode, former Dallas Morning News sports writer Gary Myers, who departed these climes in '89, today has a piece in the Daily News bearing the aw-jeez headline, "The Big Apple vs. The Big D." As in, "Dallas is a pizza and bagels-challenged town, t ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007

    Hoops Du Jour, With a Side of Pigskin

    So, what are you more intrigued by tonight: the basketball showdown at the American Airlines Center? Or the one up the street at Moody Coliseum? In a rare clash of national high school titans, Duncanville (Class of ’82, thank you very much) meets perennial power Oak Hill Academy at 8 p.m. at SMU. ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    Little T's All Grown Up

    As we predicted a while back, Terrell Owens is happy. Something about the disappearance of Bill Parcells magically removing accidental overdoses, narcolepsy and shouting matches with assistants from his daily diet. Weird, the Fat Fish’s departure did the same trick for me too. If you’ve been pa ... 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 14, 2007

    Before Romo, There Was Henson

    Remember Drew Henson? C'mon -- he was gonna be the next Troy Aikman, before Tony Romo took the mantle. Nine years ago, he was drafted by the New York Yankees -- a five-year deal, including a signing bonus worth $2 mil. But instead of going straight into baseball, he opts for college -- where, at the ... More >>

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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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    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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    February 9, 2007

    Wade Into Change

    Wade Phillips, kneeling, with a proud papa named Bum. Speaking of, wonder what Bill Parcells is gonna do now. I have the new Dallas Cowboys head coach's cell phone number. He knows Terrell Owens' name. And when he strode into the main meeting room at Valley Ranch for Thursday's press conference, the ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007


    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    Ssssh, All-Star Game Sleeping

    With Bill Parcells in limbo, the Bears and Colts in the Super Bowl and the Dallas Mavericks in first place, does anyone care that the NHL All-Star Game is in town? Under the cover of wintry mix, the showpiece of America's No. 4 sport sneaked into Dallas and will this week try to re-boot old fans and ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    December 4, 2006
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    November 30, 2006
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    November 28, 2006

    Kicked to the Curb

    Somebody was trying to sell this Mike Vanderjagt-signed helmet on eBay. We're pretty sure they had to pay the winner to take it off their hands. Mike Vanderjagt just kept on being right. Which, ultimately, was wrong. In a move that displays how serious the Cowboys are about winning a Super Bowl th ... More >>

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    November 23, 2006

    America's Extreme

    Cowboys tiptoeing line between super and stupor

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    September 27, 2006

    T.O. to T.A.L.K.

    T.O.'s supposed to talk in about five minutes, which is good, since coach Bill Parcells just said at his press conference: "When I find out what the hell is going on, you will know." There was quite the scene assembled at Owens' Deep Ellum condo about an hour ago: agent Drew Rosenhaus and former Cow ... More >>

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    August 29, 2006

    Owens' Sausage

    This picture was taken yesterday, when Jerry Jones tried to take back Terrell Owens' jersey. Sorry. That's just wishful thinking. I watched as late as I could, but it was exhausting and I was exhausted: Some time around 1:30 this morning, Andre Agassi won his first-round match at the U.S. Open, and ... More >>

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    August 25, 2006
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    August 22, 2006

    Romo Wins Job!

    Tony Romo seems to think the starting QB position is still open. Uh, dude? Now, don't go getting all flustered and drop your new Madden NFL 07. Though that damned media won't seem to let it die, the only job Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is winning this pre-season is the No. 2 slot, behind No ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    The Tuna Talks...or Not

    When the Cowboys host their coaching clinic tomorrow, the Tuna will not be there. But the guy who coaches the arena team'll be there. Same thing, innit? In what has become a really cool gesture by your Dallas Cowboys, the team will host its annual coaching clinic Friday at Texas Stadium. The clinic ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    It's an annual rite of spring. On April 15--at precisely 11:59 p.m., if you're like me--we do our taxes and write off the Texas Rangers. This year seemed no different. Before the season even started, prized pitcher Adam Eaton injured his finger. New leadoff man Brad Wilkerson started striking out mo ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006

    Silent Stupidity

    Cowboys' Jerry and Bill have deteriorated into comedy's Penn and Teller

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    April 6, 2006
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    March 29, 2006

    Small Steps

    The Terrell Owens gamble notwithstanding, the Dallas Cowboys quietly are taking small steps to make big improvements next season. First, Dallas cured its chronic kicking cancer by signing Mike Vanderjagt. Despite being labeled an "idiot kicker" by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for ru ... More >>

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    March 17, 2006

    T.O. or Not T.O.?

    Jerry Jones is in the Caribbean. Bill Parcells is in Florida. Terrell Owens is in limbo. And every Cowboys fan is in the dark. If you watched KLBK-Channel 13 in Lubbock this morning, you're sure Owens signed a multi-year contract with the Cowboys late Thursday night and that a press conference is fo ... More >>

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    March 9, 2006

    Labor of Love

    Not that we never really worried, but the National Football League we know and love was kept intact last night. Facing a do-or-drastically-alter deadline, league owners meeting at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport voted to accept a collective bargaining agreement proposal from the players' uni ... More >>

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    September 8, 2005

    Drew Drive

    Cowboys quarterback of the future closer to being out on the street

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    July 21, 2005
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    August 12, 2004

    Goodbye, Godboy

    Carter's gone. Now what do we talk about?

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    June 17, 2004

    Dear Hunter

    Do the Cowboys need another cornerback? What's the answer, for Pete's sake?

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    April 1, 2004

    Add a 'Tude

    Keyshawn brings much-needed swagger to the 'Boys

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    March 25, 2004

    Showing a Pulse

    Getting Drew, Keyshawn and Marcellus reveals the Cowboys have life after all

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    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

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    December 11, 2003

    Head Cases

    The Eagles--and their fans--know when insanity is a good thing

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Liar

    Jerry Jones

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    September 25, 2003

    Kick Ace

    Billy Cundiff's performance was great. So why do I hate him?

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    January 23, 2003

    Lizzie Does Dallas

    Plus: Oh, My Aikman Balls

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