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    September 13, 2011

    Fine, You Wanna "Trade Tony Romo"! Um, For Whom, Exactly?

    ​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 >>

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    September 8, 2011

    The Road to 8-8: A Week-by-Week Look at the 2011 Cowboys

    Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.

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    January 6, 2011

    After a Surprisingly Good Season, Jon Kitna is Done in Dallas. Sorta.

    ​On the short list of Dallas Cowboys' highlights this season: Dez Bryant. Mat McBriar. And, yes, Jon Kitna. After not playing a single snap in 2009, there were concerns about Tony Romo's 39-year-old backup. We all remember the disaster that was Brad Johnson. But after being pr ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​In his first NFL action in almost two years, Jon Kitna immediately served notice of one thing Monday night at Cowboys Stadium: When starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collar bone, the Cowboys' season swirled down the toilet with him. Kitna's stats don't look awful: 16 of ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Dude Food: Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

    Jesse Hughey​Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ3317 Inwood Rd. 214-350-2649Dude Factor: 6, or Tony Romo, on a scale of 1 (Brad Johnson) to 10 (Roger Staubach)Texas being one of the reddest of red states, medical marijuana isn't going to happen any time soon without intervention by the federal government. But ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    The Top 10 Ugliest Wins That Felt Like Losses in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​The Washington Redskins suck. Furthermore, they were playing without running back Clinton Portis, tight end Chris Cooley, two starting offensive linemen and stud defensive playmaker Albert Haynesworth. That's what makes yesterday's 7-6 escape by the Dallas Cowboys so damn fugly. A ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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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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    June 18, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust

    Quick takes from a Wednesday's minicamp workout at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium: *Tony Romo says the story that appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about him being told to lose weight is total bullshit. "That never happened," Romo said with a smile. "It just didn't." ... *From what I co ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 5, 2009

    As the Cowboys' Dust Settles ...

    We can cross our fingers real hard and go for the trifecta, but I don't see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones firing Wade Phillips today. Let's don't get greedy. But let's also be realistic. Gone from the roster that lost 44-6 in Philadelphia on Dec. 28 and went 9-7 last year are: Terrell Owens, Anthony Hen ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Cowboys Upgrade Two Positions. Barely.

    I know, whadd'ya say we raid the roster of the only winless roster in NFL history?! Eurrrrrreeeeeka! It only (let's hope) seems like the Cowboys have targeted the 0-16 Detroit Lions as the supply ship for reinforcements. After nabbing Roy (Receiver) Williams during the season, Dallas acquired backup ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    NFL Free Agency Starts ... Now! Sportatorium Lightning Rod Roy (Safety) Williams an Ex-Cowboy?

    Going: Brad Johnson. Coming: Trent Green? Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said his team won't make a "big splash" in NFL free agency that kicks off right about now. Maybe not, but he does need to make at least a ripple with the signing of a backup quarterback, inside linebacker and safety ... More >>

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    December 7, 2008

    Stealers 20, Cowbrrrs 13

    On a day when Wade Phillips looked like George Costanza stuffed in his Gortex coat and on a day when Tony Romo looked like Brad Johnson draped in his four turnovers, the Dallas Cowboys still looked like a playoff team. Until the final 12 minutes, that is. On a brutally Pittsburghish day, the C ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Cowboys Are Back on Track

    With a gutsy win in Washington the Cowboys saved their season and restored our hope. Now what?

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    November 18, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    Not Tony Romo’s best day. But better than Brad Johnson. By a mile. Okay, I’ve got a long-distance, work-related field trip today so let’s get to it. Just for fun, let’s reveal ‘em in reverse order. Extrapolates the drama and all. Where you guys think Graham Harrell and Sam Brad ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    The Top 10 Reasons the Cowboys Will Beat the Redskins on Sunday

    What’d else didja expect? Terrell Owens had his Top 10 on Letterman and I seem to have developed a nervous tic that spits out lists. So, hey, what’s one more? 10. Sense of urgency. Dallas just has to play well – and win. If not, all the Super Bowl posturing will become a punch line and we ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    Okay Mr. $67 Million, let's see you build some Romomentum. To me, Sunday’s game at Washington is make-or-break for the Cowboys. It’s playoffs or implosion. They need Tony Romo to be at his substance-over-style best. People out at Valley Ranch are telling me that his little funk is over. ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    Please, for the love of God, rescue us! You catch any of Steelers over Redskins last night? Weird. Could’ve sworn I saw Pittsburgh lose its starting quarterback to an injury, only to insert a backup who actually helped them win the game. I know. Crazy. By my count six backup quarterbac ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    The 10 Worst Quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys’ History

    Holy hell, he's even worse than we thought. Giants Stadium has long been a house of horrors and horseshit for Dallas Cowboys’ quarterbacks. Hall of Famer Troy Aikman threw a career-high five interceptions in New Jersey in 2000. In ’01 backup Clint Stoerner topped that by tossing four pic ... More >>

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    November 2, 2008

    Giants 35, Cowgirls 14

    Is it time to see if he can save us? I’m not surprised the Cowboys got their ass kicked today. Doesn’t mean I’m not madder than Mike Singletary about a 21-point loss that felt more like 41. The dismal performance in the Meadowlands doesn’t exactly belong on this list, but the putrid ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Take It Easy On Lupe. And: EARTHQUAKE!

    Sam Merten Still not sure what I’ll wear for Halloween, but I’ve ruled out this costume so far. The first sip: Happy Halloween -- and, speaking of, earthquakes in the DFW? Maybe Irving and Grand Prarie are going as Los Angeles this year. Me, I was thinking of dressing as Sheriff Lupe Valdez -- ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    Hey, at least he's better than Brooks Bollinger. Or is he? Now that you’re with me on Brad Johnson -- you are with me, right? – would you rather see Brooks Bollinger try to guide the Cowboys to a win, or at least a touchdown, Sunday in New York while trying to climb out of my rankings’ cel ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    My Round of Golf with Dorf's Taller, Wackier Brother

    Swear, I couldn't make this up if I tried. Lessee, "World Series game ends in a tie"? Boring. "Brad Johnson sucks"? Yawn. "Texas Tech’s Mike Leach is the greatest offensive coaching mind ever"? Heard it. Perhaps I can interest you in "Dorky sports blogger experiences the most bizarre round ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    October 26, 2008

    Plowboys 13, Yuckaneers 9

    Eventually, the boos turned to cheers. Those of you expecting a “Top 10 Ugliest Wins in Cowboys’ History”, sorry to disappoint. But I like your thinking. Marion Barber ran hard. The defense – led by Zach Thomas and Bradie James – played inspired. The offensive line was improved. Ni ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Video of the Week: Cool or Cruel?

    A) Poor sportsmanship. B) Innovative offensive genius we need to hire to call plays for Brad Johnson. – Richie Whitt

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    October 24, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 9

    What’s the only thing less reliable than my picks? Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. For a couple years now some smartass has been referring to Dallas’ unit as “Dumbsday.” Last week in coughing up 34 points to the Rams it was abysmal. And this week, despite Phillips taking over the defensive ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

    Toldja. Pacman is in rehab. Wade Phillips isn’t in limbo. The Cowboys are in trouble. Most importantly, Tony Romo’s pinkie is still in a cast. I’ve already sliced and diced Brad Johnson and the loss to the Rams. Let’s make this short and sweet: Romo plays Sunday or else Dallas h ... More >>

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    October 19, 2008

    Rams, I Repeat, Rams 34, Cowboys 14

    Let's hope this was the low point of the season. If not ... Fire everyone! Or, take a deep breath, heal some wounds, give a pep talk and – the only thing that’ll really fix the Cowboys – play better. Look, yesterday in St. Louis was an unmitigated disaster. No way around it. The R ... More >>

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    October 18, 2008

    Jessica Simpson Tells Cowboys Fans: You Gotta Have Faith. Well, OK, Then.

    Photos by Patrick Michels Reaching for the high notes. They're out there somewhere. For those of you scoring at home, it took Jessica Simpson three songs into her Friday night set at the State Fair of Texas to drift into chatter about her BF and QB, Tony Romo. "Someone who calms the storms in my li ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    Tony Romo's Demeanor a Result of Being Told to Take a Chill Pill?

    Oh, so that's why he's stopped turning his frown upside down. Makes total sense. The good news: I think I got it figured out. The bad news: Tony Romo ain't real happy. Been sniffing around some Cowboys’ sources this week to find out just why Romo’s demeanor has taken such a dramatic ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    The Cowboys' Pacman Jones May Be Suspended, But He Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Involved in yet another incident, Pacman Jones' football privileges should be permanently revoked

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    October 14, 2008

    Cowboys Trade For the Other Roy Williams

    Another troubled player headed our way? Perfect. Going: Pacman Jones. Coming: Roy Williams. Not that one. The good one. The Cowboys have acquired the Detroit Lions' and former University of Texas receiver and Detroit's seventh-round draft choice in 2009, in exchange for their first, ... More >>

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    October 13, 2008

    Tony Romo Out a Month With Broken Finger

    And you thought it couldn't get any worse after yesterday's loss? So says Its story claims Romo has a broken pinkie on his throwing hand. If so, wow. Hello, 40-year-old Brad Johnson. Goodbye, Super Bowl? Something tells me Jerry Jones isn't having a happy 66th birthday ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    Unfair Park Exclusive: Is Pro-Hotel Faction Improperly Spending Its Money?

    Scattered among the minutia related to the convention center hotel project lies the distinction between the political action committees started by the anti-hotel folks and the pro-hotel peeps. On August 27, hotel opponents backed by Crow Holdings started a specific-purpose committee called Citizens ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

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    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... 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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    August 1, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Important Dallas Cowboys

    Time to pull back the curtain on the most vital Cowboys. Get it? After a week in Oxnard – yes, I’m back here in our lovely triple-digit clime – I think I have a pretty good handle on the Cowboys’ flow chart. Somehow I missed you-know-who’s appearance, but I did manage to eyeball 1 ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Interested in Chris Simms

    Better than Brad Johnson, spleen or no. In news that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram first reported earlier this month and the St. Petersburg Times touched on again yesterday, the Cowboys are seriously considering a trade for former University of Texas and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback C ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    America's Tease

    With their best team since the '90s dynasty, the Cowboys can stop merely flirting with a championship

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    January 11, 2008
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    April 27, 2007
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    April 4, 2007

    Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2000

    Scrambling for cover

    Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.