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    November 10, 2014

    Suck It Haters: Romo Inspires Cowboys Over the Jags

    London games, at least from the various couches I've watched them on, are always odd. English fans, to their credit, are always enthusiastic, but their cheers are usually half-a-beat off. The extra quarter-of-a-second they need to process what happens on the field, combined with the generally terrib ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    The Cowboys Lost Because It's Hard to Win With an Awful Defense and a Worse QB

    One of the realities of the salary-cap era in the NFL is that flawed teams can still win Super Bowls. The 2011 Giants lost seven games. The 2012 Ravens lost six, as did the 2010 Packers and the 2007 Giants. If a team can do one thing really, really well, league-promoted parity gives that team a pun ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    The Cowboys' Win Over Houston Showed What's Right and What's Wrong with This Team

    After each of the Cowboys last four games -- all wins, sending the team to 4-1 and its best start since 2008 -- we've heard it: The team is winning because it's running DeMarco Murray early and often. Even in the third game of the season, when the Rams jumped out to a 21-0 lead, Murray got 28 touche ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    How Will the Cowboys Lose to the Eagles?

    With Tony Romo sidelined, a last-in-the-league defense, and an innate inability to deliver in the clutch, the Cowboys' chances against the Eagles on Sunday aren't looking good. So, rather than lose money betting on Dallas, we thought it would be more productive to wager on how the Cowboys will lose. ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    A Completely Reasonable Response to the Cowboys Season: Blowing Up a Washing Machine and Tony Romo Jersey

    Even after the Cowboys capped off another disappointingly mediocre season on Sunday, there were some things to be thankful for. The team stayed in the playoff chase and kept things entertaining until the very end with an impressive string of come-from-behind victories. Dez Bryant exorcised his demon ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    'Skins 28, 'Boys 18: If Purgatory Sponsored a Football Team, It'd Be These Cowboys

    Man. How could it have ended any other way? It was such a familiar outcome that looking back on it seems disgustingly routine. Just when you put your tiny heart into hoping for this team to do well, it gets crushed as it has so many, many times before. One playoff victory isn't nearly accurate e ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 33: Dallas Tenderly Conquered the Terrible Eagles Last Night

    There are only so many times one can look at a football game and say "A win is a win." Early in the season, when a team is getting its bearings, scrappy victories can be a bit charming. In Week 12, against a team that dragged in a seven-game losing streak? Hideous. Jason Garrett and company are t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Cowboys 38, Eagles 23: Dallas Players Not Named Romo Seal A Sweet Victory

    Through nearly three quarters, it seemed as though this would be the final blow to a season barely halfway over. Michael Vick was knocked out of the game in the second quarter, unable to return for postgame autographs. Rookie Nick Foles then took the helm and put the Eagles in position to slam the ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Brad Sham Apologizes for Saying Exactly What Every Cowboys Fan Was Thinking

    The Cowboys were well into their first-quarter meltdown on Sunday when Dez Bryant, the team's embattled wide receiver, set up to return a Giants punt. Before the ball was snapped, the radio team of Brad Sham and Babe Laufenberg calmly suggested that Bryant, known for his casual handling of the footb ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Garrett and the Cowboys Gift Wrap Another Loss, Should Probably Open Stand in Mall

    When people look back on the Cowboys' 2012 season, there are only two things they will be concerned with: wins and losses. Yesterday's game falls into the latter column, but only because the Pokes violently shoved it out of the former. See also: Ravens Cornerback Tells Dez Bryant to "Be a Man," ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Bears 34, Cowboys 18: That's Just Romo Being Romo, and Dez Being Dez, and ...

    It seems to have become a routine occurrence for the Cowboys in the Garrett Era: win one game, lose the next. One step forward, two drunken stumbles into the hot tub. Don't heap too much praise on any one player, lest you're prepared to be let down the following week. This time, it was the Bears wh ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    We Now Know Jason Garrett is Not on Facebook. When Does the Season Start Again?

    At some point last week, the Dallas Cowboys surpassed five million "likes" on Facebook. They're the first NFL franchise to hit the mark, which I suppose is worthy of a Tweet, or maybe a Facebook post. But during Garrett's daily press conference on Friday, Cowboys beat writers, apparently out of vap ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    How the Cowboys Can Beat the Giants Sunday

    Editor's note: Jonathan Bales is the founder of and occasionally writes for The New York Times. We thought it'd be fun to have him break out the Xs and Os and Oh Shits before Sunday's big game. We apologize in advance for the nerdiness. While the "play-in game" that awaits t ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    The Five Best Foods at Last Night's Cowboys Game

    ​The commercial breaks during Monday Night Football are an utter beat-down. That's my game analysis. Now for the food. Following are five highlights from tailgating and inside Jerry's world: ​1. Hans Yoo of Plano made the above from-scratch paella on a sidewalk, with everything he needed in on ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Without Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Cowboys' Receiving Corps is ... Yuck.

    ​The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.) It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?) With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being lef ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.16.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Tony Romo Just Can't Help Himself

    That's why he keeps on hurting himself and his team.

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    September 12, 2011

    Jets 27, Cowboys 24: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Tony Romo negated some great throws -- you'll never see a prettier pass than the 64-yarder to Jason Witten -- with some bone-headed plays. His interception to Darrelle Revis should've never been thrown and how was everyone except the quarterback ready for the snap with :08 ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    The Top 5 Storylines from 2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    ​The Cowboys had exactly 10 practices in pads in San Antonio. In this weird, truncated preseason of NFL football, that makes a training camp. After a walkthrough this morning at The Alamodome, Dallas headed north and will tomorrow night begin its four-game exhibition season against the Bron ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 13: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. It wasn't exactly football, but it was close. Sunday's Blue-White scrimmage featured a couple of decent hits and some tackling to the ground. For the most part it was 75-percent speed, a juicy appetizer for Thursday's Cowboys-Broncos pre-season opener  9. By my very unscientific and ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Cowboys Practice in San Antonio Finally

    *Jason Garrett may be changing the culture but his clock might be a bit off. Today's 10 a.m. walkthrough at The Alamodome started at precisely ... 10:30. Actually, he has an excuse. The NFL Players Association was here to get the players' vote to recertify the union. *Look for first-round draft ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Michael Irvin Runs His Out Route

    ​Drew Pearson just must be doing something newsy today, right? The other receivers to wear No. 88 for the Cowboys are certainly holding up their end of the bizarre bargain. Dez Bryant stiffs a memorabilia show in Jersey and now Michael Irvin appears on the cover of Out magazine defending ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    There's an Important Basketball Game in the Metroplex Tonight Played by the Dallas ... Cowboys

    Everson vs. Irvin, hoops style​If the Mavs-Thunder somehow doesn't do it for you, how about some Colonial golf out in Fort Worth or even a basketball game played by football players? After delivering a eulogy for his dear friend Ron Springs at his Carrollton funeral this morning, forme ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Players 2, Owners 0: But the NFL Still Isn't Back to Normal Business Hours

    ​Was talking to Cowboys' long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur yesterday when the news broke: "Judge Susan Nelson rules for players. Lockout to be lifted."Him: "What does that mean? We're back to work tomorrow?"Me: "Um, I'm not sure." At the time -- as usual -- I felt like an uninformed dork, clueless t ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    The Mavericks Need to Start Talking and Mark Cuban Wants the Media to Stop Writing

    ​Whether his angle is salient or not, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't afraid to talk. And it seems veteran guard Jason Terry is popping off every other week about the Mavs catching the Spurs or having the best bench in the NBA or something else equally daft. But, as has been the case ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Dallas Police Department Explains "Weekend Incidents Involving Dallas Cowboy Players"

    ​Last night, a Dallas Police Department spokesman sent an e-mail to media members containing three thing: recaps of weekend incidents involving Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and corner Bryan McCann, along with incident reports detailing what led to McCann's arrest downtown in the wee sma ... More >>

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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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    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It'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 >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Rangers Considering Trading Michael Young, Because No One - Almost - is Untouchable

    ​The Texas Rangers aren't pro-actively shopping Michael Young. They're simply listening when other teams call to talk about him. We can't have a problem with this, can we? As I noted occasionally in the playoffs, Young's limited mobility at third was on the verge of making him a defensive lia ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    5 Things That Have Actually Gone Right for Your Dallas Cowboys This Season

    ​The season is a disaster. When it's "Super Bowl or Bust" and at the halfway point you fire the head coach with a record of 1-7, "or Bust" wins. All is lost. But not all. When the Dallas Cowboys play the Colts in Indianapolis this Sunday they'll be playing for pride and respect and 2011 ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Saints 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Next Tuesday Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP. Right? *The good news: Greggo's "pus pockets" are gone. The bad: He's been told not to talk for 10 days. Ten! Means a couple things. 1. Summon RoboGreggo fr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    If I Was Jason Garrett ...

    ​The new/interim head coach of the Dallas Cowboys made some changes on his first day in charge at Valley Ranch. Mostly, players were met by this message -- in all caps, and in red -- on the daily grease board when they arrived: FULL PADS. "I was like 'Whoa'," says lineback ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Packers 45, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As of now, Wade Phillips has his regularly scheduled press conference today at 4 p.m. from Valley Ranch. But stay tuned. 9. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff vomited near the bench in the fourth quarter. Fans beat him to it hours earlier. 8. Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that fel ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Vikings 24, Cowboys 21: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Bad as this looks - and 1-4 is bad - the season isn't over. I know history says they have a 95 percent chance of missing the playoffs, but no one in the NFC is worth a damn. A 10-win season and, yes, a division championship is still possible. And much as he might deserve it, he ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.8.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *A sentence I thought I'd never live long enough to type: The American League Championship Series -- Texas Rangers v. New York Yankees -- starts one week from today at Rangers Ballpark in ... More >>

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    September 26, 2010

    Cowboys 27, Texans 13: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Oh ye of little faith. If you listened to me or read me last week I toldja this was coming. Negate some penalties, some missed field goals and some turnovers - tweak things - and the Cowboys would be fine. Way I remember it, I called for more Dez Bryant (check), more blitzing (check) and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 2010: Let's Make Some Moolah

    ​I got some thoughts on the Cowboys this season. And I'm willing to put some mythical money where my piehole is. Over at they've got up their propositions for the 2010 season. Let's cut-and-save and maybe I'll share the wealth come February 2011. Team Odds to win the 2011 Super Bow ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Cowboys-Dolphins: Anything to See Here?

    Nothing this dramatic tonight. Guaranteed.​Tonight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington the home team "regulars" won't play. The Miami Dolphins will use their starters. Other than a juicy wagering opportunity, here are a couple things to keep your eye on as the Cowboys mercifully end the lo ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Your Dallas Cowboys' Offense: Preseason or Panic?

    ​Dez Bryant is out. Martellus Bennett is angry. Marc Colombo is hurt. The Dallas Cowboys aren't scoring. And even mild-mannered offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is mad. You worried? The Cowboys have had 22 offensive possessions without a touchdown in two exhibition games. It's the first t ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.6.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Since you guys salivate over local radio news, here's a zesty taste: Starting August 16 the new program director at 105.3 The Fan will be Bruce Gilbert. Yep, the same Bruce Gilbert who helped buil ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Everyone Loves Dez, Even ... Charles Barkley?

    ​Loves me some Dez Bryant. So does Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins. And tight end Jason Witten. And even, yep, NBA analyst Charles Barkley.

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    May 4, 2010

    Don't Look Now, But the Texas Rangers are Pitching Well Enough to be Winners

    ​While you have been drowning your Mavericks sorrows, engaging in mosh-pit violence out at Edgefest 20 or keeping an eye on Dez Bryant's wacko mom, the Texas Rangers have started doing something very strange. Pitching. Well. Don't look now but the Rangers are now the first-place Rangers. Duri ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to pay our last respects to the 2010 Dallas Mavericks. In life, they were an entertaining bunch. Fun. Fast. Full of energy and entertainment. But i ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Welcome to the Day After March 31

    ​*Ron Washington's first and only experience with cocaine came at age 57? Of course I believe him. Why wouldn't I? *Okay, I admit it. I secretly, desperately wish I wrote for the Dallas Morning News and talked for 1310 AM The Ticket and admit that my jealously bleeds through into my sub- ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Do You Trust Jerry Jones in the NFL Draft?

    ​A month from tonight - that's right, tonight - the NFL Draft will commence in prime for the first time. Currently with the 27th overall pick, what will your Dallas Cowboys do? A safety? Perhaps Southern Cal's Taylor Mays or Texas' Earl Thomas? An offensive lineman for when, not if, Flozell A ... More >>

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