NFL Players Association

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys Could Benefit from Proposed Changes to NFL Drug Policy

    If an agreement between the NFL Players Association and the league can be reached before the league's first full slate of games on Sunday, the NFL's drug testing policy could be amended to lessen penalties for recreational drugs, as well as include blood-testing for Human Growth Hormone. And that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Ten Year's After Son's Suicide, a Father Takes His Anti-Steroid Crusade to Congress. Again.

    Taylor Hooton had just turned 17 when, in the summer of 2003, he hanged himself. It was a shock to everyone: his family, his friends, his teammates on the Plano West baseball team, where he expected to be a starting pitcher the next season. There was at least circumstantial evidence that the suicid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Needing OL Help, Cowboys Sniffing Around Former Local Star Brian Waters

    ​Increasingly concerned that veteran Montrae Holland won't be the answer at right guard in 2011, the Cowboys have begun re-working their offensive line as training camp ends here in San Antonio after this afternoon's final padded practice at The Alamodome. Yesterday the Cowboys switched vete ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    It's Off to Camp Chaos for the Cowboys

    With the NFL lockout finally over, the Cowboys embark on an unprecedented training camp and an unpredictable 2011 season.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Football. Finally.

    ​Day 132 of the NFL lockout is going to be the last. When the NFL Players Association's 11-man executive committee formally agrees to accept the owners' labor proposal this morning -- around 10 a.m. -- it will effectively end a boring, maddening off-season. As the league's approximate 1,900 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The Ultimate Tailgate Party: It May be the Closest Thing to Pro Football This Year

    ​Remember the last scene of Casablanca in which Rick and Renault come together in the end for the good of humanity then walk off into the fog contemplating "... the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Well, that's basically what's happening between the NFL owners and players this weekend at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    In Case You Forgot: DeMarcus Ware is One of the Good 'Boys

    ​As l've learned throughout seasons of covering him at Valley Ranch and last year hosting his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is a good great player but an even better dude. That fact was reiterated this week when Ware confirmed that he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    NFL Players Really Don't Find Jerry Jones All That Intimdating. Hilarious, Maybe.

    ​On the other side, for those who haven't read it, is the class action complaint filed on Friday by the National Football League players (among those named: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Payton Manning and homegrown Aggie Von Miller, who's yet to be drafted) presently locked out by the team owners in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Jerry Jones Puts On a Show During NFL Labor Negotiations, and Gets Panned

    ​You've waited for this moment all your life. Practiced. Rehearsed. Trained. Sacrificed. Compromised. Even went to college class, some of the time. But now, on the eve of a major company extending you a lucrative dream job, veteran workers at the company are suddenly urging you not to ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    D/FW Airport to Offer Visitors An Added Attraction This Weekend: Picket Lines

    ​This just in from the Transport Workers Union of America, whose members have been engaged in drawn-out and heretofore unsuccessful negotiations with management at American Airlines: Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, they'll be picketing and leafleting at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Specificall ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Ex-NFL Greats Say It's 1982 All Over Again While Pumping Billy Joe DuPree's New Book

    Sam MertenBilly Joe DuPree points to Emmitt Smith's quote on the cover of his new book. We knew it was time to bolt when we noticed DuPree's keys in his hand.​A small group of former NFL players scheduled a press conference this morning to question the NFL Players Association leadership and co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    News & Notes & Assorted Other Follow-Ups

    ​Allow me to clean out the been-meaning-to-get-to folder ...This morning I made mention of Jerry Jones walking out of the Marriott Marquis in New York City last night with two Sports Business Journal awards: Sports Exec of the Year and Sports Facility of the Year. Which is relevant to this chitcha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Hey Dez Bryant: Yo Momma Wears Army Boots!

    ​Mike Ditka says someone ought to "whack him in the head." National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says teams cannot have the free reign to bring personal insult during interviews. And, indeed, Miami Dolphins' general manager Jeff Ireland has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Okay, Football's Over. On to 2010 and What?

    ​Yeah, yeah. Who Dat and all that. Congratulations. Hug a troubled city. Now, let's move on. To 2010. Next season is now this season. When the NFL kicks off next season your Dallas Cowboys will be a favorite to play in Super Bowl XLV next Februrary in Arlington. According to one online g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Bob Hayes and the Hall of Fraud

    Somewhere between Milli Vanilli, Rosie Ruiz, Criss Angel and Dennis Green's "They are who we thought they were," something smells fraudy. Or, as the old Florida A&M college buddy and former business manager of newly minted Pro Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hayes says of Lucille Hester: "Sh ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    Cornerback Dwayne Goodrich: "The Cowboy Who Killed Those Kids"

    Former cornerback Dwayne Goodrich comes to grips with his hit-and-run of three Good Samaritans as he plans for life after prison

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    National Football League Veterans' Day in Court, or: Attaboy, Adderley!

    Started way back in February '07: Former Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Herb Adderley and Bernie Parrish, a former Cleveland Browns defensive back, decided to take on the National Football League Players Association, about damned time. Adderley and Brown, front men for thousands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Bob Hayes is Resting in Peace, If Only You Could Find Him

    Almost one month ago, there appeared in the Florida Times-Union a story I've yet to hear or see commented upon locally: Bob Hayes, holder of more than 20 Dallas Cowboys records (including 71 career TDs and 20 yards per reception), is buried in an unmarked grave in his hometown of Jacksonville, Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    Ex-Cowboys Great Will Have Nothing to Do With the NFL

    Herb Adderley's in the Hall of Fame. He's a Super Bowl champ several times over. And he wants nothing to do with the NFL, ever. Back in February, we mentioned how Herb Adderley -- Pro Football Hall of Famer as a Green Bay Packer and former cornerback for Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to '72 ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Amazing Disgrace

    Quincy Carter's fall from America's Team to Shreveport sideshow

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Former Cowboy Great Claims Union Sacking Old Pros' Licensing Fees

    Herb Adderley, a former Cowboys great, is suing the players' union for licensing fees. Herb Adderley's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Green Bay Packer; appropriate, as he was the Packers' first-round draft pick in 1961. But he ended his career as a Dallas Cowboy, playing cornerback for Tom La ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2004

    Goodbye, Godboy

    Carter's gone. Now what do we talk about?

  • Culture

    December 18, 1997

    The high cost of winning

    An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem