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Felix Jones

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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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    August 30, 2012

    Six Thoughts from Last Night's Cowboys Game, Which We Watched for Some Reason

    Justin Bitner is a local freelance writer. He last wrote for the Observer about FC Dallas. Oh, and sandwiches. As expected, the starters were firmly entrenched on the sidelines last night, having no intention of taking the field until postgame bro-hugs. The third and fourth deep, though, had to giv ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Let's Go to the Tape: From Costas and Deion to Some Kid With a Match, Reactions to Romo

    ​Tony Romo isn't solely to blame for the Cowboys' loss to the Lions, described alternately as "epic," "historic" and just plain "embarrassing" (that's from the team's own website). The defense, stout in the first three quarters, surrendered 17 points to Detroit in the final period, including that ... 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

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... 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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    December 20, 2010

    Cowboys Beat Skins 33-30, But Near Loss Lowers Jason Garrett's Stock

    ​(With Richie Whitt on vacation for the next two weeks, Dallas Observer staff writer Sam Merten has graciously agreed to pitch in. Commenters, on your mark...) Long before the Cowboys' playoff chances were officially toast, this season felt doomed from the beginning. The devastating 13-7 loss to ... 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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    October 12, 2010

    At Least One Cowboys' Problem Is Fixed: Felix the Phat

    ​Looks like about 3.5 times more of you - 885,000 homes to 250,000 homes - watched the Dallas Cowboys over the Texas Rangers on Sunday, so let's not shun football today. Though Leonard Davis is admitting he sucks and Martellus Bennett is hurt and the Cowboys are 1-3 and old kicker Nick Folk i ... 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 9, 2010

    Is Marion Barber "The Barbarian" or a Backup?

    ​Bill Parcells considered him a closer. Jerry Jones gave him a ton of money. At one point we called him "The Barbarian." But at this point, Dallas Cowboys' running back Marion Barber is just a minimal role player. Right? Barber went to the Pro Bowl as a backup in 2007, but since has steadily, ... 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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    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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    March 24, 2010

    Day "Off": My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Decided to take a day off today. At least from 105.3 The Fan. I'm working on a cover story for next week's Dallas Observer, plus I've contracted some ornery strand of the common cold that has me so congested that diced jalapenos taste like nothing but texture.  Seeing that I spent ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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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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    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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    December 18, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.18.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Cowboys' fans left training camp convinced they had three above-average running backs, each of which could start for most NFL teams. But, in retrospect, is the "three-headed monster" a ... 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 18, 2009

    Rush to Judgment: Do your Dallas Cowboys Pass Too Much?

    ​Wade Phillips wants more balance. Jason Witten wants to get back to the "brand." Felix Jones and Tahsard Choice want more touches. You, the Dallas Cowboys fan, just want to win. I think Tony Romo is an elite quarterback and in the NFL you control the clock on the ground and you put poin ... 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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    November 2, 2009

    Wowboys 38, Seahags 17: My Top 10 Observations.

    AP​10. Ten. That's how many Cowboys caught passes Sunday. Of the players eligible to be a receiver, only Tashard Choice got shut out. 9. Halloween hangover. The end of Daylight Savings Time. Whatever. Something weird was going on at Cowboys Stadium, for I coulda swore I saw Bobby Carpenter ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 4

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    You Betcha: Week 1

    ​See that? Over there. To your right? That's not the money you could be saving with GEICO. It's the money you lost last year betting with Richie Whitt. But, alas, in the spirit of persistence, stubborness and doubling down, we're back at it again in 2009. I owe it to you and myself (and ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 8

    ​10. Story out of Lincoln, Nebraska of all places - apparently the writer was in Dallas for the Big 12 Media Days - says at Cowboys Stadium there is for sale $800,000 suites in which you can purchase a $90 pizza. That's about $11 a slice by my sportswriter math. However, Dallas Only Dail ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Home Field Advantage

    The 'Boys say farewell to Texas Stadium

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    December 15, 2008

    Nice Choice

    Silly us, we thought the season-long comparison would be between Felix Jones and Rashard Mendenhall. But, in retrospect, the Cowboys' best pick was Tashard Choice. With Jones (and Mendenhall) long ago sidelined with season-ending injuries, the fourth-round rookie from Georgia Tech has ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 15

    If Marion Barber was healthy. If Ben Roethlisberger was healthy. If Felix Jones and Miles Austin and Kyle Kosier were all 100 percent for Sunday's Cowboys-Steelers game.Oh yeah, and if the field wasn't a patch of slippery sod slop out of a Saving Private Ryan battle scene.If all those were in play, ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 7

    The Cowboys have played five games. Sportatorium has made five losing bets. Oh and friggin’ five! Who, oh who, could feel my pain? Is there anyone? Anyone out there who can empathize with my futility? Wait … George Costanza, is that you? “It’s not working, Jerry. How did it all t ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    FJ Cruiser

    After a week in maddening moth balls, his star is re-born. The web site says the sporty truckster is loaded with a “youthful, contemporary spirit." This here blog says the running back comes fully equipped with “hole-eee-shiiiiiiiiiit.” Felix Jones = FJ Cruiser. In an ugly, 31- ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Redskins 26, Cowboys 24: Blame Game

    Is there a bigger Cowboy killer? I’ll have my blow-by-blow coverage of yesterday’s fiasco this afternoon. But for now, what’s your biggest reason for the loss to the Redskins: a) Not getting the ball enough to Terrell Owens? b) Zero touches for Felix Jones? c) Only eight carrie ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Keeping Up With the Joneses

    On the back of the jerseys of Pacman Jones and Felix Jones: "Jones". Not confusing to Cowboys' fans. But don't we usually differentiate identical last names with a first initial? Think Jerry Jones was too worried about what the photo-shoppers would've done with "F. Jones"? Don't wann ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    So, What Did I Miss?

    So, just at kickoff, the Internet in our Texas Stadium press box broke. Or something. Let's catch up: *Cowboys' fans started an "Eagles Suck!" chant before kickoff. Proud of you guys. Really. *Terence Newman did start after all. But so did Pacman. Roy Williams, notsamuch. Hmm. *Kicke ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Felix the Phat

    Wow. To clarify my earlier prediction, I said rookie Felix Jones wouldn't play a lot in passing situations. But good Lord, is he playing. A 98-yard kickoff return for a score. A 43-yarder to set up another touchdown. A 6-yard run on a slot reverse. And, to think, he had a 24-yard return ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Most Exciting First Half in Cowboys' MNF History?

    This thing's making Hurricane Ike seem like a spring drizzle. Off the top of my head I don't remember a crazier 30 minutes of prime-time football in this old building. *Felix Jones' returns. *Two 60-plus-yard catches. *Romo's double fumble for a score. *DeSean Jackson's gaffe. *T ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    Cowboys 28, Browns 10

    1 down, 15 to go. I’ll expound on these during the week, but for now here’s my Top 10 knee-jerk reactions to the Cowboys’ season-opening victory in Cleveland: 10. After all those training-camp parlor tricks, Pacman Jones had the audacity to go out and bobble a friggin’ punt? 9. G ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 2

    After correctly predicting SMU’s pratfall at Rice, I'm faced with two options: 1. Quit while I’m ahead. 2. Continue amassing my fortune. Since I have, you could say, a small “problem” with integrating No. 1 into my life, let’s give No. 2 a spin shall we? The Cowboys on Sund ... 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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    August 8, 2008
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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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    August 7, 2008

    Wading Through Doubt

    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is guaranteed nothing beyond a talented team in 2008

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    July 31, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Thursday Wrap-Up

    Prepared to be dazzled. Or disgusted. Depends on your perspective, I guess. Pacman Jones is full of … tricks. On Monday the dude caught six punts, storing each ball in a different part of his torso, without ever dropping one. Tuesday he was fielding kickoffs with one hand. And yesterday h ... 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 21, 2008
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