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    October 29, 2013

    Park Place Motorcars Says Preston Hollow Man, Business Partners Stole Dozens of Luxury Cars

    The IRS still hasn't said why federal agents raided the Preston Hollow home of Straight Lane Automotive Group founder Jeremy Wiggains in August, ultimately leaving the $3.3-million McMansion toting several boxes of documents. Pretty much all that could be gleaned at the time came from the bankruptcy ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Falcons 19, Cowboys 13: Dallas Invents New Way to Lose, Should Definitely File for Patent

    It was the result everyone was expecting: Cowboys go on the road against an undefeated, incredibly disciplined team and get beat, exchanging a shovel for a backhoe as they try to quickly dig the grave for the 2012 season. For a while, though, it seemed as if the Gauchos might actually have a shot ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    There is Good News Football Fans: Jason Witten Will Retire as a Cowboy

    ​One day Jason Witten will go into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor. And likely the Pro Football Hall of Fame.But all we needed from him Sunday night in New York was a decent stiff-arm.Without one as a touchdown-generating exclamation point, the Cowboys collapsed in a kick-to-the-crotch, 27-24 loss ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Rob Ryan Sure Can Talk, But Can He Coach?

    The stats say no. Here's hoping the stats lie.

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    September 8, 2011

    If You're a Cowboy$ Fan, on 9/11 Prepare to Cry. And Cringe.

    ​Sunday night at MetLife Stadium the New York Jets will hand out American flags to every fan, and an ass-whipping to America's Team. Remember the part about not betting with your heart, but your head? This is a primo example. I want the Cowboys to win their NFL regular-season open ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.5.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free an ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 6: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Per the new collective bargaining agreement, the Cowboys are tweaking their San Antonio schedule. Today's padded practice ends at 4:15 p.m. instead of 5:30. Off day is moved from Wednesday to tomorrow. Plan accordingly. 9. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan keeps calling cornerba ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Players 2, Owners 0: But the NFL Still Isn't Back to Normal Business Hours

    ​Was talking to Cowboys' long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur yesterday when the news broke: "Judge Susan Nelson rules for players. Lockout to be lifted."Him: "What does that mean? We're back to work tomorrow?"Me: "Um, I'm not sure." At the time -- as usual -- I felt like an uninformed dork, clueless t ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Cowboys Beat Skins 33-30, But Near Loss Lowers Jason Garrett's Stock

    ​(With Richie Whitt on vacation for the next two weeks, Dallas Observer staff writer Sam Merten has graciously agreed to pitch in. Commenters, on your mark...) Long before the Cowboys' playoff chances were officially toast, this season felt doomed from the beginning. The devastating 13-7 loss to ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Cowboys 38, Colts 35: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Been saying Marion Barber's done for a while. If he gets another carry over Tashard Choice this season it will be criminal. I know the Colts' run defense is putrid, but you can't deny that Choice is a much better running back than Barber at this point. Maybe even better than Felix Jones. ... More >>

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    November 21, 2010

    Cowboys 35, Lions 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Two-game winning streak be damned, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't getting too caught up in his team's re-booting: "I want to say it again: No fan should think I'm happy with the way things are," Jones said after his team's win Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. "I'm happy having these two ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Jaguars 35, Cowboys 17: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Dez Bryant's Injury Makes Karma Happy and Jerry Jones Mad

    ​Was it, as Roy Williams denies, karma? Or was it, as Jerry Jones suggests, Wade Phillips' fault? Either way, the ankle injury suffered here in San Antonio Friday afternoon by rookie receiver Dez Bryant has yanked the momentum of Dallas Cowboys' training camp to a screeching halt. S ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    And the Dallas Cowboys' Most Over-Achieving Player of 2009 is ...

    ​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 >>

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    January 21, 2010

    2009 Cowboys in Review: My 10 Fave Plays

    ​I'm generally considered a pissy guy with a half-glass-empty view of the world around attacking me. But there are times when I can be joyfully hopeful. The Cowboys' season ended with a resounding 34-3 thud, but there were plenty of warm-n-fuzzy moments to keep us both satisfied about '09 and ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 6, 2009

    Giants 31, Decemberboys 24: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. This, my friends, is exactly why I wouldn't have Wade Phillips back as my head coach next season or any season. Simply put, he's just too soft. Nick Folk misses a field goal in three straight games and Wade just shrugs and says "I ain't worried." Says he won't even begin to consider Davi ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

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    September 13, 2009

    Wowboys 34, Yuckaneers 21: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I admit, I had doubts when the Cowboys drafted a kicker in the 5th round back in April. But after one game and three touchbacks by kickoff specialist David Buehler, it looks genius. 9. Dear Raheem Morris: You are not a player. Please stay off the field. 8. Combining Thanksgiving '06 an ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 8, 2009

    Do Two Rights Make a Wrong? (Cornerback, That Is)

    Wonder if Orlando will be as cool as Craig? ​Back in 1971 a genius named Tom Landry decided it was a swell idea to alternate quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Craig Morton - on every friggin' play. But after his Dallas Cowboys bumbled along at 4-3, the coach decided on Staubach full-time ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 21, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.21.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Found this Josh Hamilton interview from Rangers' spring training. March 18, 2009 to be exact. In other words, about two months - give or take - after his full-throttle, alcohol-laden nig ... More >>

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    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 6, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 9

    ​10. Tony Romo spent about 10 minutes after practice chatting with long-time San Antonio Spurs' pest Bruce Bowen. Let's hope the topic was winning, not defense. 9. For the first time in training camp the Cowboys brought in referees. Today's lone practice focused on goal-line situations. 8. Am ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 7

      Well, you are ready for some aren't you?​10. Cult hero/roster longshot Jesse Holley had his highlight of camp, catching a slant in front of Orlando Scandrick during team drills. There. You happy? 9. Weird - unusually intense - afternoon practice here at The Alamodome. When' ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 6

    Scouting assistant Rich Behm and his view of training camp.​10. Sounds to me like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is leaning against rebuilding the indoor practice facility that collapsed May 2, leaving special teams coach Joe DeCamillis with a broken back, scouting assistant Rich Behm par ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Cowboys' Camp Questions?

    Home Sweet Dome.​A year ago at this time I was pegging the Dallas Cowboys for the "Super Bowl." Last time we saw them however - 44-6 losers in Philly on Dec. 28 - it was "or bust." Coming off 2008's 9-7 disaster, the Cowboys have shedded from their roster the leading receiver (Ter ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 5, 2009

    As the Cowboys' Dust Settles ...

    We can cross our fingers real hard and go for the trifecta, but I don't see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones firing Wade Phillips today. Let's don't get greedy. But let's also be realistic. Gone from the roster that lost 44-6 in Philadelphia on Dec. 28 and went 9-7 last year are: Terrell Owens, Anthony Hen ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Cowboys Upgrade Two Positions. Barely.

    I know, whadd'ya say we raid the roster of the only winless roster in NFL history?! Eurrrrrreeeeeka! It only (let's hope) seems like the Cowboys have targeted the 0-16 Detroit Lions as the supply ship for reinforcements. After nabbing Roy (Receiver) Williams during the season, Dallas acquired backup ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Nice Choice

    Silly us, we thought the season-long comparison would be between Felix Jones and Rashard Mendenhall. But, in retrospect, the Cowboys' best pick was Tashard Choice. With Jones (and Mendenhall) long ago sidelined with season-ending injuries, the fourth-round rookie from Georgia Tech has ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    October 26, 2008

    Plowboys 13, Yuckaneers 9

    Eventually, the boos turned to cheers. Those of you expecting a “Top 10 Ugliest Wins in Cowboys’ History”, sorry to disappoint. But I like your thinking. Marion Barber ran hard. The defense – led by Zach Thomas and Bradie James – played inspired. The offensive line was improved. Ni ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Redskins 26, Cowboys 24: From the Couch

    Lotta this going on yesterday. And today. Likely the rest of the week. Everee-Day is like Sunn-daay! Random, irrational thoughts from my 8 hours of Sabbath on the couch. With a lap full of pizza. And a belly full of … Diet Dr Pepper? 10 a.m. – Saturday's leftover: ’Splain this to ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Chin Music

    Tony Romo's maturation trumps bruises and bumps during dazzling debut

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    August 21, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 3

    I give it a B- so far. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 3. Or did I miss something? 5. Jerry Jones and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King talking – I think – while munching popcorn. Free Sportatorium T-shirt to anyone who provides me an accurate transcript of th ... More >>

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