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    June 16, 2014

    James Taylor Played the Classics and Told Dad Jokes At Verizon Theatre

    I was not alive when James Taylor and his self-reflective brand of folk music were most popular. For my entire life, Taylor has been touring the country playing songs that are as familiar to my grandparents as they are to me. My own first experience with James Taylor was finding an old copy of Sweet ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS -- South Beach: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Ate dinner last night at Prime Italian on South Beach. In the midst of ridiculous opulence in the form of $20 valet parking and $100,000 cars, it was relatively affordable. $125 for a steak and a couple drinks. Thumbs up. 9. They also offered prime Kobe steak for $30 an ounce. Ou ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    2011 NBA WEST FINALS GAME 5 -- Mavericks 100, Thunder 96: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Much as I'm giddy over the victory and the Mavs' second berth in the NBA Finals, I'm almost as happy for the way they handled the win. No confetti on the floor. No champagne in the locker room. Not even a drop of celebratory Ginger Ale. Says Dirk Nowitzki, "It's a great moment. But we've ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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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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    August 27, 2009

    WWJD? Win a Super Bowl with Tony Romo, That's What He'd Do.

    ​Talked with legendary Dallas Cowboys' coach Jimmy Johnson this morning on 105.3 The Fan. The highlights: *First off, during the interview I admit to having an extreme case of good-ol'-days' goose bumps. *Secondly, Jimmy - a noted Heineken guzzler - is out at Cowboys Stadium today filmin ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 7

      Well, you are ready for some aren't you?​10. Cult hero/roster longshot Jesse Holley had his highlight of camp, catching a slant in front of Orlando Scandrick during team drills. There. You happy? 9. Weird - unusually intense - afternoon practice here at The Alamodome. When' ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    The Top 10 Reasons Austin is Better Than Dallas

    Different vibe in Austin, sayeth this T-shirt for sale on South Congress. Born in Oak Cliff. Raised in Duncanville. Citizen of Dallas.​ But every time I go to Austin - like this past weekend when I skeedaddled from Cowboys' Camp in San Antonio for a quick getaway - I feel like I belong ther ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Butterscotch Stallion's Faithful Sidekick and Other Famous Faces' Doggone Book

    Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their Pets​Current Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Your Newest Dallas Cowboy: Michael Irvin II

    Jesse Holley: Legitimate longshot or laughingstock?I guess there was some drama involved, but don't tell me you're totally surprised that the winner of Spike TV and Michael Irvin's 4th and Long is - ta-da! - a Michael Irvin clone. Jesse Holley has the size (6-foot-3), speed (4.5) and smi ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    The French Disconnection

    Though I'm always skeptical when a head coach drafts a player 24th overall and then contends he "pin-pointed" the kid all along - see: Jimmy Johnson on 7th-rounder Leon Lett, circa 1991 - I'm willing to forge into the Rodrigue Beaubois Era with an open mind. Well, I lied. I won't sit well with ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    The Top 10 All-Time Dallas Cowboys

    At least we can all agree on No. 1. Right?From time to time I've been known  to construct a Top 10 list. But this one, I've got to tear apart. You're telling me there's a list of the Top 10 All-Time greatest Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones isn't on it? Altogether now: Bull. Shit. If NF ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Fourth and Long: A Premiere With Purpose

    Jerry McClureIrvin to Rich Behm's family: $40,000For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Cowboys are actually acting like a unified team. In the wake of the Valley Ranch practice facility collapse on May 2, last night's premiere of Spike TV's new reality series Fourth and Long at Sting matured ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Life After Football: Good for Leon Lett

    Speaking of players addressing the media in the most uncomfortable of predicaments, my I re-introduce one Leon Lett. Everyone remembers the former Dallas Cowboy's all-time gaffes - at Super Bowl XXVII and in the snow against the Miami Dolphins in 1993. But afterward - unlike Dirk Nowitzki - Let ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Cowboys' Crappy New Year!

    After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?

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    January 13, 2009

    Dude Food: P.D. Johnson's

    P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli3839 McKinney Ave.214-720-2227Dude Factor: 8, or "Jimmy Johnson," on a scale of 1 (Jack Johnson, the musician) to 10 (Jack Johnson, the boxer)Ah, P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli. From the first day we ventured into the old McKinney Ave. location, we knew we'd found a dude-frie ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    The Cowboys' Pacman Jones May Be Suspended, But He Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Involved in yet another incident, Pacman Jones' football privileges should be permanently revoked

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    October 15, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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    October 18, 2007

    The Dallas Cowboys' Dumbsday Defense

    Despite Dallas' 5-1 start, the Phillips 3-4 has been stupefying

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    September 24, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    Captain Casual

    Wade Phillips ushers in a kindler, gentler, better Cowboys era

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    January 29, 2007
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    January 18, 2007


    Off-field indiscretions be damned, Michael Irvin deserves football immortality

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    December 7, 2006

    Kicking and Screaming

    Cowboys' foot remains Achilles' heel

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    April 13, 2006

    Heaven Help Us

    When watching sports, is God a passive observer or a meddler?

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    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

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    September 29, 2005


    Exactly why is Parcells Dallas' dictator?

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    April 14, 2005

    Sold Out

    Plus: No News

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Secret Soul

    Recent compilations unearth the hidden history of funk

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    April 8, 2004
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    March 4, 2004
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    October 30, 2003
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    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

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    August 7, 2003

    Famous Last Words

    Did the intern blow it? No.

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    January 9, 2003

    Tuna Casserole

    My recipe for a tasty tenure as Cowboys coach

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    October 31, 2002

    Steppin' Out

    Former Cowboy Mark Stepnoski tackles a new role--leading the charge for marijuana reform

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    September 12, 2002


    Plus: Dalbie and Tex, A List

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    September 5, 2002

    Back in Bounds

    Michael Irvin, once the Cowboys' playmaker, has quit playing around and has turned himself over to his maker

  • Culture

    November 16, 2000

    Sliding Downhill

    Forget Cincy--our experts say the Boys will get a lot worse before they get better

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    November 26, 1998

    A fan's sour notes

    Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?

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    July 23, 1998

    Lord, help him

    In Chan Gailey, Jerry Jones has God, the shotgun, and, maybe, a little Tom Landry

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    February 26, 1998

    Black out

    Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?

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    November 13, 1997


    Want to know what's going on at Valley Ranch? Ask an unnamed source.

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    October 23, 1997
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    August 29, 1996
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    January 19, 1995

    Barry blew it

    Switzer's casual approach caught up with the Cowboys

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    December 8, 1994
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