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Patrick Crayton

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    October 23, 2014

    The 2014 Cowboys Are a Lot Better Than the Last 6-1 Cowboys

    If you've read anything about the 2014 Cowboys, here or elsewhere, you've seen it repeated multiple times: The Cowboys are off to their best start since 2007. That team, which at 13-3 had the club's best regular-season record since the Super Bowl-winning 1992 team, is easily forgotten. It faded down ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Tony Romo's Top 5 Performances

    ​Jerry Jones said he was "outstanding" despite last week's loss to the Jets. Sunday afternoon in San Francisco the owner almost shed a tear in talking about the quarterback's gutsy performance in a 27-24 overtime victory over the 49ers. It's already been a controversial, mesmerizing, f ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Cowboys Cuts: What the What?!

    ​Been telling anyone who would listen all summer that - stop the insanity - Sam Hurd would make the Dallas Cowboys' final roster over Jesse Holley. Reasoning? Holley did nothing better than Hurd and owner Jerry Jones, in this "all in" season, would not let financial implication ... More >>

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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 5, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.4.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Linebacker Anthony Spencer missed practice after getting his foot stepped on in Wednesday's warm-ups, but it's a day-to-day thing. No biggie. Second-year player Victor Butler took his place and didn't look out of place at all. 9. Rough day for the offense. Tony Romo was harassed int ... More >>

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    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 27, 2010

    Camp Cowboy: Early Observations From Afar

    ​I'll be down in San Antonio for Dallas Cowboys' training camp next week. For now, I'm making calls. Talking to spies. Trying to get the skinny by chewing the fat. Some thoughts: New offensive tackle Alex Barron is better than expected. And Doug Free has struggled with his quickness at l ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Grade The Cowboys' Draft: A For Effort?

    Better than Bobby?​The good news: The Dallas Cowboys likely drafted the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year and a linebacker who will signal the end of the Bobby Carpenter era. The bad news: The Dallas Cowboys still don't have a play-making free safety or any depth along the offensive line. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft: 'Tis Better to Receive?

    ​Jason Witten? Check. Miles Austin? Check. Patrick Crayton? Yeah, okay, check. Roy Williams? Hmm. Dez Bryant? Interesting. Entering next month's NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys have needs. At safety. At kicker. At offensive tackle. And, yes, at receiver. But are the concerns there enough to take ... 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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    November 22, 2009

    Wowboys 7, Deadskins 6: My Top 10 Observations

    Back atcha, punk.​10. Fine, I'll say it: Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is too quick to abandon the pass. I'll say it, of course, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. After only 11 handoffs to running backs in Green Bay, Dallas was committed to the running game today. The good: 33 ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 25, 2009

    Wowboys 37, Filthy Birds 21: My Top 10 Observations

    AP Not a one-hit wonder after all.​10. Linebacker Keith Brooking's performance and passion is refreshing. The way he was running past and taunting Atlanta's bench and his old Falcons' teammates after big plays today, he's quickly become the Cowboys' version of Brian Dawkins. All great ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Wade Phillips: Please Help Me Translate

    So, Miles Austin has a great, record-setting perfrmance. Obviously, common sense says he's promoted and, in turn, Patrick Crayton gets demoted. Fundamental leadership says you inform your employees of their roles and their positions. So, Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, surely you told ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Witten's Whereabouts?

    ​Jason Witten will never say it, so I'll do it for him: Gimme the damn ball! Especially in the red zone!! I generally support Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, but this is getting ridiculous. When the red-head calls plays in the red zone it makes Cowboys' fans red-fac ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    Broncos 17, Cowgirls 10. My Top 10 Observations.

    ​10. Fox's Pam Oliver stinks. While she was busy reading some shallow, pre-orchestrated featurette, we went three series before learning that Gerald Sensabaugh was out with a bum thumb. And though Marion Barber played just one snap in the second half, we never received an update. 9. Not ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    T.O. = Thoroughly Overrated

    ​Week 1 receiving stats: Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills - 2 catches, 46 yards, 0 touchdowns. Loss. Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Dallas Cowboys - 8 catches, 263 yards, 3 touchdowns. Win. My reaction? ...

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    August 20, 2009
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    August 14, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.14.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Lots of you asking for a breakdown of the latest Arbitron PPM radio ratings for July. Not worth a separate item these days because - yawn - The Ticket's dynasty just rolls on. Dunham & Miller ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 8

    ​10. Story out of Lincoln, Nebraska of all places - apparently the writer was in Dallas for the Big 12 Media Days - says at Cowboys Stadium there is for sale $800,000 suites in which you can purchase a $90 pizza. That's about $11 a slice by my sportswriter math. However, Dallas Only Dail ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 2

    ​Send me your players and/or topics to watch and I'll, well, watch 'em. 10. Goofball or not, Martellus Bennett is a badass. He's got the biggest, softest, best hands on the team. Marty B doesn't catch. He plucks. Expect to see plenty two-tight end sets with him and Jason Witten ... 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 29, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 1

    Playmaker and his pupil.​Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... 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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    December 15, 2008

    Choirboys 20, New York Sack Exchange 8

    After the two teammates who disconnected last week connected this week, it was a third-string lineman and a third-string running back who ran the Dallas Cowboys past the New York Giants and firmly into their own playoff destiny Sunday night. Running behind beleaguered left guard Cory Procter, T ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Seventh Heaven

    Getting kinda used to this, aren't we? Pacman's in limbo. Newman's hurt. T.O.'s moody. Wade Phillips is edgy. For a 4-1 team, it's difficult to find the Dallas Cowboys' positives: Ah-hah! There's one: Couple three years ago I was on the couch watching a Cowboys’ game with my brother. H ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    FJ Cruiser

    After a week in maddening moth balls, his star is re-born. The web site says the sporty truckster is loaded with a “youthful, contemporary spirit." This here blog says the running back comes fully equipped with “hole-eee-shiiiiiiiiiit.” Felix Jones = FJ Cruiser. In an ugly, 31- ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    Which Cowboys Are You Watching?

    Half-empty or half-full? Since NFL beauty is in the eye of the ticket holder, I was wondering where y’all fall on the Cowboys through five games. Happy? Satisfied? Concerned? Mad? Some seem generally pissy that Dallas had to squeak past the Bengals. Others are convinced the Super Bowl ... 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 22, 2008

    Cowboys 27, Packers 16

    Marion Barber and the Cowboys dove into a relatively easy win at Lambeau Field. *Been predicting this (12:58 entry) for almost a year now. But when the Cowboys finally called a Patrick Crayton pass, it was a harmless floater into double coverage that was almost intercepted. Hardly worth the wai ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Get Out Your Thesauresosesous

    *Emmitt Smith is getting his sweaty brow dabbed from some ESPN underling. Apparently he's about to provide some insight on the network's pre-game show. Brace yourself. You're about to endure one of the planet's most unique translations of the English language. *Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 4

    Admit it, "Barbie Carpenter" made you giggle. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 4. Or did I miss something? 5. Receiver Patrick Crayton arriving late for a team meeting wearing only a towel. Anyone who remembers last season’s playoff loss to the Giants wasn’t su ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 2

    Must-see TV. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 2. Or did I miss something? 5. Former scout and Jason’s dad, Jim Garrett, “running” as slow – and as consistent – as humanly possible. 4. Linebacker Zach Thomas fielding punts as smooth as Patrick Crayton. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Three Dots … and a Cloud of Dust …

    More than likely, he will probably, possibly, potentially be a part of the Cowboys' offense this seson. Maybe, that is. Ken Hamlin (unsigned), Roy Williams (family vacation) and Terry Glenn (gimpy knee) weren’t present at yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys’ OTA (back in my beat writing days we ca ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    He Who Hesitates Endures a Very, Very, Very Long, Cold Winter

    Not funny, sure. But, face it, who wants to see Tony Sparano. As expected, Dallas Cowboys assistant head coach Tony Sparano was officially named head coach of the Miami Dolphins this morning. What does it mean for him? A couple seasons of ugly losing with a horrible team and having his ass dog-cusse ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    Looking Ahead, 'Cause It’s Too Damn Sickening To Look Back.

    We wouldn't pay $250 for a Fire Wade Phillips Web site. Because, then, where will Tracy Phillips go? Still trying to figure out how the Cowboys lost a playoff game despite limiting the Giants to only 56 yards in the second half. But let’s put away the mirrors and get out our crystal ball. I think ... More >>

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    January 14, 2008
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    November 30, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007
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    February 20, 2007
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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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