Dave Campo

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    August 4, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free an ... More >>

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    September 19, 2010

    Bears 27, Cowboys 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. If I told you that Team A had edges over Team B in yards (410-308), plays (71-49) and time of possession (33:40-26:20) while holding its opponent to 1 of 11 on third downs and producing a special teams touchdown, you'd probably say that Team A had a 90-percent chance of wi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Cowboys vs. Bears is ... Affordable?

    ​If you want to go to Sunday's Dallas Cowboys'  home opener against the Chicago Bears, good news: Over at StubHub there are more than 2,000 tickets available. And, get this, they are cheaper than 2009. The current average ticket price is $209, actually down from last year's $222. Pa ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Cowboys Cuts: What the What?!

    ​Been telling anyone who would listen all summer that - stop the insanity - Sam Hurd would make the Dallas Cowboys' final roster over Jesse Holley. Reasoning? Holley did nothing better than Hurd and owner Jerry Jones, in this "all in" season, would not let financial implication ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Why Emmitt Smith Is So Not Overrated

    John Robertson​It takes all of this long to find someone insisting that Emmitt Smith ain't all that. "Smith's record is overrated." See, that did not take long. And. And. And. The common knock on the Dallas Cowboy: "Had the best offensive line of all time in front of him." Imagine if Barry Sanders ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.2.10: My Top 10 Observations

    David "Ferris" Buehler​10. Dez Bryant, wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, made several nice plays in Monday's only workout. But he wasn't on the receiving end, but rather the passing end. Bryant threw left-handed passes to receivers, who in a seemingly lazy drill attempted ... 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 9, 2010

    Wowboys 34, Beagles 14: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Spit Happens. So do three-game sweeps that finally, unequivocally bury memories of 44-6. 9. Cowboys at Vikings next Sunday at noon. Get ready for a week of Tony-Romo-is-a-younger-Brett-Favre comparisons. One thing's for sure: Cowboys are as hot as anyone. During their four-game winning s ... 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 24, 2009

    Jimmy Johnson: Screw Your Thanksgiving!

    ​Well, the former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current Fox NFL analyst didn't say exactly that this morning with Newy Scruggs and me on 105.3 The Fan. But he did - once and for all, 12th verse - emphatically deny that he'd ever consider returning to the Cowboys. "No, I love what I'm do ... 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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    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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    February 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around here t ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    To the Highest Bidder, For Pocket Change, An Ex-Dallas Cowboys Fan

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends us an eBay item being offered by a disgruntled former Dallas Cowboys "Super Fan": himself. (At least, I think it's a "himself." Has to be.) Says the want ad:You are bidding on behalf of your favorite NFL football team, to acquire a new Super Fan. After a 22 year career ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Games

       I could get my premature Scrooge on and predict that Pacman Jones showing up at last night's Mavericks-Pacers game is a precursor to him - surprise! - eschewing voluntary house arrest to ultimately find more trouble.   But I won't do that. Not today. On Thanksgiving eve let's ... 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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    August 7, 2008

    Hard Knocks? Eh.

    I expected a little more from the HBO crew. You? The boys at Deadspin have condensed last night’s first episode of Hard Knocks into four minutes. I, however, can name that tune in 40 words: T.O. on the beach. Witten changing diapers. Pacman dumps water on Felix Jones. Jason ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Roy Williams: Man or Myth?

    Roy Williams, a Pro Bowler? Horse hockey. You might say. I don’t trust Roy Williams. But I do trust Dave Campo. And Campo, the former Cowboys’ head coach who’s back as the team’s secondary coach, says we’ll see the “old Roy Williams” again this year. “From watching film o ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Is Roy Williams Suddenly One Biscuit Away From Being A Liability?

    Still a good guy. Still a good player? Story goes something like this: Roy Williams sucks. The end. No, wait, actually there’s more. A lot more. The Cowboys’ safety sucks in coverage, blames the media for picking on him, tells teammate Greg Ellis last year in training camp that he’s n ... More >>

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    May 6, 2008

    Cowboys Catch-Up

    Get it? While the Mavs have been imploding and the Stars surging, your Dallas Cowboys have made some news of their own. In no particular order: *Tony Romo is not married to Jessica Simpson … Yet. *With Dallas’ first full-squad minicamp still two weeks away, is it too early for Sp ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    January 29, 2008

    The Second Comings? (Applause.)

    Do you really wanna see Jason Kidd as a Maverick again? Depends on what Dallas has to give up, doesn't it? While one familiar face is departing, two more may be returning. President Bush delivered his seventh and final State of the Union last night, prompting interruptions for applause a ridiculous ... More >>

  • News

    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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    August 13, 2007

    Aw, Hell -- Barry Switzer Takes His Damn Act to XM Satellite Radio

    At last, a reason to get XM Satellite Radio. Beginning one week from today, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer -- who, apparently, was some kind of college coach? -- will join XM Sports Nation This Morning as an analyst and predictor man every weekday from 5:30 to 7 a.m. local time. Says ... More >>

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    October 30, 2006

    Pity Parcells

    Bill Parcells may be an asshole, but he's a complicated, self-torturing and very likely depressed asshole. Which has to count for something. Countless times--well, just three, actually--Richie Whitt's called Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells an "asshole" on Unfair Park. Got no problem with that. Fro ... More >>

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    September 13, 2006

    99 Problems But T.O. Ain't One

    When two of the NFL's top three most valuable franchises play at Texas Stadium Sunday night, a lot will be riding on the outcome. Like, for example, the season. Only once in the franchise's 46-year history have the Dallas Cowboys started 0-2 and made the playoffs. That was back in 1993 when a fut ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    We're No. 3! We're No. 3!

    Really, how can a team that employed Chan Gailey be worth more than a billion dollars? Does not seem right. Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989; today, his team's worth $1.2 billion, despite the fact Chan Gailey, Dave Campo and Barry Switzer have been head coaches here dur ... More >>

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    November 17, 2005
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    October 6, 2005


    Plus: Backlash, ICEd

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    September 29, 2005


    Exactly why is Parcells Dallas' dictator?

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    January 6, 2005

    Just Forget It

    Move on folks, there was nothing to see in an ugly 2004

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    January 1, 2004

    'Boys Gone Wild

    And other tall tales of 2003

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    October 16, 2003

    Cowboy Up

    A Philly fan admits the Boys are back

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Liar

    Jerry Jones

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
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    January 2, 2003

    Upon Further Review

    Our human blooper reel looks back at some questionable calls

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    December 26, 2002

    For Our Homies

    Plus: Kaboom, Edited for Content

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    December 19, 2002

    Drug-free in '03!

    And 149 other things I swear I'll do next year

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    October 24, 2002

    Jerry Rigged

    J.J. pulls another stupid human trick

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    September 12, 2002

    Catch 88

    Antonio Bryant has Michael Irvin's talent, brashness--and he's played one game

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    August 9, 2001

    Falling Stars

    Who let the air out of the Cowboys? Jerry, Dave, Tony, the heat--you name it. A preview of Dallas' dying days.

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001


    For Cowboys placekicker Tim Seder, a bad team means another page in his storybook career

  • Culture

    December 14, 2000

    A Love-Hate Thing

    If our columnist knew what it meant, he would say he's experiencing Schadenfreude

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    Run, Emmitt, Run

    Dave Campo discovers that the formula for Cowboys success is the same as it ever was

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    Small Soldiers

    Yeah, they're fast, but the Cowboys' linebackers are too short and light for the NFL

  • News

    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.

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2000

    Bob Strum und drang

    The "greatness" that is Ticketstock

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    November 5, 1998
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    October 29, 1998

    De-fense! De-fense!

    Cowboys defensive coordinator Dave Campo gets taken to court for not hitting a man

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