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    September 10, 2013

    George Strait's Farewell Tour Will End in Dallas, Probably on June 7

    George Strait, he of the black cowboy hat and the 70 million album sales, is going on a Jay-Z style farewell tour of the country (meaning it's not goodbye by any standard definition). Yesterday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, he announced several things, including that this tour will finish right here ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Craig James Reveals Tax Records, Proves That Even In Bad Years He's Way Overpaid

    Quick test: When you think Craig James, what comes to mind? A. SMU and New England Patriots football player and long-time sports announcer. B. Texan, father, husband. C. Who the hell is Craig James? D. Senate candidate and taxpayer. You're right! And today, James took his "plethora of experience" ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Fine, You Wanna "Trade Tony Romo"! Um, For Whom, Exactly?

    ​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 >>

  • 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.

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    April 20, 2011

    Cowboys' 2011 Schedule: 5 National TV Appearances; 10 Wins?

    ​It's like knowing what you're getting for Christmas. Being able to shake the gift-wrapped present for confirmation. But then having to wait for what feels like forever to actually open it. It's the NFL schedule, this year the ultimate tease. With the lockout mired in mediation and the NFL Dra ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    March Madness, NFL Style: DeMarcus Ware a Madden Cover Boy?

    ​While in the midst of a lockout, the NFL owners and players these days can't even agree on what they disagree on. What to do for a football junkie? I know, let's have a March Madness-style tournament, the winner of which gets as his prize: The cover of the Madden 2012 video game. Wait, what? ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Cowboys Poised to Land a Coach with Six Super Bowl Rings

    ​On December 16, 1989 the Dallas Cowboys were -- according to their head coach, Jimmy Johnson -- a laughably weak team. After watching his offensive line and running backs fail to score four times from the 1-yard line late in an ugly 15-0 loss to the New York Giants in The Meadowlands, J ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 24, 2011

    Steelers 24, Jets 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Some of us said all week that with the way the Jets celebrated wildly in New England, it was if they'd already won their Super Bowl. Proved astute right out of the gate as the Steelers set the tone with a 15-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to open the game. The Jets weren't emoti ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're a TCU fan, it goes down like this: Alabama beats Auburn today at 1:30 on CBS. Arizona beats Oregon tonight at 6 on ESPN. And Nevada beats Boise State tonight at 9:15 on ESPN. Oh yeah, an ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    News & Notes: More Tax Hike Talk, More DPD Officers Put on Leave, D's Logo And ... Sports!

    Some killer filler this early a.m. before the showdown at City Hall:​Speaking of: Ann Margolin has posted to her website "10 Reasons Why a Tax Increase is a Terrible Idea." (And by "terrible," I assume she means terrrrrrible. Anyway.) Margolin, of course, is among the handful of council members jo ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Ballers and Shotcallers: Zo & Magic's 8-Ball Challenge

    Mattie StaffordAlonzo Mourning lines up a shot. For a whole slideshow from this event, click here.​Zo & Magic's 8-Ball ChallengeCentennial Building in Fair ParkThe red carpet walks kicked off at 7.30 p.m., with Mourning's appearance leading the way. Early attendees were held in a "reception ar ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Final NFL Quarterback Rankings

    According to the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner are the two best NFL quarterbacks of 2008. According to me, nonsense. Warner has the best receivers in the league and throws in the worst division in football. Manning was steady, but hardly spectacular. My rankings, which take into acco ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

    Tony Romo, all is forgiven. At least for a week. After one of the most Gawd-awful performances of his career - or, let's face it, any career - in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys' quarterback went out Sunday night and padded his legacy with a game straight from Hollywood. Aching back and nagging teammat ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

       Homer this.   Despite missing three games with a broken pinkie, Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo leads all NFL quarterbacks in:   *QB Rating (103.2)   *Average yards per pass attempt (8.5)   *TD-Interception ratio ( 13)   If you wat ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 11, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    Okay Mr. $67 Million, let's see you build some Romomentum. To me, Sunday’s game at Washington is make-or-break for the Cowboys. It’s playoffs or implosion. They need Tony Romo to be at his substance-over-style best. People out at Valley Ranch are telling me that his little funk is over. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 28, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    Hey, at least he's better than Brooks Bollinger. Or is he? Now that you’re with me on Brad Johnson -- you are with me, right? – would you rather see Brooks Bollinger try to guide the Cowboys to a win, or at least a touchdown, Sunday in New York while trying to climb out of my rankings’ cel ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

    Toldja. Pacman is in rehab. Wade Phillips isn’t in limbo. The Cowboys are in trouble. Most importantly, Tony Romo’s pinkie is still in a cast. I’ve already sliced and diced Brad Johnson and the loss to the Rams. Let’s make this short and sweet: Romo plays Sunday or else Dallas h ... 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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    September 30, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    His arrow is suddenly pointing down. Don’t look now, but just guess who has the best passer rating in the NFL? Not Brady nor Manning nor Romo nor … Would you believe this guy? Believe it. Six touchdowns will do that for you. As for the rest of the NFL’s quarterbacks, Green Bay’s ... 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 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 >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Oh, no. It’s Romo!

    Did the Cowboys just lose the Super Bowl? Did Tony Romo just lose his mojo? Did I just answer a question with a question? Just got my Sports Illustrated and guess who’s on the cover, defiantly laughing at the mag’s notorious jinx? That’s right, Tony Friggin’ Romo. Of course, it ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Cowboys Must Protect 'Marion the Barbarian'

    The team invested in its ruffian running back and must now find a way to protect him

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    December 31, 2007
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    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

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    December 14, 2007
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    November 12, 2007

    How the East Was Won

    OK, color me convinced. And consider the NFC East captured. Barring a complete implosion, possible only should Tony Romo get injured, the Dallas Cowboys won their first division championship since 1998 yesterday in New Jersey. After dominating the New York Giants 31-20, the Cowboys have a three-game ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007
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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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    October 12, 2007
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    October 11, 2007

    The North and the South

    The Pokes keep vying for the big Bowl

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    September 24, 2007
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    September 14, 2007
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    April 11, 2007

    The Road to the, um, Super Bowl?

    Remember when you could count on lazy Sunday afternoons watching the Dallas Cowboys from Labor Day until, oh, New Year's? Gone. With the release of the NFL schedule today, the Cowboys will play a franchise-record seven games on national TV, but only nine of their 16 games take place on Sunday aftern ... 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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    November 15, 2006

    Does Every Former NFL Player Wind Up in Real Estate?

    David Richards went from HP to SMU to the NFL...to real estate. Well, of course. On Halloween, as you no doubt recall, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., announced it was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The deal isn't expected to ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    We're No. 3! We're No. 3!

    Really, how can a team that employed Chan Gailey be worth more than a billion dollars? Does not seem right. Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989; today, his team's worth $1.2 billion, despite the fact Chan Gailey, Dave Campo and Barry Switzer have been head coaches here dur ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Canton Cowboy

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

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    November 27, 2003

    Jive Turkey

    Plus: Myths Disproven

  • Culture

    November 26, 1998

    A fan's sour notes

    Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?

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