Offseason Training Camps

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    November 7, 2013

    The Omni's Godzilla-Sized Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl Promo Is Now Haunting the NFL

    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 >>

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    August 18, 2011

    What Exactly Do the Cowboys Have in Running Back Felix Jones?

    ​Is Felix Jones the man? Or just the man until DeMarco Murray becomes the man? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week on his weekly radio show that he considers the fourth-year running back one of the keys to Dallas' season. "I expect Felix to have a really good season," Jones said. "A ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    The Top 5 Storylines from 2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    ​The Cowboys had exactly 10 practices in pads in San Antonio. In this weird, truncated preseason of NFL football, that makes a training camp. After a walkthrough this morning at The Alamodome, Dallas headed north and will tomorrow night begin its four-game exhibition season against the Bron ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Tony Romo Talks Expectations, Bathroom Breaks and the Eagles (?)

    ​Yes, in fact, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo did drop the P-word Tuesday during an exclusive interview on 105.3 The Fan. But not to worry, it was the one that rhymed not with wussy, but rather kiss. During training camp Romo was refreshingly a non-story. Collar bone healed, his throwing ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Another Heat-Related Fatality. Another Preventable Death?

    R.I.P., Korey Stringer​It was 10 years ago that Minnesota Vikings' offensive lineman Korey Stringer dropped dead on the team's training camp field, a victim of a heat stroke. I covered the Vikings' first game in the wake of their teammate's death, a pre-season game played right here in ... More >>

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    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

    June 7, 2011

    Cowboys Bring Back Jody Dean, Ponder Game-Day Presentation Tweaks for 2011

    ​The Cowboys are on the verge of making the final decision to relocate their 2011 training camp from San Antonio to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington because of the ongoing NFL lockout. But one change that apparently won't be made this season is the voice of Cowboys Stadium. That sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Cowboys Organize a Workout, and Guess Who Ain't There?

    ​Usually about this time of the year, the Cowboys will bring in their new draft class and rookie free agents for a minicamp at Valley Ranch. Workouts for veterans at Valley Ranch would have started back in mid-March.Instead -- in a spring stagnated by the NFL lockout -- the Cowboys yester ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    While Rangers' Bullpen Continues Implosion, Neftali Feliz Says He'll Never Start

    ​Neftali Feliz will pitch Wednesday night in Frisco. But if it's up to him, he'll never pitch in the Rangers' starting rotation. While Texas continues to blow games -- yesterday it was Darren Oliver allowing Hideki Matsui's 10th-inning homer in a 5-4 loss -- and erase the warm-n-fuzzies from ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Someone Explain to Me What I'm Missing in Mark Lowe

    ​I know, technically, he's all the Texas Rangers have to show for the Cliff Lee trade -- assuming the $2 million in cash has long since been spent -- but what the what am I supposed to be seeing in reliever Mark Lowe? Because I think know I see a guy who gets behind the count, throws 97 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    My Top 5 Worries About the Texas Rangers at Spring Training

    ​I know that stats are usually meaningless during baseball's spring training. But trends and feels aren't. The San Francisco Giants won the Cactus League in 2010 with an 23-12 record, but their opponent in the World Series - your Texas Rangers - went a last-place 10-19. Pitchers are usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Apparently Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones misunderstood. The NFL lockout hasn't yet commenced. While the Washington Redskins signed O.J.Atogwe and Bob Sanders lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Dear Dez: No, It's Not the Media's Fault. It's Your Fault.

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Namesake of The Newberg Report Says Despite Payments From Rangers, He's "Independent"

    ​Six years ago I wrote a cover story about Jamey Newberg, a Dallas attorney better known for being the namesake and main contributor to The Newberg Report, which covers the Texas Rangers "from top to bottom." Then and now, the Web site and the books Newberg publishes each season are well-regarded ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *While Donovan McNabb is dangled by the Philadelphia Eagles and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers conveniently avoids talking to the police about possible rape charges, isn't it nice th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Wowboys 38, Seahags 17: My Top 10 Observations.

    AP​10. Ten. That's how many Cowboys caught passes Sunday. Of the players eligible to be a receiver, only Tashard Choice got shut out. 9. Halloween hangover. The end of Daylight Savings Time. Whatever. Something weird was going on at Cowboys Stadium, for I coulda swore I saw Bobby Carpenter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys' Training Camp: Success Over Circus

    ​No Terrell Owens. No Pacman Jones. No Michael Vick or Brett Favre or Michael Crabtree. No drama. To which I say ... Yes! Last summer the Dallas Cowboys broke camp fat 'n happy and consumed with personal agendas. After a successful training camp at San Antonio's Alamodome in which the fo ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Your Newest Dallas Cowboy: Michael Irvin II

    Jesse Holley: Legitimate longshot or laughingstock?I guess there was some drama involved, but don't tell me you're totally surprised that the winner of Spike TV and Michael Irvin's 4th and Long is - ta-da! - a Michael Irvin clone. Jesse Holley has the size (6-foot-3), speed (4.5) and smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    At What Point Do We Question How the Texas Rangers Handle Their Pitchers?

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Your Texas Rangers have pitching problems. If you're scoring at home, that's two similar season-ending surgeries in one week. After top prospect and rotation candidate Eric Hurley underwent rotator cuff surgery last week, semi-reliable set-up man Joaquin B ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    August 23, 2007

    Alternate Route

    Don't look now, but T.O. actually seems OK

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Mood Swings

    The Rangers' hitting coach is remarkable, resilient and really good at his job

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    March 29, 2007

    Batters Down

    Tykes get their snooze on in the ballpark

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    March 1, 2007

    Shine Bright

    The Diamonds are looking for some new stars

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    German Engineering

    Dirk Nowitzki, like the rest of us, can't believe basketball season's already here. He just wishes he were in Germany, not Denton. Let's hope Dirk Nowitzki's first official act as a member of the 2006-'07 Dallas Mavericks isn't an omen. During Monday's media day at the American Airlines Center, the ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    September 28, 2006

    Fourth and Inches

    Madden NFL 07: New and slightly improved!

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    September 7, 2006

    Our Idiot Kicker

    So far, the Cowboys' other new star has also sucked

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    August 17, 2006

    Canton Cowboy

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

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Romo, Built in a Day

    If this guy is the quarterback of the future, Quincy Carter just got a free pass to the Hall of Fame. Tug the reigns on the Tony Romo bandwagon. That means you, overzealous and obnoxious Dallas Cowboys fan. And you guys, Romo's agent and Tony's third cousin, chill. And especially you, Mr. Nonsensica ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006
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    July 31, 2006

    Texas Fold 'Em?

    Straining camp: As goes Drew Bledsoe, so goes Dallas. Unless you think Tony Romo's the QB of the future. Heh. Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells' training camp T-shirt reads "Who's All In?", a poker reference to risking it all in a do-or-die hand. Terrell Owens is here in Oxnard, California, a gambl ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Reversing His Field

    Dallas Cowboys training camp hasn't officially begun, and starting free safety Keith Davis is already drawing flags. But these aren't yellow for leaping offside but red for lying. The skepticism you had at initially hearing Davis' tale of being shot on Interstate 635 in the early morning of July 16 ... More >>

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    May 30, 2006

    The Eagle Has Landed

    Roger Staubach thinks Matt Nordgren--the Bishop Lynch stud who went to the University of Texas and found himself killin' time behind Chris Simms and Vince Young--still has a shot at being an NFL quarterback. (Nordgren's now with the Philadelphia Eagles, who start rookie mini-camps this week.) Stauba ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006
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    March 17, 2005

    Hart Attack

    Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Old News

    The second verse sounds the same as the first for Parcells' Cowboys

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    March 18, 2004

    Rained Out

    No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Locker-Room Conversation

    Mike Young and Hank Blalock

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

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    August 7, 2003

    Face Off

    Big D and Cowtown take the court

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Scrambling for cover

    Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    The product

    Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it

  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

    Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing

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    July 23, 1998

    Lord, help him

    In Chan Gailey, Jerry Jones has God, the shotgun, and, maybe, a little Tom Landry

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