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    October 20, 2014

    The Cowboys' Tight Ends Are Quietly Killing It

    As the Cowboys have marched to their best seven game start since 2007, the accolades have been plentiful and plentifully spread around. DeMarco Murray has, deservedly, been lauded as the second coming of Tony Dorsett with each successive 100-yard performance. The defense is "improved" and "flying to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Dez Bryant is No Calvin Johnson

    To be fair, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wasn't trying to say he was better than Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. He was just rattling off some pro-athlete intensity-and-toughness boilerplate in a radio interview when he uttered the fateful line "I believe I can do whatever he can do." Thus, a narrat ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Sports Illustrated's Massive Okie State Investigation Reveals that Dez Bryant Was Not a Very Good Student

    Sports Illustrated is now on day two of its five-day rollout of its breahless investigation of the Oklahoma State University football program. Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver who played two seasons at OSU, was not mentioned in the first installment, which focuses on cash that boosters ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    At the Mayor's Rally Against Domestic Violence, Big Promises and Some Mixed Messages

    The couple started arguing on Saturday, around 3 in the morning, in a house near Fair Park. The man told the woman he hadn't forgotten their past arguments, all the times she had "disrespected" him. He shoved his palm hard against her face and forced her down against a desk. She fought him, pushing ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Dez Bryant May Be Out for the Year

    Confirmed: #Cowboys' receiver Dez Bryant has torn ligaments in his finger and will have season-ending surgery, be placed on IR.— Richie Whitt (@richiewhitt) December 10, 2012 Our old pal Richie Whitt is among those reporting that the Cowboys' star receiver is out for the season, which would ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Lessons from Dez Bryant: It's OK to Smack Mom Around, Cowboy

    The story in today's Dallas Morning News about Dallas Cowboys football player Dez Bryant getting off on mom-beating charges contains this line about Bryant's lawyer, state Senator Royce West: "West said the incident was a dispute, not an assault." The woman called DeSoto cops and said her son had t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Ravens Cornerback Tells Dez Bryant to "Be a Man," Echoing Every Cowboys Fan Ever

    Toward the end of yesterday's Cowboys game, there was a two-play sequence that more or less captured the career of receiver Dez Bryant. After Bryant hauled in a touchdown catch to pull Dallas to within two, Tony Romo chucked a perfect ball into Bryant's chest, a pass that should have tied the game w ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Flags, Sacks and Hats: How The Cowboys Conquered The Bucs

    A week after being thoroughly handled by the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys returned to Dallas to be thoroughly handled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately for Dallas, Tampa didn't have a running back near the caliber of Marshawn Lynch, and their punt coverage team couldn't resist going for Cow ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The Cowboys' Dez Bryant Rules Are Strict, Necessary, and Bound to Be Broken

    Somewhere deep in your blackened heart you're rooting for Dez Bryant. Like a lot of his colleagues, his childhood was packed with a miniseries' worth of drama and heartbreak, in and out of homes while his mom peddled crack. Then came the leaches, both men and institutions ready to exploit his physic ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    In Speedy Press Conference, Sen. Royce West Says Dez Bryant Did Not "Commit Family Violence"

    Just before 2 p.m. today, the conference room in state senator Royce West's law office looked like a game of journalist Tetris, as some two dozen reporters and ten news cameras crammed around a long table to hear what Dez Bryant had to say about his recent arrest for allegedly attacking his mother, ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Seriously, Dez Bryant? You Were Arrested For Slapping Your Own Mother?

    When the Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant a couple of years back, I ignored all the hand-wringing over supposed character issues. He's young, I thought. Everybody does stupid stuff when they're young. Give him a massive spotlight and several million dollars a year and he'll grow out of it. But last night ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.23.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Injury Concerns Aside, Dez Bryant Needs to Return Kicks for the Cowboys

    ​Let's face it: If the Cowboys are going to be anything but mediocre in 2011, Dez Bryant has to be effective. And to be effective, he's first got to be healthy. Bryant caught three passes for 71 yards early against the Jets, then disappeared in the game's final 52 minutes. Cramps on a 70-deg ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fantasy Cowboys*

    *This advice is contingent on you promising never to root for your Fantasy Team over your Favorite Team.

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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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    August 2, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Dez Bryant Stands Up New Jersey Memorablia Show

    ​It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Cowboys Organize a Workout, and Guess Who Ain't There?

    ​Usually about this time of the year, the Cowboys will bring in their new draft class and rookie free agents for a minicamp at Valley Ranch. Workouts for veterans at Valley Ranch would have started back in mid-March.Instead -- in a spring stagnated by the NFL lockout -- the Cowboys yester ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Dez Bryant Now - at Least Temporarily - Hangin' With the Right Folks

    ​Finally, a Tweet from Cowboys' receiver that we can sink our teeth into. This from Dez Bryant last Friday night at 11:28: Just finished eating with chase crawford,Tony romo Keith and Aundre gurode...had a good time Not real sure about hanging out with Chace Crawford considering his lit ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    One Down, One To Go for Cowboys Receiver Dez Bryant

    ​Once upon a time Michael Irvin taught me a journalism lesson. Using a trash can for emphasis. It was back in 1997. The media had descended on Valley Ranch after Irvin's name surfaced in yet a another police report. This time, he and offensive lineman Erik Williams were accused of raping of a ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    When It Comes to Dez Bryant, It Sure Sounds Like Someone's Taking Advantage of a Kid

    ​Who loans two hundred grand to a college kid from a poor family? There's just a whole lot about the Dez Bryant stories that does not smell right. Dallas Cowboys receiver Bryant is being sued for the better part of a million bucks he borrowed to buy jewelry and sports tickets. The people suin ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Now Seems Like As Good a Time As Any To Re-Visit Dez Bryant's Story

    ​Last September I penned a cover story in the Observer about you-know-who, better known as Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Looking back at it now, there are some interesting, relevant points that may shed some light on the receiver's current "dark place,' according to adviser David Wells. My ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Dez Bryant Intent on Keeping It Real: The Latest Installment(s) in a Continuing Series

    Dez Bryant's customized pendant, part of the stuff he allegedly hasn't paid for​Lying to the NCAA while at Oklahoma State. Bucking NFL tradition and not carrying Roy Williams' shoulder pads. Blaming the media. Cutting in line at The Apple Store. Being, according to Dallas police, invol ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.25.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Like me, do you think the Texas Rangers are kinda getting caught with their pants on the ground with their pitching staff exposed? The time to go get a reliable closer is not next year, it' ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    One Thing's For Sure: Dez Bryant Intent on Keeping It Real

    ​Whether it's Roy Williams' pads or his friends' sagging pants, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant makes some mind-boggling interesting decisions. And whether it was his underwear exposed or whether he was banned from NorthPark mall over the weekend or whether he launched obscenities at ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... 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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    September 29, 2010

    It Cost Dez Bryant HOW MUCH Not To Be Roy Williams' Bitch?

    ​When he defiantly refused to carry veteran receiver Roy Williams' shoulder pads after a training- camp practice in San Antonio, Dallas Cowboys' rookie Dez Bryant got lots of support. "Hazing is wrong!" some said. "He's a football player, not an equipment manager," others offered. "Dez i ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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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 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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    August 2, 2010

    Dez Bryant's Injury Makes Karma Happy and Jerry Jones Mad

    ​Was it, as Roy Williams denies, karma? Or was it, as Jerry Jones suggests, Wade Phillips' fault? Either way, the ankle injury suffered here in San Antonio Friday afternoon by rookie receiver Dez Bryant has yanked the momentum of Dallas Cowboys' training camp to a screeching halt. S ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Mayor Leppert is a Fan of The Fan. So There.

    ​Didn't think he'd do it. In fact, I dared him to do it. I'll be damned if he didn't do it. Soon as Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert settled in for his in-studio interview Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan, Greg Williams popped the question: "Hey Mayor," said Greggo, "do you like your gig?" Somehow I stifl ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Dear Dez: No, It's Not the Media's Fault. It's Your Fault.

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Camp Cowboy: Early Observations From Afar

    ​I'll be down in San Antonio for Dallas Cowboys' training camp next week. For now, I'm making calls. Talking to spies. Trying to get the skinny by chewing the fat. Some thoughts: New offensive tackle Alex Barron is better than expected. And Doug Free has struggled with his quickness at l ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Dez Bryant Catching Passes, Dropping Duties

    Dex Bryant​Roy Williams can't carry Dez Bryant's jock, so why should the Dallas Cowboys' rookie receiver carry the veteran's pads? Because he's a rookie, that's why. Troy Aikman baked cookies and took them on the team plane. As a Texas Rangers' rookie, Jarrod Saltalamacchia wore a diaper on a ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.23.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK,  I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    The Cowboys Will Kick Off Training Camp Without Dez Bryant

    ​Dallas Cowboys' rookie receiver Dez Bryant may start once the NFL regular season starts. But he'll be on the sidelines when training camp begins Friday in San Antonio. Almost assuredly. Barring an 11th-hour contract agreement, Bryant will be one of many NFL rookies to miss the official start ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Dez Bryant > Roy Williams. Shhhh, Don't Tell Roy.

    ​It took all of three plays - without pads, mind you - to see the full Dez Bryant package. As last season officially melted into this season, the Dallas Cowboys held OTAs (Organized Team Activities) out at Valley Ranch. Their rookie receiver, as expected, dazzled. A burst of escape off t ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Roy Williams to Dez Bryant: Bring It On! Or Something To That Effect.

    Sorry Roy, it's not if. Only when.​Let's face it, Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams pops off like a No. 1 but produces like a No. 3. Latest example: Asked yesterday at the team's golf outing at Cowboys Golf Club about incoming rookie receiver Dez Bryant, Williams was defiant, if not in t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Dez Bryant Appears to be the Real Deal. At Least in May. Without Pads.​Wade Phillips is an optimist. But you don't hear him gush like this very often. "He's an absolute talent. You don't get to be around many players that come in and look that good that early. It's been 33 years, and there aren't many that I can say look that talented at the ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 29, 2010

    Hey Dez Bryant: Yo Momma Wears Army Boots!

    ​Mike Ditka says someone ought to "whack him in the head." National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says teams cannot have the free reign to bring personal insult during interviews. And, indeed, Miami Dolphins' general manager Jeff Ireland has ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Grade The Cowboys' Draft: A For Effort?

    Better than Bobby?​The good news: The Dallas Cowboys likely drafted the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year and a linebacker who will signal the end of the Bobby Carpenter era. The bad news: The Dallas Cowboys still don't have a play-making free safety or any depth along the offensive line. ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Dez Bryant is a Dallas Cowboy: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.23.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Cowboys fans rejoice. First of all you have Dez Bryant. Secondly, you're not the Denver Broncos. The same team that traded for Brady Quinn has now traded up to draft Tim Tebow. To - get this -&nbs ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    And With the 27th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys Select ...

    The next Dallas Cowboy?​The NFL Draft gets cocky tonight. It goes prime time, up against the networks' lineup of must-see CSIs and Grey's Anatomy and such, and against the NBA's LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. I'll be at Cowboys Stadium from 6 p.m. until? ... at the 105.3 The Fan Miller ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft: 'Tis Better to Receive?

    ​Jason Witten? Check. Miles Austin? Check. Patrick Crayton? Yeah, okay, check. Roy Williams? Hmm. Dez Bryant? Interesting. Entering next month's NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys have needs. At safety. At kicker. At offensive tackle. And, yes, at receiver. But are the concerns there enough to take ... More >>

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