American football. It's a real thing. You know it, I know it. We've all seen it. The thrills, the spills, the very precise numbering on the field. There was a time when Dallas was America's center for said thrills and spills. Now it is but a hollow shell of football, the smoked chicken to the Seahaw ... More >>
In 1997, an insurance company called Rushmore sued Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in federal court, insisting that Jones owed close to $1 million in workers comp claims filed by former players -- among them Harvey Martin, Tony Dorsett, Billy Joe DuPree, Randy White and Bob Breunig. The suit s ... More >>
The stats say no. Here's hoping the stats lie.
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... More >>
Coulda been KobeDetermining the best Mavs' pick of all-time is simple: Dirk Nowitzki. You know the story. In 1998 then-general manager Don Nelson took the giant German in a draft-day switcheroo with the Milwaukee Bucks for the late, not-so-great Robert "Tractor" Trayor. Just a week after t ... More >>
Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>
Here are two things you haven't tried: taco-flavored chips and iguana tamales. For that, we have you covered. For all the things you might have tried (ie. Crossroads Diner, The Speedway Club, the wonder of vegan baking), Dallas blogs are happy to expand. Read on. City of Ate For Decanter in ... More >>
Editor's note: Skip to the jump to see an update to this post.A pair of former waitresses at Randy White's Hall of Fame Barbecue detail their months spent in the "sexually hostile work environment" of the local chain's Mesquite location in a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Dallas. In th ... More >>
10. Never really listened to Little Texas before last night's bash at Fair Park's Centennial Hall, but they do a pretty good rendition of KISS's "Detroit Rock City." Even Master of Ceremonies Gene Simmons was bobbing his head. 9. This just in: Nothing goes better with a cold shot of Jagermei ... More >>
Back in '08, Neiman Marcus offered in its annual Christmas Book something called the Super Bowl XL Opus MVP Edition, which, as you can see in the photo, is a mammoth keepsake -- "the heaviest sports-related book ever published," per Amazon's description of the limited edition, not to be confused ... More >>
Ain't what it used to be. To me the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants rank ahead of the Washington Redskins as the Dallas Cowboys' most fierce rival these days. While the Cowboys have played the Eagles and Giants in playoffs games the last couple years, I don't recall the last t ... More >>
I grew up with Drew Pearson, covered Michael Irvin and have the highest hopes for Dez Bryant. But should the Cowboys' rookie receiver from Oklahoma State be allowed to wear the sacred No. 88? The Cowboys revere uniform numbers, but they don't retire them. Should they? You don't see No. 8 or ... More >>
Maybe I'm a sentimental old fool, but I'm going to miss the iconic eyesore called Texas Stadium. I'm all for progress and upgrades and the future-is-now and I love Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, but I saw a story on the news last night about the preparations being made to blow up Texas Stadiu ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenAn eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>
No kidding. The AT&T Performing Arts Center's Jill Magnuson just sent word that on January 5 at 7:30 p.m., Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka, Bob Lilly, Randy White, Drew Pearson, and Tony Dorsett will take the stage at the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House for the taping of a television pilot ca ... More >>
No. 12 in your football program ... No. 12 on our fantasy roster.When I say No. 22, who comes to mind? Do you immediately think of the Dallas Cowboys' all-time best runner? Or their all-time best rusher? Or perhaps instead the second-leading all-time scorer in the history of the Dallas Mav ... More >>
At least we can all agree on No. 1. Right?From time to time I've been known to construct a Top 10 list. But this one, I've got to tear apart. You're telling me there's a list of the Top 10 All-Time greatest Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones isn't on it? Altogether now: Bull. Shit. If NF ... More >>
Damn, maybe Jerry Jones took Channel 8's poll to heart. Either that, or the Cowboys owner is suffering from spasms of lucidity and humility. Whatever, less than 12 hours after cutting Terrell Owens, the Cowboys have this morning released safety Roy Williams. Weird, huh? The Cowboys ... More >>
The family and I spent the better part of Saturday afternoon strolling the Automotive Building at Fair Park, picking through the hand-me-downs stuffed inside the hangar during the monthly Buchanan Market that wraps up at 5 p.m. today for those with free time on their Sunday schedule. As always, ther ... More >>
Again, with feeling. Ol’ antagonist George Allen used to try to rile us up by declaring the days before a Cowboys-Redskins game “Dallas Week.” Back then it barely raised an eyebrow, much less the blood pressure, as Dallas routinely had loftier goals than simply dispatching of a finger-lick ... More >>
Shame on me. How oh how will I ever make it up to her? Look, I make my fair share of mistakes. Some of my (severely broke and suddenly former) friends would say more than my fair share. Point is, I don’t need the U.S. House Oversight Committee to let me know when I’ve, in fact, overlooke ... More >>
Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?
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 >>
Eating and bidding is for the dogs
Tony Romo and the Cowboys piss away a Super opportunity
Ole Anthony, not sitting on a commode of any kind As we noted Tuesday morning, Sen. Charles Grassley's investigating six top televangelists: Paula and Randy White, David and Joyce Meyer, Creflo and Taffi Dollar, Eddie L. Long, Wise County couple Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Irving-based Benny Hin ... More >>
Despite Dallas' 5-1 start, the Phillips 3-4 has been stupefying
Hey, hey, Paula -- Bible Girl's losing faith in you. I learned everything I need to know about living a sexually pure life in the ghetto. You heard me right. I came to a tough neighborhood -- to a black Pentecostal church in the heart of South Dallas -- with all my white middle-class notions intact ... More >>
Mavs' draft gifts usually pale in comparison
Pokes' legend Billy Joe DuPree brings staying power to a blighted neighborhood
Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first
Hall of Fame is Hall of Same Ol' Mediocre Barbecue
Plus: Dumb Muggles; Tom U.
Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game
How much longer must we suffer the woeful Mavericks? Well, that's too long
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
Eighteen months ago, the former Cowboys hero was drinking and drugging his way to disaster. Now he's clean, sober, and planning to stay that way.
Roy Tarpley was once the NBA's best--till he stumbled and took the Mavericks down with him
An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem
For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is
It takes a big man to make it on the pro Scottish Festival circuit