Mike Vanderjagt

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    September 8, 2010

    Cowboys-Redskins: The Top 10 Games

    ​Ain't what it used to be.   To me the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants rank ahead of the Washington Redskins as the Dallas Cowboys' most fierce rival these days. While the Cowboys have played the Eagles and Giants in playoffs games the last couple years, I don't recall the last t ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    December 14, 2009

    Where the Folk Do We Go From Here?

    ​Okay, so now what? Blame long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur? Said owner Jerry Jones after Sunday's loss to the Chargers, "I don't believe we've got a holder problem." Well mutha-effin'-duh! Now do you see what a folly it is for the Cowboys to be the first team in NFL history to blame a kicking ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    The Dumbest Video I've Ever Seen. Shame on you, Fox. Shame.

    Since I'm usually on 105.3 The Fan as part of the Dallas Cowboys pre-game show, I no longer get to partake in Fox NFL Sunday. My reaction: Praise Allah. Because after seeing this video and learning that this "The King and Us" series is now a weekly staple, I'm embarrassed for Curt, Terry ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys-Redskins Games

    Again, with feeling. Ol’ antagonist George Allen used to try to rile us up by declaring the days before a Cowboys-Redskins game “Dallas Week.” Back then it barely raised an eyebrow, much less the blood pressure, as Dallas routinely had loftier goals than simply dispatching of a finger-lick ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Important Dallas Cowboys

    Time to pull back the curtain on the most vital Cowboys. Get it? After a week in Oxnard – yes, I’m back here in our lovely triple-digit clime – I think I have a pretty good handle on the Cowboys’ flow chart. Somehow I missed you-know-who’s appearance, but I did manage to eyeball 1 ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Lost & Found: That Idiot Kicker

    Now the greatest kicker in all of Canada. We know kickers are a weird breed. Not in an immoral FLDS compound kinda way. But just a little off, ya know? Watch them in their natural habitat – isolated from real football – and you come away scratching your head as if it just dawned on you t ... More >>

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    August 28, 2007

    The Book on the NFC East

    With one flag football game left before the new National Football League season means something, it's a good time to pick up a book I'm having a hard time putting down: Mark Maske's brand-new tome War Without Death: A Year of Extreme Competition in Pro Football's NFC East. It's a look back at last s ... More >>

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    December 19, 2006

    You Know Who Likes Terrell Owens? Canadians. Dunno Why. Just Do.

    I do believe the NFL's due to announce its Pro Bowl roster shortly; Richie will chime in at the appropriate moment. Till then, here's this football related nugget from north of the border, where the cold air apparently does strange things to people. Dig this: Terrell Owens had the best-selling NFL j ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006

    Kicking and Screaming

    Cowboys' foot remains Achilles' heel

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    December 6, 2006

    News Hawk

    Turns out WFAA-Channel 8's Erin Hawksworth's reporting is also beautiful. On last night's 10 o'clock newscast, Erin provided the first interview with former Dallas Cowboys kicker Mike Vanderjagt since his unceremonious release last week. The bubbly, buxom reporter bumped into Vandershank while he wa ... More >>

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    December 4, 2006
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    December 4, 2006

    It Would Make a Good Screensaver Too

    You really should read The New York Times' account of yesterday's Cowboys win over the New York Giants, if only for the picture accompanying the recap. I've already sent it to Mike Vanderjagt. Maybe he wants to use it on his Web site or, at the very least, as his desktop wallpaper. --Robert Wilonsky

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    November 28, 2006

    Kicked to the Curb

    Somebody was trying to sell this Mike Vanderjagt-signed helmet on eBay. We're pretty sure they had to pay the winner to take it off their hands. Mike Vanderjagt just kept on being right. Which, ultimately, was wrong. In a move that displays how serious the Cowboys are about winning a Super Bowl th ... More >>

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    November 24, 2006

    Black Good Friday

    Every guy in this city officially has a man-crush on Tony Romo. Hey, what's Jessica Simpson got Richie Whitt doesn't? I went to Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' mauling of the Bucs, and this season has suddenly transformed from sad to surreal. Yep, all because of an undrafted free agent out of tiny E ... More >>

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    November 23, 2006

    America's Extreme

    Cowboys tiptoeing line between super and stupor

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    November 21, 2006


    One of these people is Anna Kournikova. The other's a guy who claims this is "work." Sorry I'm late getting to Tony Romo's weekly coronation. Yesterday I was still basking in a hangover from my date with Anna Kournikova. More on that next week. For now, back to our crush on the latest, greatest (?) ... More >>

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    November 21, 2006

    Cowboys Win Again

    This morning, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told KTCK-AM (1310) morning-show hosts Craig Miller and George Dunham that there are only so many things he can do with failed place kicker Mike Vanderjagt. "I don't think it impacts him to stare at him real hard, do you? That hasn't ... More >>

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    October 30, 2006

    Pity Parcells

    Bill Parcells may be an asshole, but he's a complicated, self-torturing and very likely depressed asshole. Which has to count for something. Countless times--well, just three, actually--Richie Whitt's called Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells an "asshole" on Unfair Park. Got no problem with that. Fro ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    Tony Oh-No

    The Cowboys' quarterback swap signals the beginning of the end

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    September 21, 2006
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    September 18, 2006

    Somber Success

    Bill Parcells always has that end-of-the-world demeanor. The missus says he "looks like the world's most depressed man" and suggested myriad medications. "I'm feeling sick right now, literally," Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said after last night's nationally televised game against the Washingt ... More >>

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    September 14, 2006

    Duane's Debacle

    Cowboys' quarterback quandary is Parcells' latest, greatest blunder

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    September 11, 2006

    Chicken Little Suits Up

    The Cowboys lost for a bunch of reasons Sunday. Chief among 'em? This guy. So much for 16-0. Your Dallas Cowboys have been playing football since 1960. After Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars , poof, another chance at an undefeated season wasted. Here in Dallas, of course, the local NF ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    Our Idiot Kicker

    So far, the Cowboys' other new star has also sucked

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    September 6, 2006
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    August 17, 2006

    Canton Cowboy

    Despite a run-of-the-mill reputation, Drew Bledsoe owns a Hall of Fame résumé

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    August 10, 2006

    Ready to Blow

    With Terrell Owens, which comes first--the Super Bowl ring or the explosion?

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    August 3, 2006

    Body Shots

    Cowboy's body and story are full of holes

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    August 1, 2006
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    July 31, 2006

    Texas Fold 'Em?

    Straining camp: As goes Drew Bledsoe, so goes Dallas. Unless you think Tony Romo's the QB of the future. Heh. Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells' training camp T-shirt reads "Who's All In?", a poker reference to risking it all in a do-or-die hand. Terrell Owens is here in Oxnard, California, a gambl ... More >>

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    March 29, 2006

    Small Steps

    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 >>

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    March 27, 2006

    Stars Gazing

    The Cowboys signed Terrell Owens and Mike Vanderjagt last week. The Mavericks have flirted with having the NBA's best record all season. The Rangers open their season a week from today. And the, didn't hockey die? While you were busy not caring even a little bit, the NHL skipped a year be ... More >>