Sam Hurd was never destined for the Cowboys record books. An undrafted wide receiver out of Northern Illinois, he recorded a modest 45 catches and 630 yards and excelled on special teams during four seasons with the team before he was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2011. What Hurd will be better re ... More >>
Thanks in large part to a series of freak snow-and-ice storms leading up to the game, North Texas made a shambles of its first ever Super Bowl-hosting opportunity in February 2011. Canceled flights, snarled traffic, an overbooked stadium, sheets of ice falling from the roof of Cowboys Stadium -- it ... More >>
As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future -- and you’re picking up the tab.
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
A week after being thoroughly handled by the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys returned to Dallas to be thoroughly handled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately for Dallas, Tampa didn't have a running back near the caliber of Marshawn Lynch, and their punt coverage team couldn't resist going for Cow ... More >>
Seems like only three weeks ago Sam Hurd was just another former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys who was on his road to journeyman status, which, in his case, ran through Soldier Field. Then it was revealed: Even before his acquisition by the Chicago Bears, the San Antonio native fancied him ... More >>
Jonathan Bales is the founder of DallasCowboysTimes.com, a site dedicated to film study and statistical analysis of the Cowboys. As the seconds ticked away in the Cowboys' prime-time loss to the Giants on Sunday, Cowboys fans were left with that familiar taste in their mouths. (You know the one -- ... More >>
Davynin, Via.[Editor's note: For those who might have forgotten, Michael Corcoran is formerly of the Austin American-Statesman and Dallas Morning News, a one-time Observer contributor and one of my favorite writers in the history of ink. This morning, he dispatches this preview of Saturday night' ... More >>
In the wake of his infuriating, game-losing Texas two-stub Sunday night in New York, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is in the middle of a familiar tug-o'-war. In this corner: Supporters who claim he's an elite player who simply, spectacularly goofed up trying to aggressively make ... More >>
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13. Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
*This advice is contingent on you promising never to root for your Fantasy Team over your Favorite Team.
While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.
After an epic swing and miss at the NFL's No. 1 free agent, the Cowboys are off and crawling at training camp.
And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.
Garden & Gun magazine yesterday stirred up the soda world with news that Cheerwine can now be ordered online, a development that should excite the drink's many fans in Dallas. "Every single day we have someone asking about Cheerwine," says Scott Causey, who staffs The Soda Gallery in the Bis ... More >>
I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>
Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been making the rounds this week, sharing his winery's TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon with Dallas drinkers. Woodson's already appeared at Ocean Prime, Veritas and Kenichi. Celebrity wines aren't unusual: Martha Stewart, Lil Jon, Peggy Fleming ... More >>
Without these guys, the Super Bowl's fun-o-meter just dropped a few notches.The New Orleans Saints' elimination from Super Bowl contention this weekend devastated members of the Who Dat Nation -- and deeply disappointed the DFW restaurants looking forward to serving them. Robbie Connell, man ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>
Garrett Top. Unless of course, Jason Garrett pulls a Cliff Lee and spurns the metroplex. Make no mistake, the Dallas Cowboys' interim head coach is suddenly a hot commodity as other NFL teams' permanent head coach. In the wake of a 5-3 second half he has some real leverage now. How's th ... 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 >>
OK, lemme see if I understand what happened in Philadelphia over the last couple days. Mayor Michael Nutter declares a state of emergency Sunday at 2 p.m. and tells everyone to stay off the road. Philadelphia International Airport eventually reports 12.4 inches of snowfall. The NFL responds by mov ... More >>
How high did I rank this guy? You'll be surprised.OK, so yesterday I asked you to give me your thoughts on Brett Favre's legacy now that he appears to have played his last game. Unfortunately, only a few of you weighed in. In an attempt to spark some serious debate, here are my top 10 quarterback ... More >>
What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>
I've seen enough. You? If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced the hiring of Jason Garrett today as permanent head coach, I'd be fine with it. Elated, actually. It won't happen of course, in part because of the NFL's Rooney Rule that requires teams to interview at least one minority ca ... More >>
10. All you Tony Romo haters, how'd that feel? You wanted life without the so-called "celebrity golfer," you got it. By the way Jon Kitna, perfectly thrown passes tipped into interceptions suck huh? 9. David Garrard is a very mediocre quarterback. The Cowboys made him look like Johnny Unita ... More >>
Haven't thought about Dan Hampton in a while. Some of you may not have ever heard of him. Hampton, a defensive tackle, played at Arkansas and then was a member of the famed 1985 Chicago Bears and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's always had a big mouth, we just haven't heard i ... More >>
Draft schmaft. How about a mock schedule? The NFL will release its 2010 regular-season menu tonight at 6 on NFL Network. We know the Dallas Cowboys' opponents for next this season, we just don't when they'll play where. Without the aid of a hidden cell phone video, allow me to take a st ... More >>
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 >>
A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes