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NFC North

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    November 21, 2014

    The 2014 Dallas Cowboys at the Top of the Stretch: Getting In

    We did it you guys. The longest wait of every fall, the two weeks surrounding the Cowboys bye, are nearly over. The team sits at 7-3 having weathered, for now at least, a Tony Romo injury crisis, a defense that still isn't very good and Jerry Jones getting busted for doing some very Jerry Jones thin ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Al's Beef, a Respected Chicago-Style Dog, Is Coming to Dallas. How Well Will It Travel?

    Earlier this week, news that Chicago-based Al's Beef would set up multiple locations in the Dallas area bubbled up like oil droplets in a pan of simmering jus. Much like Five Guys hired former Redskins player Mark Moseley to head up the burger chain's expansions, Al's Beef turned to Chicago Bears le ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Among Very Few Other Things, Cowboys Actually Good at Not Getting Arrested

    Since 2000, Dallas Cowboys players have been arrested only 14 times, well below league average, according to a report compiled by The New York Times' The Upshot blog from USA Today data. NFL players have had 713 reported legal run-ins since USA Today started the database in January 2000. (It's ma ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    The Cowboys Collapse Against Green Bay: The Top 15 Tweets

    Dallas Cowboys fans should know better by now. Whatever cheerful confidence is inspired by an impressive quarter or two of play is destined to be crushed, swiftly and without mercy. So, the team's late-game collapse Sunday afternoon to an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers squad was less shocking ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Here Are the Best Team-Specific Bars in Dallas to Watch Football

    The NFL season officially kicks off tonight and because football is like a bowl of queso, it brings together huddled masses, we've pulled together a list of restaurants and bars around the Dallas area where fans of all shapes, sizes and colors conglomerate (or coagulate if you like the queso analogy ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The NFL's Game Changer

    Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports.

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    October 2, 2012

    Bears 34, Cowboys 18: That's Just Romo Being Romo, and Dez Being Dez, and ...

    It seems to have become a routine occurrence for the Cowboys in the Garrett Era: win one game, lose the next. One step forward, two drunken stumbles into the hot tub. Don't heap too much praise on any one player, lest you're prepared to be let down the following week. This time, it was the Bears wh ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    According to Feds' Complaint, Sam Hurd's Drug Bust in Chicago Started With Deal in Dallas

    ​No doubt you've heard by now that former Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd's in federal custody, having been popped by authorities in Chicago last night for trying to buy "five to 10 kilograms of cocaine, at $25,000 per kilogram, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana, at $450 per pound, per week for distribution in ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    In Defense of... Wale's "Focused (feat. Kid Cudi)"

    I'll level with y'all: The only things I've heard from Washington D.C. rapper Wale are his Seinfeld-themed mixtapes, 2008's The Mixtape About Nothing and last year's More About Nothing. The rest of his non-sitcom library has just flown past me, I guess -- even his debut album, Attention Deficit. Th ... More >>

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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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    February 22, 2011

    The Dumbest Column in the History of Tim Cowlishaw

    Cowlishaw, surely you jest?​Love me some Tim Cowlishaw of Dallas' Only Daily. Known him and respected him for years, going back to our days as competitive beat writers fighting for morsels about the Dallas Cowboys in the mid-1990s. I annually rank him among the metroplex's 50 Most Powe ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 7, 2011

    Packers 31, Steelers 25: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Can't believe I just watched Troy Polamalu play like Alan Ball. And James Harrison like Anthony Spencer. I know Harrison had a sack, but for the most part those playmakers were non-factors. 9. Biggest play of the game was Rashard Mendenhall's fumble at Green Bay's 36 on the first pl ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    How Much Do Packers Like Highland Park?

    ​The Green Bay Packers were supposed to practice at SMU. Yeah, not so much. Instead, they wound up using the Highland Park Scots' relatively new indoor practice facility, which, from the looks of this glowing press pack, is worth every penny of the $4.5 million spent. From The Packers' Official Te ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Alert Mayor Tom Leppert That the Super Bowl Hustle, Bustle Has Begun in Downtown!

    Photos by Andrea GrimesPackers fans carved out some temporary Super Bowl graffiti on a Dallas Police car outside the City Tavern.​Crawled back out of downtown a few minutes ago just as a "Let's! Go! Packers!" chant got started on Main Street. We started with a couple beers at City Tavern -- where ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Eat, Drink and Don't Start Any Fistfights at These Fan Parties

    He's more excited about the grilled "Cheese Head" sandwich than the actual game.​Visitors here for the Super Bowl are probably feeling right at home this week because of the weather, but you'll feel even more welcomed this weekend when every bar and restaurant in North Texas will cater to Stee ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Day: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Brooklyn Decker? Meh.​10. Though the NFL did its best to pamper the thousands of journalists at Tuesday's Media Day, it was still an uncomfortable experience out at Cowboy Stadium. Waiting for hyper-thorough security checks of bags and body. The 100-yard walk from security (which was conduc ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Packers 21, Bears 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Awesome. In this microwaved society of information, I learned Bears' third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie -- thanks, Twitter -- was a former Forney Jackrabbit before Fox TV viewers. 9. Personally, I don't find Pam Oliver attractive. But when it's like 15 degrees outside and she's wearing ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Steelers vs. Packers: Which Championship Game Stings Worse?

    The Cowboys have a history with both Super Bowl teams, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Even after all these years some of the memories sting. But which one more than the other? Is it Jerry Kramer's block in The Ice Bowl? (Grab a hanky and go to the 8:45 mark.)

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    January 18, 2011

    Okay Cowboys Fans, Who Are We Rooting Against This Weekend?

    Please. No. Can't take it.​Some of us -- guilty -- figured that this weekend your Dallas Cowboys would be hosting the NFC Championship Game, just one step from staying in town and becoming the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Those plans, to say the leas ... 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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    November 18, 2010

    The Roy Williams Trade: Cowboys > Lions?

    ​On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, the Dallas Cowboys traded for receiver Roy Williams. In exchange, they sent to the Detroit Lions a first- third- and sixth-round draft pick in 2009. Matching him with Terrell Owens, the move was supposed to give the Cowboys yet another elite weapon en route ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    October 14, 2010

    Better Football? Dallas Cowboys vs. Dallas Desire

    ​Woe are the Dallas Cowboys. I still don't think their season is kaput, but it doesn't look good: *At 1-3, they're firmly in the NFC East cellar. *Sunday they play at the Minnesota Vikings, an equally desperate 1-3 team. *You'd think the Cowboys would have the motivation factor, what with B ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    You Are Now Free to Believe in Doug

    ​Watched some Packers-Bears on Monday Night Football last night and it hit me how good Cowboys' left tackle Doug Free has been this season. How's that you ask? Bears' defensive lineman Julius Peppers was all over the field in Chicago's 20-17 win. (By the way, when their opponents have the bal ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 19, 2010

    Bears 27, Cowboys 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. If I told you that Team A had edges over Team B in yards (410-308), plays (71-49) and time of possession (33:40-26:20) while holding its opponent to 1 of 11 on third downs and producing a special teams touchdown, you'd probably say that Team A had a 90-percent chance of wi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Cowboys vs. Bears is ... Affordable?

    ​If you want to go to Sunday's Dallas Cowboys'  home opener against the Chicago Bears, good news: Over at StubHub there are more than 2,000 tickets available. And, get this, they are cheaper than 2009. The current average ticket price is $209, actually down from last year's $222. Pa ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: New York Jets Over Dallas Cowboys

    Super Bowl XLV preview?​Good news: Your Dallas Cowboys will play in Super Bowl XLV right here in our back yard, Feb. 6, 2011 in Arlington. Bad news: They'll lose to the New York Jets and - giggle - quarterback Mark Sanchez. So sayeth The Sporting News in its 2010 Pro Football Yearbook, whic ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Tuesday's Unverified Fact About Green Bay

    ​The 'Boys travel to southern Canada on Sunday afternoon. To help us understand more about the town that Favre built, then abandoned...A doctor in Green Bay came up with the 'don't eat the yellow snow' warning following the famous Ice Bowl game, when many of Vince Lombardi's players became serious ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Monday's Unverified Fact About Green Bay

    ​The 'Boys travel to the frozen tundra on Sunday afternoon. To help us understand the land of unhappy cows a little better...Although Wisconsin is known for its cheeses, the Packers were actually named for the state's booming chocolate candy industry.**Source: A guy we know assures of of this beca ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    Not Tony Romo’s best day. But better than Brad Johnson. By a mile. Okay, I’ve got a long-distance, work-related field trip today so let’s get to it. Just for fun, let’s reveal ‘em in reverse order. Extrapolates the drama and all. Where you guys think Graham Harrell and Sam Brad ... 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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    October 14, 2008

    Cowboys Trade For the Other Roy Williams

    Another troubled player headed our way? Perfect. Going: Pacman Jones. Coming: Roy Williams. Not that one. The good one. The Cowboys have acquired the Detroit Lions' and former University of Texas receiver and Detroit's seventh-round draft choice in 2009, in exchange for their first, ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Troy over Tony: The Day a Dynasty was Born

    What if the Cowboys would have taken this guy over Troy Aikman. Cringe at the thought, I tell ya. Cringe. So there I was, a snotty-nosed lil’ 24-year-old. Couple years out of college, cutting my journalistic teeth at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. On this particular Sunday – Dec. 18, 1988 ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 4

    I know, right? I’m a roll. The Cowboys are 0-2; I’m 0-2 on the Cowboys. Silly me, I didn’t factor in Tony Romo’s mental meltdown that gave the Eagles 14 points in 14 seconds last Monday night. At the risk of going oh and three, I feel a Cowboys’ letdown this week. Lots of things go ... More >>

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    September 3, 2008

    NFL Preview: The Quarterbacks

    No. 1 in Jessica's heart. No. 3 on my list. Not playing fantasy football for the first time in 20 years this fall has its consequences: More free time. More disposable income. Less contact with the geekdom subculture. But it also has me woefully unprepared for the NFL season, which techn ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Entrepreneurialism 101: From Couch to the NFL

    Who knew there was a fast track from the Frisco RoughRiders to the Green Bay Packers? At 21 I had ambition. I had goals. I wanted to win the sports trivia contest at UTA’s Dry Gulch every Thursday night. I wanted to find the sonofabitch who stole two radar detectors out of my Fiero. And I ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Merry Christmas, Cowboys

    DallasCowboys.com From goat to hero -- it's a fine line. Ask Jason Witten. The Dallas Cowboys will have their annual team Christmas party tonight. Psst, I know what they’re getting: A gift-wrapped 28-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. If there was any doubt about this being a magical season of de ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    Texas Stadium's a "Mess." No, Really?

    Tony Walter, a columnist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, discovered during last Thursday's Cowboys-Packers game that Texas Stadium is a dump -- gee, ya think, Tony? Turns out, he had to wait in a long line -- "of at least 2,000 people (no exaggeration)" -- to get a cab after the game, which is what ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    Cowboys 34, Packers 24

    We all know how Tony Romo’s tried to downplay his adoration of Brett Favre. And how watching tonight’s clash between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers will be difficult today and expensive tomorrow. And how, considering NFL Network is available in only one-third of the country, the nation ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    Golden Boys

    Favre and Romo do battle

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    October 22, 2007

    We're Spending This Weekend Finishing Our Dallas Cowboys Halloween Costume

    Weird game yesterday: Dallas rolls into its bye week at 6-1 after yesterday’s 10-point victory over the Vikings that felt more than 30. Didn’t it? Tony Romo was 28 of 32 in the first half, yet somehow Dallas trailed by seven. The second half featured the Cowboys' first return of a blocked fiel ... More >>

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    February 5, 2007

    Train Rex

    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 >>

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    January 5, 2006
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