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NFC West

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Video of Cowboys' RB Joseph Randle Being Booked by Frisco PD Is, Like the Underwear He Stole, Priceless

    Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, he of the post-Seattle Seahawks victory underwear theft and subsequent underwear endorsement, had what can best be described as an amusing experience being booked by Frisco police. See also: Cowboy Joseph Randle Gets an Underwear Endorsement Deal for Stealing Und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Prince Fielder to Appear Nude in ESPN the Magazine, for Some Reason

    North Texas will be heavily represented in ESPN the Magazine's upcoming Body Issue, according to the Associated Press. In addition to some athletes you might expect -- the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka and the U.S. Women's National Team's Megan Rapinoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Jay Z and Beyoncé's "On the Run" Tour Coming to Dallas July 22

    Last December, the tours Carter and Knowles just missed intersecting each other in Dallas by a couple weeks. At the time, Jay Z played it low-key and Bey went big time. Then this happened. And now, at last, the worlds of "Magna Carter" and "Mrs. Carter" will collide in DFW for the newly announced "O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    The 11 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week: December 19 to 25

    Last week on Fox News, anchor Megyn Kelly took it upon herself to advise the children of America that Santa is in fact Caucasian. Tasteless? Yes. Unnecessary? Absolutely. Racist? Of course. But no one could've predicted how wrong she'd be proven when just a few days later, Santa would prove to be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Examining the NFL Playoffs Through Food

    It's that time of year again. Every January my food-perverse mind converts professional football teams into dishes as a way to explore great food from around the country. Last year we enjoyed a lively discussion as different teams jockeyed for a chance to play in the Superbowl, and I'm hoping this y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Flags, Sacks and Hats: How The Cowboys Conquered The Bucs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Six Thoughts from Last Night's Cowboys Game, Which We Watched for Some Reason

    Justin Bitner is a local freelance writer. He last wrote for the Observer about FC Dallas. Oh, and sandwiches. As expected, the starters were firmly entrenched on the sidelines last night, having no intention of taking the field until postgame bro-hugs. The third and fourth deep, though, had to giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The NFL Conference Championship Food Menu

    Flickr​It's time Ater's. We've been watching the playoffs since the wild cards, and the championship games are this Sunday. We've been blogging about potential menus and discussing them in the comments, but now it's time to execute. If you want to put on an awesome spread to get you through th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Do You Remember Where You Were Thirty Years Ago Today? Gil Brandt Sure As Hell Does.

    ​There's a book on the subject: The Catch: One Play, Two Dynasties, and the Game That Changed the NFL. I refuse to read it. Or even link to it. Five years ago, Chris Berman recalled the moment for ESPN. Won't watch that either. Al Michaels narrated this piece about how it was one of the Top Sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Introducing the NFL Playoffs of Food

    I've been looking forward to this series of posts since mid-fall, when our new Sportatorium folks joined the City of Ate fray. You see, I can think of no more perfect marriage than sports and food. And I consummate this union every year with an annual football-themed degustation. Before you skewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Yeah, But What if Tramaine Brock Had Seen Miles Austin's Fumble?

    ​Tony Romo was gutsy last Sunday in San Francisco, but because the Cowboys lost he wasn't heroic. Jason Garrett should be fired for his insane 3rd-and-2 play call in the final minute that led to the loss to the 49ers. Dan Bailey might be a former NFL kicker. Jesse Holley is just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Tony Romo's Top 5 Performances

    ​Jerry Jones said he was "outstanding" despite last week's loss to the Jets. Sunday afternoon in San Francisco the owner almost shed a tear in talking about the quarterback's gutsy performance in a 27-24 overtime victory over the 49ers. It's already been a controversial, mesmerizing, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.16.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    The Road to 8-8: A Week-by-Week Look at the 2011 Cowboys

    Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft Needs: How About a Safe(ty) Pick

    ​Enough of this asinine stuff about "best player available." What if, somehow, at No. 9 in April's NFL Draft that player happens to be a tight end? A weakside linebacker? A punter? Or, God and Tim Cowlishaw forbid, a quarterback? Under that premise, the Cowboys - 6-10 and desperate for help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    No Saints Marching -- and Drinking -- In the Super Bowl. Too Bad.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Cowboys 14, Eagles 13: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​How about a nice round of applause for Sam Merten? Nice job, Sam. Splendid actually. Thank you. And with that ... we now return to your regularly scheduled Sportatorium. 10. A year ago the Cowboys finished the regular season with a win over the Eagles. This year the Cowboys finished the regu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    At N. Central and Walnut Hill, Plans to Replace Moonscape with "First-Class Development"

    Patrick Michels​Perhaps you've heard: One week ago today, a real estate holdings company controlled by Stan Kroenke -- owner of the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche and husband of Wal-Mart heiress Ann Walton -- purchased the moonscape at Walnut Hill Lane and N. Central Express ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 1

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Should Deion Sanders Go Into the Hall of Fame as a Cowboy?

    ​Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Why, then, does it feel like it's a no-brainer that he goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy? He's - perhaps reluctantly - ours, right? Former Cowboys Bill ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010
  • Film

    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Carpenter for Barron: One Man's Trash is Another Man's ... Trash?

    To get Bobby Carpenter outta town, any old Alex would've done the trick.​The Dallas Cowboys finally admitted Monday what we've all known for years: Bobby Carpenter is a blonde bust. Drafted 18th overall in 2006 before stars like Antonio Cromartie and Joseph Addai (thank you, Bill Parcells), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback rating. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings - if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.16.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! *Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Is Tony Romo Better Than Kurt Warner?

    Arizona Cardinals' geezer quarterback Kurt Warner won a playoff game last Saturday. He'll start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl. But he also wears gloves. On both hands. Even when he plays indoors. Oh yeah, he's also a religious nut who draws a really crappy God/Jesus/Homeless Guy. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in the History of Grand Ol' Texas Stadium

      Fittingly, the stadium with the hole in the roof - so God could watch his favorite football team, duh - was christened by a 10-day Billy Graham crusade. A month later - Oct. 24, 1971 - Texas Stadium opened for Cowboys' business. Come Saturday night, the ol' joint at Loop 12 and Highway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    Okay, I'm swamped up to here penning a cover story about a former Cowboy you haven't thought about in a long time, so let's make this snappy. Besides, isn't it best to eat your crow on the run? After praising Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo in a swath of I-told-you-so's last week, he went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Terrell Owens Not Good Enough to Duplicate Feat. No Way. No How.

       My son hates green beans.   Faced with a plate of them, he'll eat a couple, suck on a couple more, tear two or three apart and, ultimately, smash/push his veggies into a pile and pronounce: "Done!"   Unless, of course, I consult the Parenting 101 guide and resort to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    Donovan McNabb benched? Matt Cassel with back-to-back 400-yard games? Just when you think the quarterback world has gone crazier than George Clooney, Tony Romo finally returns to being, well, Tony Romo.   Moving around in the pocket to produce 341 yards and three touchdowns.   Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    Please, for the love of God, rescue us! You catch any of Steelers over Redskins last night? Weird. Could’ve sworn I saw Pittsburgh lose its starting quarterback to an injury, only to insert a backup who actually helped them win the game. I know. Crazy. By my count six backup quarterbac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 9

    What’s the only thing less reliable than my picks? Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. For a couple years now some smartass has been referring to Dallas’ unit as “Dumbsday.” Last week in coughing up 34 points to the Rams it was abysmal. And this week, despite Phillips taking over the defensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 5

    In the final analysis, no, actually, it wasn't that great. Interesting, but not great. HBO’s Hard Knocks is over. Which means the season is beginning. After a five-week series that showed that – surprise! – two of the Cowboys’ leaders are Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson, we no longer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Save The Date: February 3

    Because that’s when we’ll all be in Glendale, Arizona, watching the Cowboys win Super Bowl XLII. Right? While you’re booking your reservations, a little perspective on Dallas’ 4-0 start, punctuated by Sunday’s 35-7 dismantling of the St. Louis Rams. The Cowboys haven’t started a season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    The Cowboys' Money in the Tank

    Damn that Super Bowl scent is intoxicating. A 2-0 start, a void in the defensive line and, voila, the Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on a guy known to stockpile more munitions than David Koresh. Dallas’ signing of gun-toting, run-stuffing Tank Johnson is, of course, vintage Jerry Jones. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Irsay Can You See the Super Bowl in Indy and Not Arlington?

    Tomorrow, NFL team owners will award the 2011 Super Bowl, but to whom? The Dallas Cowboys? Maybe. Jerry Jones certainly thinks his 'Boys deserve it; he ain't spending a billion on 100,000 seats in Arlington for just to be closer to the Judge Roy Scream. The Arizona Cardinals? No way. Greedy bastards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    The Next Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys Will Be ...

    Mystery date: Will he be a stud or a dud? Planned on posting this at sunrise, but my Parcells Party ran later than expected. And by "later than expected", I mean 3 tuna sandwiches, two bottles of bubbly and 2:37 a.m. Before moving on to coaching candidates, though, it dawned on me (granted it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Peeling Back the Layers

    So, we've received, like, a dozen e-mails at Unfair Park informing us it's time to "get over" the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Seattle Seahawks Saturday night. They wonder why we can't just move on and write about how the Dallas Mavericks are the most awesomest team since the Chicago Bulls went 82-0 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Your Cowboys are Giants

    It is official: Your Dallas Cowboys are once more America's Team. And Jerry Jones has the TV ratings to prove it. If the Cowboys are on TV, millions are watching. No one else even comes close. And they haven't in a decade. Seriously, when you consider the fact there are about 200 more channels avail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Brew With a View

    Keep your eyes on your own show

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