Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>
Jerry Jones has scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference here at Cowboys Stadium. As I've said all along, Drew Pearson is in. Question is, will he have company? Larry Allen, you still in town? Pretty sure he is. Four chairs up on the stage for the presser.
We know one of these days in the next two weeks Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is going to call a press conference at which he'll announce his intent to induct former receiver Drew Pearson into the team's Ring of Honor. Good. Not a more deserving candidate. But ... not so fast? Or, perhaps, ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know one practice doesn't make a career and, as Bill Parcells says, let's hold off on shipping that bust to Canton, but Cowboys' first-round draft pick Tyron Smith looks like a beast ... More >>
It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>
If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.
Buzzing around radio row this week have been familiar Dallas Cowboys faces such as Tashard Choice, Felix Jones, Everson Walls, Daryl Johnston, Darren Woodson, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach and Erik Williams. And yesterday owner Jerry Jones ma ... More >>
Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michael Young is crushing the ball. That's nothing new. He's also playing flawlessly in the field. Again, nothing new. And last night he sparked a Texas Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles with first his bat, then his hustle. Want something else not so new? We underappreciate him ... More >>
I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>
No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>
Who's next?Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>
Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?
You’re tired of meaningless, pre-season games. Tired of hollow, irrelevant complaining and waffling from Greg Ellis. What you, the Cowboys fan, need is a time-warp to September 9. Until then, a couple of options. If you want to meet 'n' greet the 2007 team all spiffied up in their formals, get yo ... More >>
Despite a run-of-the-mill reputation, Drew Bledsoe owns a Hall of Fame résumé
With Terrell Owens, which comes first--the Super Bowl ring or the explosion?
Why is Lincoln Kennedy so danged happy? Maybe it's because the former Raider's getting a shot at being a Cowboy during training camp. Two words this morning: Lincoln Kennedy. Been a while since you heard that name, eh? Well, you'll be hearing it again later today as the Dallas Cowboys bring in the f ... More >>
Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools
The Terrell Owens gamble notwithstanding, the Dallas Cowboys quietly are taking small steps to make big improvements next season. First, Dallas cured its chronic kicking cancer by signing Mike Vanderjagt. Despite being labeled an "idiot kicker" by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for ru ... More >>
Back in 2001 I shook hands with Big Tex, or at least it felt that way when I hopped in Larry Allen's golf cart for an interview at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Wichita Falls. On that particular day, Allen--one of the biggest, meanest, strongest, scariest players in NFL history--was almost huma ... More >>
They play like it's 1950, so why shouldn't the Cowboys air on an oldies station?
No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season
Bikers give kids some toy joy
Gerry Fraley, The Dallas Morning News
Larry "Puff Daddy" Allen
Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.
Pete Hunter grew up in Atlantic City casinos, so he knows he's a long shot to make it in the NFL. Then why does he seem like a sure bet?
Pat Summerall has been here for years, rockin' his peers...and so forth
Forget Cincy--our experts say the Boys will get a lot worse before they get better
Yeah, they're fast, but the Cowboys' linebackers are too short and light for the NFL
Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?