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Jon Kitna

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    September 27, 2011

    Believe it Or Not, Tony Romo's Rib Cage Did Not Single-Bonedly Beat the Skins Last Night

    ESPN wants you to know: It's all about the QB.​I could have sworn I watched the game last night. I had it on, anyway. But nowhere did I see Tony Romo running around with bloody rib bone sticking out of his jersey, making impossible touchdown throws, suffering through some unknowable agony to l ... 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 18, 2011

    Cowboys 27, 49ers 24 (OT): My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Like me, were you scared to death that Jesse Holley was going to fumble while holding the ball up in premature exclamation at the end of his 77-yard overtime catch? 9. Rob Ryan may be a defensive genius, but it doesn't show when he has Anthony Spencer trying to cover tight end ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Cowboys Preseason 8.17.11: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Backup quarterback Jon Kitna didn't practice for a second consecutive day on Tuesday because of a sore back yesterday. Move along, nothing to see here. (Fingers crossed.) 9. Owner Jerry Jones thinks running back Felix Jones is the key to the season: "If he's real good, we'll be real go ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    NFL Pre-Season Football -- Cowboys 24, Broncos 23: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. When could you tell it was preseason? Late in the first half Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow scrambled across field, broke two tackles and eventually threw a pass down to Dallas' 5. However, there were three -- count 'em three -- penalties on Denver. On the play safety Danny Church i ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.12.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... 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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    April 6, 2011

    Martellus Bennett Ruins Texas A&M's One Shining Moment

    Danielle Adams: Charlotte Barkley?​And you thought I was actually going to blab about women's basketball? Okay, here goes: Texas A&M beat Notre Dame for the National Championship last night. Love coach Gary Blair, who cut his coaching teeth at South Oak Cliff High School. But, let's be ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    The Dumbest Column in the History of Tim Cowlishaw

    Cowlishaw, surely you jest?​Love me some Tim Cowlishaw of Dallas' Only Daily. Known him and respected him for years, going back to our days as competitive beat writers fighting for morsels about the Dallas Cowboys in the mid-1990s. I annually rank him among the metroplex's 50 Most Powe ... 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 26, 2010

    Same Crap, Different Coach: Jason Garrett Not the Answer as Cowboys Lose Winnable Game to Struggling Cards 27-26 and Fall to 5-10

    Miles Austin caught six balls for 115 yards and a TD, but his slip-up turned into a defensive TD, and his post-game antics were embarrassing. ​If there ever was an easy win to be had this year for the Dallas Cowboys, last night's Christmas match-up with the Arizona Cardinals was it. Universi ... 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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    December 15, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

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

    ​10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... 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 8, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... 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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    December 1, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... 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 17, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... 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 10, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... 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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    November 1, 2010

    Jaguars 35, Cowboys 17: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. All you Tony Romo haters, how'd that feel? You wanted life without the so-called "celebrity golfer," you got it. By the way Jon Kitna, perfectly thrown passes tipped into interceptions suck huh? 9. David Garrard is a very mediocre quarterback. The Cowboys made him look like Johnny Unita ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    The Dallas Cowboys: Grind It Out or Give It Up?

    ​Personally, I don't see much sense in spilling blood, sweat, tears, worry and blogosphere space on your Dallas Cowboys. At 1-5 and with Tony Romo out at least six weeks, the season is over. Considering it started not that long ago with Super Bowl aspirations, this has to be the most disappoi ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​In his first NFL action in almost two years, Jon Kitna immediately served notice of one thing Monday night at Cowboys Stadium: When starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collar bone, the Cowboys' season swirled down the toilet with him. Kitna's stats don't look awful: 16 of ... 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 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 12, 2010

    Cowboys-Raiders: 5 Things to Watch For

    ​Wait a minute, didn't the Dallas Cowboys just play a game? A meaningless game? Sure enough. But just four days after Cowboys 16, Bengals 7 they're at it again tonight against the Oakland Raiders at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. With the Cowboys massively banged up tonight's goal is to remain ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.4.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Linebacker Anthony Spencer missed practice after getting his foot stepped on in Wednesday's warm-ups, but it's a day-to-day thing. No biggie. Second-year player Victor Butler took his place and didn't look out of place at all. 9. Rough day for the offense. Tony Romo was harassed int ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.3.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Regarding Brett Favre's latest, but certainly not last retirement, I think Cowboys' linebacker Bradie James put it best: "Don't care." 9. Tip for autograph seekers at The Alamodome: Get a roster. When Jason Hatcher walks off the field toward the tunnel, "Hey, 97!" isn't going to steer hi ... 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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    August 17, 2009

    Snap To It!

    After all, this franchise has a history with bad snaps.​With nods to the special teams and Mike Mickens and Jason Williams, the most troubling aspect of last week's Cowboys' pre-season loss to the Raiders was the most elementary of plays: The snap. After a season in which Andre Gurode sent ... 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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    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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    June 18, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust

    Quick takes from a Wednesday's minicamp workout at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium: *Tony Romo says the story that appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about him being told to lose weight is total bullshit. "That never happened," Romo said with a smile. "It just didn't." ... *From what I co ... 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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    March 5, 2009

    As the Cowboys' Dust Settles ...

    We can cross our fingers real hard and go for the trifecta, but I don't see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones firing Wade Phillips today. Let's don't get greedy. But let's also be realistic. Gone from the roster that lost 44-6 in Philadelphia on Dec. 28 and went 9-7 last year are: Terrell Owens, Anthony Hen ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Cowboys Upgrade Two Positions. Barely.

    I know, whadd'ya say we raid the roster of the only winless roster in NFL history?! Eurrrrrreeeeeka! It only (let's hope) seems like the Cowboys have targeted the 0-16 Detroit Lions as the supply ship for reinforcements. After nabbing Roy (Receiver) Williams during the season, Dallas acquired backup ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    His arrow is suddenly pointing down. Don’t look now, but just guess who has the best passer rating in the NFL? Not Brady nor Manning nor Romo nor … Would you believe this guy? Believe it. Six touchdowns will do that for you. As for the rest of the NFL’s quarterbacks, Green Bay’s ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008
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    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

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    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... More >>

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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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