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    September 9, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.9.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *When Jerry Jones admits his team has to "walk before we can run," that's code for "rebuilding." 8-8. *The Jets may well kill the Cowboys Sunday, but aren't we glad Dallas isn't opening up ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    If You're a Cowboy$ Fan, on 9/11 Prepare to Cry. And Cringe.

    ​Sunday night at MetLife Stadium the New York Jets will hand out American flags to every fan, and an ass-whipping to America's Team. Remember the part about not betting with your heart, but your head? This is a primo example. I want the Cowboys to win their NFL regular-season open ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Cowboys Roster Cuts: What We're Left With

    ​In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.2.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Raymond Radway was thiiiiis close -- three seconds, in fact -- to making the Cowboys' final roster. Then in Thursday night's 17-3 meaningless loss to the Dolphins the rookie free- ... 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 4, 2011

    Hook, Line and Stinker: The Cowboys' Catch and Release of Nnamdi Asomugha

    After an epic swing and miss at the NFL's No. 1 free agent, the Cowboys are off and crawling at training camp.

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    July 28, 2011

    Cowboys Practice in San Antonio Finally

    *Jason Garrett may be changing the culture but his clock might be a bit off. Today's 10 a.m. walkthrough at The Alamodome started at precisely ... 10:30. Actually, he has an excuse. The NFL Players Association was here to get the players' vote to recertify the union. *Look for first-round draft ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Jerry Jones Says Trash Your NFL Mock Drafts

    ​What we saw in 2010 were the record number of yards and points allowed by the Dallas Cowboys' defense. We remember the eye-popping, heart-gouging 33 passing touchdowns surrendered. Apparently owner Jerry Jones saw something different. Either that, or the Cowboys have their eye on a cornerbac ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys: The Defense Rests

    ​A proud franchise that once upon a time won Super Bowls behind a Doomsday Defense is these days shackled to the most disappointing season in team history by a defense that is simply doomed. Back in training camp down in The Alamodome in San Antonio, head coach Wade Phillips trumpeted&nb ... 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 2, 2010

    Whom Do You Blame for the Cowboys' Catastrophe?

    ​We now return to your regularly scheduled football season where ... Oh, dear. If you saw this coming - the Dallas Cowboys at 1-6 - raise your hand. I'm impressed. I'll also, of course, need proof. Some of us thought the Cowboys would play in Super Bowl XLV. Most of us thought they'd win the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Titans 34, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. No two ways around it, your Dallas Cowboys are not a good football team. They are a collection of talented football players. But together they are not a good team. In linebacker Keith Brooking's words, "We play really stupid football at crucial times in the game." 9. Tony Romo was ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Whom to Blame for Oh and Two?

    ​Call me crazier than bat guano, but I actually think the Dallas Cowboys will be fine ... fine ... fine ... fine ... fine ... fine. Damn, all the sudden it's lonely in here. At 0-2 and an underdog on the road this week in Houston against the undefeated Texans, things don't look too swel ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Cowboys Cuts: What the What?!

    ​Been telling anyone who would listen all summer that - stop the insanity - Sam Hurd would make the Dallas Cowboys' final roster over Jesse Holley. Reasoning? Holley did nothing better than Hurd and owner Jerry Jones, in this "all in" season, would not let financial implication ... 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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    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 28, 2010

    Have the Dallas Mavericks Finally Found a Shooting Guard?

    ​Since the day Michael Finley was released in 2005, your Dallas Mavericks have been searching. Looking for a consistent starting shooting guard who can create his own shot off the dribble, get to the free throw line and provide a viable alternative other than Dirk Nowitzki as a guy capable of ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Dez Bryant > Roy Williams. Shhhh, Don't Tell Roy.

    ​It took all of three plays - without pads, mind you - to see the full Dez Bryant package. As last season officially melted into this season, the Dallas Cowboys held OTAs (Organized Team Activities) out at Valley Ranch. Their rookie receiver, as expected, dazzled. A burst of escape off t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    And the Dallas Cowboys' Most Over-Achieving Player of 2009 is ...

    ​Would you believe the guy who lost the cornerback battle to Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins? That's right, Orlando Scandrick. According to the NFL's performance-based bonus system, Scandrick was the Cowboys' biggest bang-for-buck player last season. As a 5th-round draft pick who started one gam ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    2009 Cowboys in Review: My 10 Fave Plays

    ​I'm generally considered a pissy guy with a half-glass-empty view of the world around attacking me. But there are times when I can be joyfully hopeful. The Cowboys' season ended with a resounding 34-3 thud, but there were plenty of warm-n-fuzzy moments to keep us both satisfied about '09 and ... More >>

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    January 9, 2010

    Wowboys 34, Beagles 14: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Spit Happens. So do three-game sweeps that finally, unequivocally bury memories of 44-6. 9. Cowboys at Vikings next Sunday at noon. Get ready for a week of Tony-Romo-is-a-younger-Brett-Favre comparisons. One thing's for sure: Cowboys are as hot as anyone. During their four-game winning s ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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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 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

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    October 25, 2009

    Wowboys 37, Filthy Birds 21: My Top 10 Observations

    AP Not a one-hit wonder after all.​10. Linebacker Keith Brooking's performance and passion is refreshing. The way he was running past and taunting Atlanta's bench and his old Falcons' teammates after big plays today, he's quickly become the Cowboys' version of Brian Dawkins. All great ... More >>

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    September 13, 2009

    Wowboys 34, Yuckaneers 21: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I admit, I had doubts when the Cowboys drafted a kicker in the 5th round back in April. But after one game and three touchbacks by kickoff specialist David Buehler, it looks genius. 9. Dear Raheem Morris: You are not a player. Please stay off the field. 8. Combining Thanksgiving '06 an ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Do Two Rights Make a Wrong? (Cornerback, That Is)

    Wonder if Orlando will be as cool as Craig? ​Back in 1971 a genius named Tom Landry decided it was a swell idea to alternate quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Craig Morton - on every friggin' play. But after his Dallas Cowboys bumbled along at 4-3, the coach decided on Staubach full-time ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 9

    ​10. Tony Romo spent about 10 minutes after practice chatting with long-time San Antonio Spurs' pest Bruce Bowen. Let's hope the topic was winning, not defense. 9. For the first time in training camp the Cowboys brought in referees. Today's lone practice focused on goal-line situations. 8. Am ... 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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    July 27, 2009

    Cowboys' Camp Questions?

    Home Sweet Dome.​A year ago at this time I was pegging the Dallas Cowboys for the "Super Bowl." Last time we saw them however - 44-6 losers in Philly on Dec. 28 - it was "or bust." Coming off 2008's 9-7 disaster, the Cowboys have shedded from their roster the leading receiver (Ter ... 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 ...

    Team christening this joint is suddenly going to look a whole lot different. Better?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 ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Nice Choice

    Silly us, we thought the season-long comparison would be between Felix Jones and Rashard Mendenhall. But, in retrospect, the Cowboys' best pick was Tashard Choice. With Jones (and Mendenhall) long ago sidelined with season-ending injuries, the fourth-round rookie from Georgia Tech has ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    The Top 10 Reasons the Cowboys Will Beat the Redskins on Sunday

    What’d else didja expect? Terrell Owens had his Top 10 on Letterman and I seem to have developed a nervous tic that spits out lists. So, hey, what’s one more? 10. Sense of urgency. Dallas just has to play well – and win. If not, all the Super Bowl posturing will become a punch line a ... More >>

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