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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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    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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    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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    January 3, 2012

    Move Free or Die Hard: Thoughts on If and How the Cowboys Can Stop Sucking

    Jonathan Bales is the founder of DallasCowboysTimes.com, a site dedicated to film study and statistical analysis of the Cowboys. As the seconds ticked away in the Cowboys' prime-time loss to the Giants on Sunday, Cowboys fans were left with that familiar taste in their mouths. (You know the one -- ... 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 DallasCowboysTimes.com 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 20, 2011

    Yeah, But What if Tramaine Brock Had Seen Miles Austin's Fumble?

    ​Tony Romo was gutsy last Sunday in San Francisco, but because the Cowboys lost he wasn't heroic. Jason Garrett should be fired for his insane 3rd-and-2 play call in the final minute that led to the loss to the 49ers. Dan Bailey might be a former NFL kicker. Jesse Holley is just a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Cowboys Roster Cuts: What We're Left With

    ​In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... 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 9, 2011

    Needing OL Help, Cowboys Sniffing Around Former Local Star Brian Waters

    ​Increasingly concerned that veteran Montrae Holland won't be the answer at right guard in 2011, the Cowboys have begun re-working their offensive line as training camp ends here in San Antonio after this afternoon's final padded practice at The Alamodome. Yesterday the Cowboys switched vete ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Hook, Line and Stinker: The Cowboys' Catch and Release of Nnamdi Asomugha

    After an epic swing and miss at the NFL's No. 1 free agent, the Cowboys are off and crawling at training camp.

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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 3, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome. 9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in ... 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. DallasCowboys.com sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 6: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Per the new collective bargaining agreement, the Cowboys are tweaking their San Antonio schedule. Today's padded practice ends at 4:15 p.m. instead of 5:30. Off day is moved from Wednesday to tomorrow. Plan accordingly. 9. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan keeps calling cornerba ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    2011 Cowboys Camp Day 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Was it just me and Fox 4's Mike Doocy, or was owner Jerry Jones choking up a bit yesterday when talking about the voyage that was lockout negotiations? "We took the boat out into a perfect storm and got the boat back home." The older he gets, the more sentimental and emotional Jerry get ... 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 >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    It's Off to Camp Chaos for the Cowboys

    With the NFL lockout finally over, the Cowboys embark on an unprecedented training camp and an unpredictable 2011 season.

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    July 27, 2011

    Cowboys Training Camp 2011: Top 5 To-Do List

    Well, are you ready for some?​Arrived in San Antonio this morning and will attend owner Jerry Jones' State of the Franchise press conference at 3 p.m. in The Alamodome. (After an off-season of relative silence and so many topics to cover, this baby could go 90 minutes.) In the post-lockout ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    And We're Off ... Cowboys Signing Rookie Free Agents

    Lyle Leong, the newest Cowboy​With their first practice in San Antonio's Alamodome in about 48 hours, the Cowboys are scrambling to piece together a roster. The first step in that process is signing undrafted free agents, which can begin today per the post-lockout NFL rules. Who ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Football. Finally.

    ​Day 132 of the NFL lockout is going to be the last. When the NFL Players Association's 11-man executive committee formally agrees to accept the owners' labor proposal this morning -- around 10 a.m. -- it will effectively end a boring, maddening off-season. As the league's approximate 1,900 ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

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    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Cowboys Covet Doug Free. Gerald Sensabaugh? Notsamuch.

    ​A year ago Doug Free was a question mark. Now he's an exclamation point. The Dallas Cowboys professed their love for their left tackle yesterday, placing the highest possible tender on him as the NFL prepares for unchartered and unsettling free agency in the midst of a labor lockout. Under t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.10.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In the ALCS, the Rangers beat the Yankees in six games. In the pursuit of Cliff Lee, looks like the Yankees will beat the Rangers in seven years. *I've been rough on the Rangers, who at one point ... 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 21, 2010

    Cowboys 35, Lions 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Two-game winning streak be damned, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't getting too caught up in his team's re-booting: "I want to say it again: No fan should think I'm happy with the way things are," Jones said after his team's win Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. "I'm happy having these two ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Whom Do You Blame for the Cowboys' Catastrophe?

    ​We now return to your regularly scheduled football season where ... Oh, dear. If you saw this coming - the Dallas Cowboys at 1-6 - raise your hand. I'm impressed. I'll also, of course, need proof. Some of us thought the Cowboys would play in Super Bowl XLV. Most of us thought they'd win the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Titans 34, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. No two ways around it, your Dallas Cowboys are not a good football team. They are a collection of talented football players. But together they are not a good team. In linebacker Keith Brooking's words, "We play really stupid football at crucial times in the game." 9. Tony Romo was ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    You Are Now Free to Believe in Doug

    ​Watched some Packers-Bears on Monday Night Football last night and it hit me how good Cowboys' left tackle Doug Free has been this season. How's that you ask? Bears' defensive lineman Julius Peppers was all over the field in Chicago's 20-17 win. (By the way, when their opponents have the bal ... 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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    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 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... 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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    July 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Bengie Molina. Cliff Lee. Jorge Cantu. Considering transactions like these this month, the Texas Rangers should be in bankruptcy every year. *If you remember the NFL back when it was a violen ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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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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    May 13, 2010

    Leonard Davis Loves Animals II: Chasing Birdies, Saving Ducks

    View more news videos at:http://www.nbcdfw.com/video. In 2007 Leonard Davis pulled a horse out of the mud. In 2010 he answered my musical inquiries without crushing me like an empty beer can. And Wednesday, he helped some ducks out of a sand trap. Yeah, I know. All you care about it is ...

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    May 11, 2010

    Carpenter for Barron: One Man's Trash is Another Man's ... Trash?

    To get Bobby Carpenter outta town, any old Alex would've done the trick.​The Dallas Cowboys finally admitted Monday what we've all known for years: Bobby Carpenter is a blonde bust. Drafted 18th overall in 2006 before stars like Antonio Cromartie and Joseph Addai (thank you, Bill Parcells), ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Cowboys Kicker: It's David Buehler's Job to Lose

    ​As we'll do Friday at noon, Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan Newy Scruggs and I visited with Dallas Cowboys' vice president Stephen Jones. We asked him about Flozell Adams and Doug Free and Jared Gaither and Brandon Marshall and the fall of Texas Stadium and NFL overtime and, oh yeah, we asked him a ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.9.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your rope, welcome to Whitt's End: *Don't care if you're a puckhead or merely a fan of storybook endings, you had to have been moved (to tears?) by Mike Modano's swan song at American Airlines Center Thursday night. In his final hom ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Whitt's End: 4.2.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Major Near catastrophic computer meltdown this morning at 8:19 a.m. Outta nowhere, the dreaded blue screen. Bottom line: Whitt's Dead End. $%^&*$#!! Expect, fingers crossed, re-constructi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys Release Flozell Adams and Ken Hamlin

    ​Is this indeed a Good Friday, Cowboys' fans? It's the end of "False Start. Offense. No. 76" as the Cowboys today released starting offensive left tackle Flozell Adams and starting free safety Ken Hamlin. Your starters, for now, are Doug Free at LT and Alan Ball at FS. Adams was a good p ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    And the Dallas Cowboys' Most Over-Achieving Player of 2009 is ...

    ​Would you believe the guy who lost the cornerback battle to Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins? That's right, Orlando Scandrick. According to the NFL's performance-based bonus system, Scandrick was the Cowboys' biggest bang-for-buck player last season. As a 5th-round draft pick who started one gam ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Off-Season: Other Than Dance Lessons, What Do They Need?

    The Cowboys have a couple needs this off-season, one of which is no longer a linebackers coach since yesterday they hired West Texas A&M assistant Bob King to replace the departed Dat Nguyen. Head coach Wade Phillips (who knew he had a fun, playful side?) and staff are off to the NFL Scou ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Okay, So How Do the Cowboys Get Better?

    ​Though I and some crafty old-timers think it's a bad move, Wade Philllips will be back as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Yawn. The bar for Cowboys' football has been lowered further than I expected. Once upon a time this proud franchise - America's Team, anyone? - measured success via Sup ... More >>

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    January 3, 2010

    Wowboys 24, Beagles 0: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Uh oh, Shaun Suisham misses a 30-yard, chip-shot field goal from right between the hashmarks. Okay, so the victory over the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't perfect. But it was dang close. 9. I respect Eagles' head coach Andy Reid, but I also question his strategy. He's taken Philly to fi ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.20.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Screw me. I've been inside Cowboys Stadium a dozen times now and never noticed there wasn't an American flag hanging somewhere. JumboJerry will do that for you. When during the National Anthem the ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Packers 17, Plowboys 7: My Top 10 Observations.

    Scott What's stranger: That the Cowboys lost in Green Bay or that Carly Patterson is still signing autographs?​10. I said on Sunday's pre-game show on 105.3 The Fan that the only way the Dallas Cowboys could lose to the Green Bay Packers was to commit 3-plus turnovers. The Cowboys committe ... More >>

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