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  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    How do We Book a Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    In-N-Out Burger: Worth the Wait, But Not the Fuss

    First bite of the first fry by the first customer in Allen. Soon to be followed by two double-doubles.​Stay tuned to the Observer's food blog, City of Ate, for more from the In-n-Out opening.In-N-Out Burger is the best hamburger. Period. The end. When I'm in Oxnard, California for Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Barring a Lockout, Here's Who Your Dallas Cowboys Will Play in August

    ​If the Dallas Cowboys have a training camp this summer, they'll spend it in San Antonio's Alamodome. That's great news for critics who reasoned that last year's 1-7 start that got head coach Wade Phillips fired was a product of a marketing campaign of a preseason that saw them play five game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.27.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *By no means am I an alarmist, but we need to see something positive from the Cowboys' first-team offense Saturday night in Houston. One long drive that ends in a touchdown. That's all. Give me that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.20.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo gets hurt behind a patch-work offensive line Saturday night don't come crying to me. I don't think he should even suit up. There is exaggerated risk, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Kosier Goes Down and the Cowboys are Almost Out

    ​When Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo drops back to pass Saturday night he'll do it behind an offensive line missing 2/5th of its starters. Not. Good. Starting left guard Kyle Kosier is the latest casualty after his right knee was rolled into by a pile on a running play during Wedn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Bengals 7: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Man, what a letdown. You spend all weekend talking about and listening to and watching highlights of Emmitt Smith and Super Bowls and football immortals. Then they kick off the Hall of Fame game and you get Cowboys 16, Bengals 7. It's like going to the theater and being titillated b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dallas, a Top-Five Exportin' Town

    ​This morning Pilgrim's Pride announced it'll be exporting chicken to Russia (my favorite Ramones bootleg, incidentally) from its Dallas plant -- good timing too, given that the Brookings Institution just released a report stressing the need for export growth in order to "boost competitiveness." T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Dez Bryant > Roy Williams. Shhhh, Don't Tell Roy.

    ​It took all of three plays - without pads, mind you - to see the full Dez Bryant package. As last season officially melted into this season, the Dallas Cowboys held OTAs (Organized Team Activities) out at Valley Ranch. Their rookie receiver, as expected, dazzled. A burst of escape off t ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Pre-Season Schedule is All Over the Map

    ​Five games. Three time zones. Two training camps. Your Dallas Cowboys are certainly expanding their brand as America's Team. But is such nomadic pre-season good for them? The Cowboys will travel almost 5,000 miles this summer, compared to only 852 for the New York Giants. I think jet lag is ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... 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 >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    Required Reading to Ready Yourself for the Reconquista

    You tried the enchiladas, now read the books

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Pack it, Man

    Ironic, after all we expected and all he's been through and all he exhibited during training camp, that Pacman Jones' season is ended by this: A muffed punt. Back in Oxnard, Calif., Pacman dazzled us by catching six punts and holding all six balls without dropping a single one. In the end, because ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2008

    Wading Through Doubt

    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is guaranteed nothing beyond a talented team in 2008

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Hard Knocks, Followed by Some Soft Shoe

    The Cowboys don’t open the preseason until Saturday night, but tonight arrives what most of you have been squirming for. At 9 on HBO: Hard Knocks. I was at camp in Oxnard last week and, trust me, there’s a camera everywhere everyone turns. Expect owner Jerry Jones to be a star. Same with Ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Jerry Jones: “Yes.”

    Or bust? Everyone – from NFL Films prez Steve Sabol to gambling websites to this dork -- is picking the Cowboys to go to the Super Bowl. But out at training camp in Oxnard, Calif., players, coaches and even owner Jerry Jones are being very careful to avoid hyping the hype. Smart, consideri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Important Dallas Cowboys

    Time to pull back the curtain on the most vital Cowboys. Get it? After a week in Oxnard – yes, I’m back here in our lovely triple-digit clime – I think I have a pretty good handle on the Cowboys’ flow chart. Somehow I missed you-know-who’s appearance, but I did manage to eyeball 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Thursday Wrap-Up

    Prepared to be dazzled. Or disgusted. Depends on your perspective, I guess. Pacman Jones is full of … tricks. On Monday the dude caught six punts, storing each ball in a different part of his torso, without ever dropping one. Tuesday he was fielding kickoffs with one hand. And yesterday h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Tony Romo Connects With Jessica Simpson -- Like, "Spiritually," Of Course

    Richie, who's at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, noted the other day that Jessica Simpson (or maybe it was Little Girl Greggo) is supposed to roll into town, like, maybe today? No matter, because she's already making the virtual rounds today courtesy the cover of the September Elle, in which she ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    It’s Okay, Relax, Nothing to See – or Feel – Here

    How 'bout that? A real California Quake! Thanks for not a single one of you asking, but I’m okay. Myself and the Cowboys somehow survived the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that rumbled through southern California at 11:42 this morning. The epicenter is Chino Hills, which is east of downtown Los ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008
  • News

    July 24, 2008

    America's Tease

    With their best team since the '90s dynasty, the Cowboys can stop merely flirting with a championship

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Vacation Edition Redux

    Now where I'd put my barrel? Yeah, I know, feels like I just got back from vacation. But you know what they say in the corporate media world, "use ‘em or lose ‘em". They do say that, right? While I’m gone you might wanna check out our Dallas Observer Music Awards show next Tuesday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Your Weekend Planner: Father’s Day Edition

    Enjoy. FRIDAY: Check your calendars, triskadecaphobians. Don’t walk under ladders. Don’t screw with masked dudes named Jason. And, whatever you do, don’t work around cranes. SATURDAY: Still six weeks until the Cowboys depart for Oxnard, Calif., but that isn’t stopping Terrell Owens ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    October 25, 2007
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    August 28, 2007

    The Book on the NFC East

    With one flag football game left before the new National Football League season means something, it's a good time to pick up a book I'm having a hard time putting down: Mark Maske's brand-new tome War Without Death: A Year of Extreme Competition in Pro Football's NFC East. It's a look back at last s ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Our Idiot Kicker

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

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Dearly Departed

    As the sun sets over the rolling waves of Ventura County, the Cowboys say adios before moving on to...San Antonio. Not the same. Not even close. No one's particularly happy that the Dallas Cowboys have broken training camp in Oxnard, California, for the last time. Not the media, which drools over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    P.O.'d at T.O.

    Really, I think we can all do without a little Terrell Owens these days; it's 104 out, last thing I wanna think about's football. Wake me in November. Till then, you can read this Sports Illustrated Web site story about precisely why Owens finally got his ass back to practice yesterday after he took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    We had our theories as to why Charlie Waters might have missed his radio broadcast as the Dallas Cowboys' on-air analyst, but it really was as simple as his contract gave him an out, so he took it. You would have too. If you turned on the TV Saturday night to see Drew Bledsoe, you instead got Tony ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Ready to Blow

    With Terrell Owens, which comes first--the Super Bowl ring or the explosion?

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    Think Pink

    For the next God knows how long, Terrell Owens will be healing his hammy in a hyperbaric chamber. How weird, creepy and unsportsmanlike of him. Getcha popcorn ready. And, while you're at it, keep the Pepto-Bismol handy. As the Dallas Cowboys are already starting to figure out, Terrell Owens comes wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006
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    August 3, 2006

    Local 'Boys Do Good

    The jersey Irving High School's own Tyson Thompson is wearing in this photo can be yours. Deal or no deal? Gone are the days when we felt like we "raised" the likes of Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith as our own. You know Bill Parcells isn't really ours, Drew Bledsoe played elsewhere fir ... More >>

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    August 2, 2006
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    August 1, 2006
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    July 31, 2006

    Fat Fish Fallacy

    In his last two stops, Terrell Owens has driven quarterbacks, coaches and fans crazy. After exactly two days of Dallas Cowboys training camp here in Oxnard, California, there's evidence his presence is already pushing coach Bill Parcells to the brink of insanity. In a fascinating, frustrating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    Hello Cowboys, Goodbye Rangers

    The Rangers couldn't have picked a worse time for their worst flop of the year. Big series against the New York Yankees. Big attendance. Big media attention. Uh-oh. Climaxed by last night's excruciating 8-7 loss to the Bronx Bombers, the Rangers were swept. And now, thanks to the Cowboys officially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    Newy's Old Scoop

    Don't know how the local media missed this one--perhaps they were too busy blogging about Oxnard's night life-—but Terrell Owens is guaranteeing a Super Bowl for your Dallas Cowboys. Not this year necessarily, but sometime in the next three years. He said so in a sit-down with KXAS-Channel 5's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    The Tuna Talks...or Not

    When the Cowboys host their coaching clinic tomorrow, the Tuna will not be there. But the guy who coaches the arena team'll be there. Same thing, innit? In what has become a really cool gesture by your Dallas Cowboys, the team will host its annual coaching clinic Friday at Texas Stadium. The clinic ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Old News

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

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Deadman, Walking

    Deadman finds the heart of Texas in Mexico

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