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Sam Hurd

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    November 14, 2013

    Ex-Cowboy Sam Hurd Gets 15 Years For Selling Drugs, Really Loves Marijuana

    Sam Hurd was never destined for the Cowboys record books. An undrafted wide receiver out of Northern Illinois, he recorded a modest 45 catches and 630 yards and excelled on special teams during four seasons with the team before he was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2011. What Hurd will be better re ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    Sam Hurd's Cousin, Who May Have Inadvertently Tipped Feds to Former Cowboy's Drug Dealing, Arrested in San Antonio

    The federal government has already accused Sam Hurd, a Dallas Cowboys receiver until a year ago, of being caught with a kilo of cocaine while trying to buy a lot more in an attempt drug-dealing network. Because a man's got to live, right? How can a guy feed his family on a $5.15 million, three-year ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Dallas Federal Grand Jury Indicts Sam Hurd, Co-Conspirator For Cocaine Distribution

    ​Seems like only three weeks ago Sam Hurd was just another former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys who was on his road to journeyman status, which, in his case, ran through Soldier Field. Then it was revealed: Even before his acquisition by the Chicago Bears, the San Antonio native fancied him ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    According to Feds' Complaint, Sam Hurd's Drug Bust in Chicago Started With Deal in Dallas

    ​No doubt you've heard by now that former Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd's in federal custody, having been popped by authorities in Chicago last night for trying to buy "five to 10 kilograms of cocaine, at $25,000 per kilogram, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana, at $450 per pound, per week for distribution in ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    2011 Cowboys Camp Day 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Was it just me and Fox 4's Mike Doocy, or was owner Jerry Jones choking up a bit yesterday when talking about the voyage that was lockout negotiations? "We took the boat out into a perfect storm and got the boat back home." The older he gets, the more sentimental and emotional Jerry get ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    There's an Important Basketball Game in the Metroplex Tonight Played by the Dallas ... Cowboys

    Everson vs. Irvin, hoops style​If the Mavs-Thunder somehow doesn't do it for you, how about some Colonial golf out in Fort Worth or even a basketball game played by football players? After delivering a eulogy for his dear friend Ron Springs at his Carrollton funeral this morning, forme ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Cowboys Covet Doug Free. Gerald Sensabaugh? Notsamuch.

    ​A year ago Doug Free was a question mark. Now he's an exclamation point. The Dallas Cowboys professed their love for their left tackle yesterday, placing the highest possible tender on him as the NFL prepares for unchartered and unsettling free agency in the midst of a labor lockout. Under t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Aces & Angels Party: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

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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 15, 2010

    Keith Brooking Isn't Ready to Retire

    In a related story, Dallas Cowboys fans respectfully disagree. Well, don't we? Brooking says he has something left in the tank, but we all saw him blocked out of the play - hell, out of the picture - on the Eagles' clock-killing, game-winning drive last Sunday. I've seen - and heard - enough from B ... 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 9, 2010

    Hello Jason Garrett: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Jerry Jones wants tangible improvements. Is that simply Jason getting the Cowboys to play harder? Or does he need to go 3-5 down the stretch? Either way, you can bet Bill Cowher's number is handy. 9. Garrett played behind Troy Aikman and was coached by Norv Turner and Sean Payton. Not a ... 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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    September 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.3.10

    ​ Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Texas Rangers' slogan this season: "It's Time". The Texas Rangers' situation on September 3: "It's Over." With 29 games remaining, the Rangers could go 14-15 and the A's would have to go 24- ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Cowboys-Dolphins: Anything to See Here?

    Nothing this dramatic tonight. Guaranteed.​Tonight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington the home team "regulars" won't play. The Miami Dolphins will use their starters. Other than a juicy wagering opportunity, here are a couple things to keep your eye on as the Cowboys mercifully end the lo ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Chargers 14: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I'm out of excuses/reasons/explanations. Any theories as to why - still - quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Roy Williams don't seem to be on the same page? Sometimes it's Romo overthrowing him and sometimes it's Williams falling down. Whatever, they just don't click. 9. Of all the lineb ... 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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    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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    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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    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 28, 2009

    Wowboys 17, Deadskins 0: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I'm not ready to pronounce it Doomsday III just yet, but that's some impressive defense being played by your Dallas Cowboys. The team's first shutout in six years on the heels of holding the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints to a combined 37 points? Two games against the Washingt ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    This Just In, Your Dallas Cowboys Won't Have 13 Pro Bowlers This Season

    ​Not, that is, if online fan voting is any indicator of things to come. In NFL.com's online voting that ends Dec. 21, only one Dallas Cowboy leads his position - linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Jay Ratliff, Tony Romo, Miles Austin and Jason Witten? Not among the top two of their respective spots. O ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Wowboys 20, Beagles 16: My Top 10 Observations

    Even Philly fans liked Dallas last night.​10. Lots of heroes Sunday night in Philly, but the biggest - smallest - play was made by rookie linebacker Victor Butler. With the Eagles down 7 and facing third-and-10 from Dallas' 33, Donovan McNabb scrambled right into what seemed to be an open f ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Miles to Go Before We ... Believe in Austin?

    Now he's got the grabs to supplement the groupies.​Turns out Miles Austin is Mr. Fix It. Who knew? Wade Phillips' job insecurity. Jason Garrett's credibility. The Terrell Owens supporters. Tony Romo's playmaking. Don't look now, but the undrafted receiver from Monmouth took care of all thos ... 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 6, 2009

    Dear Tony Romo: WTF?!

    ​Thanks to this video shot by our good friend Larry Rodriguez over at Fox4, we have to question not only Tony Romo's play late in the game at Denver - but also his mind-set. You tell me, did Romo think it was third down? Was he telling the refs he had only thrown three incompletions? Is ... 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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    August 24, 2009

    My Top 10 Observations From Cowboys 30, Titans 10, Stadium 7.

    ... to this.   From this ...    ​                There are kinks to be worked out, yes. But in Friday's victory over the Tennessee Titans the Dallas Cowboys showed that their team and their stadium just might be great - if not ... 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 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 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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    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 ...

    Team christening this joint is suddenly going to look a whole lot different. Better?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 ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Jason Garrett: Red Jesus or Red-headed Stepchild?

    As you'll read in this week's dead-tree version of The Sportatorium, hitting newstands tomorrow, I think Wade Phillips should be fired. Immediately. No, actually, I think Jerry Jones should've walked down to the sideline in the third quarter of the Philadelphia debacle after Tony Romo unceremonious ... 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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    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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