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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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    January 24, 2011

    Steelers 24, Jets 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Some of us said all week that with the way the Jets celebrated wildly in New England, it was if they'd already won their Super Bowl. Proved astute right out of the gate as the Steelers set the tone with a 15-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to open the game. The Jets weren't emoti ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    The Best Runs in the History of the Dallas Cowboys

    Marshawn Lynch's amazing touchdown run last weekend got me to thinking about the best runs I've seen by a Dallas Cowboy. I found three, by three very different running backs. (Though none of them tops Earl Campbell's doozy.)

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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 6, 2010

    Cowboys 38, Colts 35: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Been saying Marion Barber's done for a while. If he gets another carry over Tashard Choice this season it will be criminal. I know the Colts' run defense is putrid, but you can't deny that Choice is a much better running back than Barber at this point. Maybe even better than Felix Jones. ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    The Cowboys Should Shelve Marion the Librarian

    ​I'm with ya. Tired of seeing Marion Barber. Watching him hop up and strut 10 yards down field to celebrate a four-yard run. Watching him dive into a pile for a 1/2-yard loss on 3rd-and-1. Watching him bounce inside runs to the outside. The Barbarian long ago deteriorated into the Librarian. ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Jason Garrett and His Imaginary In-House

    ​As I've said before, I like Jason Garrett. Really do. Got to know him a little bit personally when he was a backup and I was beat writer out at Valley Ranch in the '90s. I've long pushed for him to be Dallas' head coach in place of Stumbledoofus. What's going on is a good thing, and hopefull ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Cowboys 33, Giants 20: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. It took all of one play to smack you in the kisser with the fact that these were not your same ol' Stumbledoofus Cowboys. Bruised ribs and all, cornerback Terence Newman tackled Mario Manningham for a 2-yard loss after a catch on New York's first play. Against the Packers last week ... 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 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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    September 13, 2010

    Hell Mary! Who's to Blame for One of the Most Discombulated Plays in the History of the Dallas Cowboys?

    ​Lots of blame to go around for Redskins 13, Cowboys 7. As he tends to do, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett got too cute. Felix Jones touches the ball only 10 times. In the Red Zone the Cowboys try a halfback pass with Marion Barber. On special teams David Buehler misses what should have b ... 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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    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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    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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    June 11, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.11.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... 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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    December 14, 2009

    4th and Frustration: Do You Blame the Cowboys' Plan or Their Performance?

    ​I don't wanna hear much bitchin' today about offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's play-calling on the futile, fatal sequence in the second quarter of Sunday's 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Yeah, four consecutive runs to Marion Barber didn't produce a touchdown. But ... I blame ... More >>

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    December 13, 2009

    Chargers 20, Cowgirls 17: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Now you believe me? Norv Turner > Wade Phillips. 9. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh picked a horrible time to have his first terrible game as a Cowboy. It was his oops that led to both Chargers' touchdowns: Interference at the 1 on a reverse pass set up San Diego's first touch ... More >>

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    December 6, 2009

    Giants 31, Decemberboys 24: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. This, my friends, is exactly why I wouldn't have Wade Phillips back as my head coach next season or any season. Simply put, he's just too soft. Nick Folk misses a field goal in three straight games and Wade just shrugs and says "I ain't worried." Says he won't even begin to consider Davi ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    So, Which Starter Can The Cowboys Most Afford to Lose?

    ​Dallas Cowboys' free safety Ken Hamlin missed practice yesterday with a strained left groin. Bad news? Or good news? To me, Hamlin is the weakest link among Dallas' 24 starters (including kickers). The drop-off from Hamlin to Patrick Watkins is smaller than from any other starter to any othe ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    Broncos 17, Cowgirls 10. My Top 10 Observations.

    ​10. Fox's Pam Oliver stinks. While she was busy reading some shallow, pre-orchestrated featurette, we went three series before learning that Gerald Sensabaugh was out with a bum thumb. And though Marion Barber played just one snap in the second half, we never received an update. 9. Not ... 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 25, 2009

    Tashard's Tour

    While watching this tour of Cowboys Stadium, keep reminding yourself that Tashard Choice is third string. Third. The video, shot after a recent OTA, includes cameos by Marion Barber III, Roy Williams, Jerry Jones and the Jonas Brothers. And it's hosted by the chattiest of Cowboys, who apparently own ... 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 12, 2008

    One Thing Tony Romo Can't Fumble Away: The Top-Selling Sports Jersey

    Forbes this morning guesstimates that some half a million Tony Romo jerseys have been sold this year, would would make the Cowboys QB's No. 9 the top-selling top of 2008, even when you factor in baseball, basketball and that other sport that involves some kind of frozen liquid and a circle made of v ... 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 27, 2008
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    November 20, 2008

    Cowboys Are Back on Track

    With a gutsy win in Washington the Cowboys saved their season and restored our hope. Now what?

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    November 16, 2008

    Cowboys 14, Redskins 10

    The Cowboys season was saved by ... Martellus Bennett?! You shittin' me? With one foot in the grave, the Dallas Cowboys not only climbed out of a death-trap deficit tonight in Washington but also resurrected their season. Admit it, with Tony Romo short-arming wobblers and Wade Phillips’ 3- ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Dallas Cowboys Are No. 1! At Least in Something.

    Haven't seen this much. In the stands or in the end zone. According to a missive I received recently from the NFL’s shopping center, the Cowboys will kill the Redskins on Sunday. In merchandise sales, that is. From April 1 to Oct. 15 of this year, the Cowboys were – yes, again – the NF ... 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 24, 2008

    Ron Washington Channels Chuck Woolery

    Gorgeous day. Let's play two! On second thought, let's just play one and call it a season. There are 16 people in the right-field upper deck here in Arlington. Counted 'em myself. That was after, of course, I spent some quality time in the Rangers' clubhouse before today's home finale. * ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Cowboys 27, Packers 16

    Marion Barber and the Cowboys dove into a relatively easy win at Lambeau Field. *Been predicting this (12:58 entry) for almost a year now. But when the Cowboys finally called a Patrick Crayton pass, it was a harmless floater into double coverage that was almost intercepted. Hardly worth the wai ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Oh No, Romo!

    How's this for a trifecta of terrible: *Tony Romo pulls off a David Blaine escape in the pocket, only to overthrow Miles Austin and have his pass intercepted to lead to an Eagles' touchdown. *On the ensuing kickoff, returner Isaiah Stanback botches the ball and finally falls on it at the six ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Tony Giveth Away. Tony Taketh.

    Tonight Tony Romo's like a knuckleball pitcher in a game where his stuff is too good. Ya know? He's been too excited. Throwing too hard. Trying to do too much. But he seems to be settling down and his effectiveness is trending up. His 17-yard strike to Marion Barber -- who beat Eagles' lineb ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 5

    In the final analysis, no, actually, it wasn't that great. Interesting, but not great. HBO’s Hard Knocks is over. Which means the season is beginning. After a five-week series that showed that – surprise! – two of the Cowboys’ leaders are Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson, we no longer ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    America's Tease

    With their best team since the '90s dynasty, the Cowboys can stop merely flirting with a championship

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    May 29, 2008

    Cowboys Must Protect 'Marion the Barbarian'

    The team invested in its ruffian running back and must now find a way to protect him

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    May 22, 2008

    Three Dots … and a Cloud of Dust …

    More than likely, he will probably, possibly, potentially be a part of the Cowboys' offense this seson. Maybe, that is. Ken Hamlin (unsigned), Roy Williams (family vacation) and Terry Glenn (gimpy knee) weren’t present at yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys’ OTA (back in my beat writing days we ca ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Deep Blue Something: Or, Why Marion Barber Isn't Going Anywhere

    I can’t guarantee that Marion Barber will be the starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 2008 and beyond. But I can guarantee the fact that he’s house-hunting -- er, condo-craving -- in Uptown is a damned good sign he isn’t going anywhere. I know, I know -- Barber wants a contract in t ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud Of Dust …

    Eric Dickerson's mentioned somewhere in this item, and in a nice way. Hard to top last week, when we said goodbye to two assholes (Bill Belichick and Bobby Knight) and hello to a hero (Nolan Ryan). Today, however, could be just as delicious as sports climbs atop Capitol Hill. NFL commish Roger Goode ... More >>

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    February 6, 2008

    Darren McFadden to Dallas? Believe It.

    Arkansas' Darren McFadden If you trust the rumors, former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden will wind up here permanently as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. But for now, the two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up is merely in the area training for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. Projected as the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2005

    Tuna Meltdown

    Domineering dunce is dumbing down Dallas

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