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Mat McBriar

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    September 12, 2011

    Jets 27, Cowboys 24: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Tony Romo negated some great throws -- you'll never see a prettier pass than the 64-yarder to Jason Witten -- with some bone-headed plays. His interception to Darrelle Revis should've never been thrown and how was everyone except the quarterback ready for the snap with :08 ... 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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    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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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome. 9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    DeMarcus Ware the MVC: Most Valuable Cowboy

    ​More than Tony Romo, Jason Witten and, yes, Mat McBriar, the most valuable Cowboy is DeMarcus Ware.Drafted 11th overall in '05, the outside linebacker has led Dallas in sacks in all five of his seasons and is the only player in the NFL with at least 10 quarterback traps in each of the last four y ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft Needs: How About a Safe(ty) Pick

    ​Enough of this asinine stuff about "best player available." What if, somehow, at No. 9 in April's NFL Draft that player happens to be a tight end? A weakside linebacker? A punter? Or, God and Tim Cowlishaw forbid, a quarterback? Under that premise, the Cowboys - 6-10 and desperate for help ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Uh-Oh, the American League MVP is in the Hospital

    ​You hear that Josh Hamilton has been hospitalized with pneumonia and what's the first thing you think? Yep, relapse. Can't help it. A guy with that kind of history of drug abuse who fell violently and infamously off the wagon two years ago and who still can't partake in a celebrato ... 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 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.3.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm going to be extremely disappointed gutted if the Rangers don't sign Cliff Lee, hopefully during next week's Winter Meetings in Florida. Sorry, but a consolation prize of Zack Greinke - or ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

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

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're a TCU fan, it goes down like this: Alabama beats Auburn today at 1:30 on CBS. Arizona beats Oregon tonight at 6 on ESPN. And Nevada beats Boise State tonight at 9:15 on ESPN. Oh yeah, an ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    The Best Football Team in Dallas

    ​When ESPN debuted in the early 1980s, one of the network's time-filling staples was Australian Rules Football. I was obsessed. The giant, oval field. The fans with gigantic pom poms. The four - that's right, four - goal posts. The referees that signaled points by see ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Texans 23, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Cowboys' punter Mat McBriar kicked four times Saturday. He launched a 61-yarder in the third quarter, had a net average of 50.8 and pinned Houston inside the 20 twice. So much for the good news. 9. I understand this was a practice game. An exhibition. A glorified scrimmage.&nbs ... 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 19, 2010
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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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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, but 18 less sacks), but the Dallas Cowboys should be pleased to have landed six players on the NFC Pro ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    JumboJerry CAN Be Lowered. Lookie!

    ​Guess they're testing it for the Texas-North Carolina hoops game Dec.19 at Cowboys Stadium. Either that, or I'll betcha $1 that Mat McBriar hits JumboJerry Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

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    October 12, 2009

    The Ugliest Cowboys' Win in the History of Ever?

    ​Last year's 13-9 win over Tampa Bay was ugly. I seemed to remember a 10-6 yawner over Buffalo in 2003. And, of course, there was the 9-7 classic over the Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2001 when both teams entered 0-4. I'm sure there are others, but yesterday's Cowboys 26, C ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Jerry Jones: Big, But Not Well-Hung

    Size matters.​Everything's bigger (and lower) in Texas. Toldja. Back in May - after reading that the colossal video boards at Cowboys Stadium were to be only 90 feet above the playing field - I penned an item questioning exactly how high was high enough. It was more common sense than aeron ... 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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    May 21, 2009

    Cowboys' New Video Board is Big. But Is It High Enough?

    While the Dallas Cowboys held this week's minicamp at their temporary home (Carrollton's Standridge Stadium), their new home is about to become a really cool home. Cowboys Stadium will today officially debut as the world's biggest media room. This afternoon owner Jerry Jones wi ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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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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    April 27, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Draft Grade: %$#&*!-Minus

    Let me kick off this week with a detailed breakdown of the players the Dallas Cowboys selected on the first day of last weekend's NFL Draft:                 For the reaches, afterthoughts, confounding strategy and appropriately crappy grade, we'd bes ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys' Winter Wonderland

    Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?

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    October 20, 2008

    The Top (Bottom?) 10 Most Embarrassing Losses in Cowboys’ History

    How low can you go? Bad. But just how bad? The St. Louis Rams, who entered with four offensive touchdowns in their first five games, scored three in Sunday's first quarter. The Cowboys, who entered with Super Bowl aspirations, produced botched snaps, missed field goals, eight penalties, four tu ... 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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    September 15, 2008

    Craziness Continued ...

    I'll just say it, referee Terry McAulay and his crew suck. After a 60-yard punt by the Cowboys' Mat McBriar results in a touchback, McAulay announces a 10-yard penalty on Philly. First and 10 from the 10 when we come back, right? The TV timeout is called and ESPN viewers go to commercial. Du ... 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 26, 2008
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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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    December 13, 2007
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    March 1, 2007

    Everybody's Getting Birthday Presents Today!

    Michael Young will probably be a Ranger for life. Poor rich guy... Sorry I'm late to the birthday bash. Seems my mouse, a Trojan horse and my hard drive were waging civil war and...anyway, if you're getting me a belated gift, do not -- I repeat, do not -- get me a gift card to this Richardson-based ... More >>

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    December 19, 2006

    Tony, Let's Go Bowling

    Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, along with QBs Drew Brees and Marc Bulger. That's a sack lunch for ya. If you saw this day coming, you're clairvoyant. And you should've cashed in. Tony Romo's remarkable emergence was validated today as the quarterback was one of four Dallas Cowboys named to the NFL Pr ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006

    Kicking and Screaming

    Cowboys' foot remains Achilles' heel

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    October 16, 2006

    Dastardly Duo

    You know two guys who deserve each other more than Bill Parcells and Terrell Owens? C'mon... C'mon... Can't think of any, can you? Why is it that after yesterday's Cowboys victory over the Hapless Texans I felt like taking a shower? I mean, 34-6 is sweet. But somehow it felt nasty, dirty, yucky, ick ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006

    You Know What They Say About Small Packages

    Well, for one thing, they contain tiny gifts. Or dynamite. Or the new, sleeker model of Dallas' Only Daily. With Byron Nelson's death and Terrell Owens' accidental non-suicide attempt, this week provided an immediate Litmus test for the post-buyout Dallas Morning News' SportsDay section. And, like w ... More >>

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