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Roger Goodell

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    August 27, 2012

    The Cowboys' Dez Bryant Rules Are Strict, Necessary, and Bound to Be Broken

    Somewhere deep in your blackened heart you're rooting for Dez Bryant. Like a lot of his colleagues, his childhood was packed with a miniseries' worth of drama and heartbreak, in and out of homes while his mom peddled crack. Then came the leaches, both men and institutions ready to exploit his physic ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    And with the 9th Overall Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cowboys Select ...

    ​As much as we'd all like to hear it, NFL commish Roger Goodell isn't going to finish that sentence with "Patrick Peterson. Cornerback. LSU."That's because Peterson will likely be taken in the top seven picks of Thursday night's NFL Draft, and Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said yes ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: Former Richardson Berkner High School Star and Standout NFL Cornerback Aqib Talib Involved in Garland Shooting

    Aqib Talib​And you thought Dez Bryant getting booted from the mall was trouble? After a March 21 altercation involving his sister, his mother, his sister's boyfriend, two guns and at least five shots fired, former local high school football star and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback  ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Jerry Jones Puts On a Show During NFL Labor Negotiations, and Gets Panned

    ​You've waited for this moment all your life. Practiced. Rehearsed. Trained. Sacrificed. Compromised. Even went to college class, some of the time. But now, on the eve of a major company extending you a lucrative dream job, veteran workers at the company are suddenly urging you not to ac ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    The NFL Lockout: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Barring a last-minute agreement, the NFL will cease operations as we know them tonight at 11 when the league's current collective bargaining agreement expires. The owners and players have met via mediation the last nine days with no significant movement. The owners, dealt a signific ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Look, Man, Jerry Jones Is Really, Really Sorry

    Patrick MichelsJerry Jones at the opening of Cowboys Stadium​No doubt you're well aware of the snafus that threatened to turn the most-watch-anything-ever Super Bowl XLV into The Game That Made a 9-Year-Old Boy Cry when he and his father were among the 1,200 denied access to those temporary bleach ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Day: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Brooklyn Decker? Meh.​10. Though the NFL did its best to pamper the thousands of journalists at Tuesday's Media Day, it was still an uncomfortable experience out at Cowboy Stadium. Waiting for hyper-thorough security checks of bags and body. The 100-yard walk from security (which was conduc ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Two Out of Three Owners Ain't Bad

    Two sports items with which to begin your Friday, starting with the news that the NBA's looking into comments Mark Cuban made earlier this week to CNNMoney's Poppy Harlow concerning his interest in LeBron James. That's the interview in question above. But, in short: Was the Mavs man tampering by eve ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Much Ado About Nothing. Right?

    Tony Romo's a miracle. Bill Parcells ain't worth a shit. Tim Tebow won't be worth a damn. And, oh yeah, Jerry Jones likes to party. To me this hidden video of the Dallas Cowboys owner shooting the bull with some fans is no biggie, nothing new. Appearing on Entourage? Now that would be big news.

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    February 18, 2010

    Football Schmootball: Welcome to the National Armball League!

    ​I am of semi-sound mind and body. I am totally aware that the NFL - evidenced by Saints 31, Colts 17 being the most-watched program in the history of TV - isn't exactly struggling for popularity. I am cognizant that I spend waste way too much time in my perverted think tank. If it ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Okay, Football's Over. On to 2010 and What?

    ​Yeah, yeah. Who Dat and all that. Congratulations. Hug a troubled city. Now, let's move on. To 2010. Next season is now this season. When the NFL kicks off next season your Dallas Cowboys will be a favorite to play in Super Bowl XLV next Februrary in Arlington. According to one online g ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    I Got Yer Feel-Good Super Bowl Story Right Here

    One of our football coaches is headed to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. Surprise, he has nothing to do with your Dallas Cowboys. I blogged, oh-so briefly, about Grapevine Faith's Nov. 7 high-school game against the Gainesville State Tornadoes. Ring a bell? Rick Reilly's terriffic ESPN The Magazin ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Pacman Is Indeed Back, Man

    Distraction? Why on Earth would you say a thing like that? Totally ignoring the fact that our little straw poll yesterday featured six "yay"s and seven "nay"s, NFL commish Roger Goodell is apparently on the verge of reinstating Pacman Jones. No official word yet, but owner Jerry Jones blabbe ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Should Pacman Come Back, Man?

    Forgiven? Or forgotten? Last week Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was emphatic when asked if he’d like Pacman Jones back. “Yes,” Jones declared. On Monday at Valley Ranch coach Wade Phillips was slightly less enthusiastic. “I really don't know,” Phillips said. “When he's g ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    The Cowboys' Pacman Jones May Be Suspended, But He Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Involved in yet another incident, Pacman Jones' football privileges should be permanently revoked

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    October 15, 2008
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    October 14, 2008

    Pacman Jones Suspended At Least 4 Games

    Well, see ya later. Oops. I guess NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sees Pacman Jones' altercation a tad more seriously than Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jerry's version: Jivin' at the Joule. Goodell's version: At least a four-game suspension. I've said before I don't think Pacman should ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Pacman = Game Over?

    Out of quarters. And second chances. On the heels of recently being told by owner Jerry Jones to chill down his profile, Cowboys’ cornerback Pacman Jones got into a violent altercation with one of his own security guards at the new Joule Hotel at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. That’s it. T ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Pacman = Game Over? Continued ...

    After speaking with a Valley Ranch source minutes ago, a couple of Pacman Jones details need amending: The incident occurred at 11 p.m. instead of 1:30 a.m. Alcohol was involved, but not intoxication. A light fixture was damaged, as well as a mirror. Jones was on the scene when two squad cars ar ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

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    August 28, 2008

    Pacman Reinstated. I Know, “Duh.”

    First Greggo. Now Pacman. Great week for second chances. Game on. In news that should surprise exactly no one, Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback/kick returner Pacman Jones has been fully reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He'll be in uniform Sept. 7 in Cleveland. Was there ever any dou ... More >>

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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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    July 24, 2008

    America's Tease

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

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    June 7, 2008

    Reading the Sunday New York Times in Advance So You Don't Have To

    Tommy Urbanski Fund Tommy Urbanski There are at least two Sunday New York Times pieces worth a look, far as locals are concerned. One's a story about Tommy Urbanski, the Las Vegas strip-club manager on duty February 19, 2007, when then-Tennessee Titan Adam “Pacman” Jones made it rain at Minxx f ... More >>

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    June 3, 2008

    T.O. Doesn't Forget to Be Funny

    Terrell Owens is already an actor -- far as you know. Now, you can add to that burgeoning list of potential future professions "stand-up comedian." Because yesterday, round the time NFL commish Roger Goodell said he was partially lifting Adam "Pacman" Jones' suspension and allowing him to practice w ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    Who Do You Believe -- Pacman Jones or a Guy in Jail? I Know, Right?

    Ticket listeners just heard the morning Musers debate this a.m.'s breaking Pacman Jones news: Jailed 29-year-old Arvin Edwards tells Nashville's CBS affiliate that the new Dallas Cowboys corner ordered him to shoot up a Las Vegas nightclub in 2007. Jones has maintained it didn't go down like that: T ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    April 14, 2008

    By Week's End, Maybe, We Should Know Whether Pacman's a Cowboy or Not

    At first he wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy; then, the Dallas Cowboys kinda-sorta wanted him to be a Dallas Cowboy. Then it seemed like the prospect of Adam "Pacman" Jones becoming a Dallas Cowboy had diminished and disappeared altogether. Only, comes word out of Tennessee today that, well, if the trad ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008
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    February 13, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud Of Dust …

    Eric Dickerson's mentioned somewhere in this item, and in a nice way. Hard to top last week, when we said goodbye to two assholes (Bill Belichick and Bobby Knight) and hello to a hero (Nolan Ryan). Today, however, could be just as delicious as sports climbs atop Capitol Hill. NFL commish Roger Goode ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Smitten With Witten

    What's not to like about the best tight end in Cowboys history?

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    November 14, 2007
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    October 8, 2007
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    September 28, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Suits Him Fine

    Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms

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    October 2, 2006

    Gurode v. Haynesworth

    By now you've seen the disturbing video of Tennessee Titans lineman Albert Haynesworth violently and intentionally stomping on the face and head of helmetless Dallas Cowboy Andre Gurode from Sunday's game. (And if you haven't, it's below.) In the aftermath, Gurode got 30 stitches. And Haynesworth sh ... More >>

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