The always-simmering debate over whether Jerry Jones has too much control over the Cowboys' football operations was brought to a boil last week after former coach Jimmy Johnson traced the team's "country club" atmosphere back to Jones. That sparked something of a back-and-forth about who was in char ... More >>
The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.) It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?) With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being lef ... More >>
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 >>
Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>
With Newy Scruggs on vacation this week, I'll have some new voices alongside me from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan. Monday: NBC 5's Matt Barrie. Tuesday/Wednesday: You didn't think I'd give it away that easy didja? Some clues? Sure. This voice has been on the TV/radio in this market before ... More >>
10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>
In the race for second place - and the challenge of closing the gap on monster 1310 AM The Ticket's gigantic ratings lead - 103.3 FM ESPN is the latest sports talk radio station to re-organize and shuffle its lineup. Months after ridding itself of big-name hosts like Dale Hansen, Greg Willia ... More >>
It all started with a phone call to 105.3 The Fan's Sybil Summers. A tip that the Philadelphia Eagles' web site was posting something or other about Cowboys Stadium's sacred star. A little investigative digging and - voila - Cowboys-Eagles III just got more interesting. The Bounty Bowl. ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>
It's been real. It's been fun. But it hasn't been ... has it? In a word: Seeyalater. I get lots of emails and/or phone calls urging me to root for reality-show winner Jesse Holley to make the Dallas Cowboys' roster. In the name of Rudy, Rocky and Vince Paple, don't I believe in feel-g ... 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 >>
Playmaker and his pupil.Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... More >>
Still numero uno.*May's PPM radio ratings show The Ticket maintaining its dynasty as the No. 1 station among Men 25-54. ESPN Radio and The Fan treaded water, placing 9th and 20th respectively. Status quo. *You could read about the Mavs and ESPN Radio reaching a four-year extens ... More >>
Among the Dallas Cowboys' many problems, let's address this one this afternoon: Terrell Owens and Greg Ellis are captains. Let that sink in a second while I remind you that any team that annoints me-first guys as locker-room leaders is fatally flawed. We all know T.O.'s agenda. Now, Ellis is at i ... More >>
I know. I know. Any station that will have me on - even sparingly, and tucked away on the weekends - has lots of room from improvement, right? Well, 105.3 The Fan just got better. In the coming weeks expect the announcement that The Fan is the new flagship radio home of the Dallas Cowboys. As for to ... More >>
*I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alternate 2 uniforms blue. Oops. I seem to have misspoke one word out of turn. In an abundance of caution, let me try it again. I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alernate 2 blue uniforms. See. Silly, h ... More >>
Long-time Norm Hitzges sidekick and 1310 AM The Ticket assistant program director Mark Friedman confirms this afternoon that he has left the station to take a similar role with rival sports-talk station 103.3 FM ESPN Radio. Friedman will next week begin his new role as ESPN's APD and producer f ... More >>
Cowboys. Eagles. Monday Night Football. September. All that'll be missing is these guys. Remember September? I do. Especially when the Dallas Cowboys played on Monday Night Football. I know, it’s not the same these days on ESPN as it was in the glory days back on ABC, but it’s still more ... More >>
Skin has cash and, apparently, safety goggles. Ben's the other guy. I’ve always loved, er, at least really liked Ben & Skin. The dudes are fast, funny, fresh, friendly, finicky and, best of all, freaky fans of friggin’ alliteration. But in the ramp-up to them taking over middays 11 a.m.- ... More >>
Coming to a station near you soon: The Ticket's new head-to-head competition? As his old bunkmates revel in ratings success, Greg Williams is angling to become one of The Ticket’s head-to-head rivals. Though he’s been flirting with a weeknight gig at ESPN Radio for months, Live 105.3 is ... More >>
Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>
What if it turns out Malik Allen was the most important of Dallas' trade with the Nets? I went to Mavericks 103, Clippers 90 last night, and came away with some distinct impressions: Fresh off his three-hour appearance on The Michael Irvin Show, Adam “Pacman” Jones was on hand with a guy who wa ... More >>
Heck, why does anybody?
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms
Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>
Ron Rivera, your Chicago Bears just lost the Super Bowl? What are you gonna do now? Oh, yeah. Interview for the Cowboys' head coaching gig. On second thought, should Jerry Jones even consider hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching gig? If you watc ... More >>
Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>
Blinded by desperation, Cowboys refuse to see T.O. as B.S.
Forgiving the past opened Sandora Irvin's future
Parcells is looking for answers. Here's a couple.
Dented reputation; Please, stop calling. Please; Dot-dot-dot stuff
The Lipscomb trial took us where the News don't shine
Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.
Police give back Erik Williams' "intimate" videos
Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl