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  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    How Will the Cowboys Lose to the Eagles?

    With Tony Romo sidelined, a last-in-the-league defense, and an innate inability to deliver in the clutch, the Cowboys' chances against the Eagles on Sunday aren't looking good. So, rather than lose money betting on Dallas, we thought it would be more productive to wager on how the Cowboys will lose. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Seahawks 27, Cowboys 7: Thoughts on a Depressing Trip to Seattle

    The Cowboys' 27-7 pasting at the hands of the Seahawks was about as brutal as the final score indicates. From the opening kickoff (literally!), Seattle simply played with a level of physicality that the Cowboys could not match. Every Dallas ball carrier was getting plowed, while Seahawks running b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Fine, You Wanna "Trade Tony Romo"! Um, For Whom, Exactly?

    ​In the wake of his infuriating, game-losing Texas two-stub Sunday night in New York, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is in the middle of a familiar tug-o'-war. In this corner: Supporters who claim he's an elite player who simply, spectacularly goofed up trying to aggressively make ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    The Road to 8-8: A Week-by-Week Look at the 2011 Cowboys

    Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome. 9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Garland Police: Aqib Talib Decision Coming This Week

    Aqib Talib​In the wake of yesterday's news that former Richardson Berkner star and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers' stud cornerback Aqib Talib is a "person of interest" in a shooting in Garland last week, a couple of things have been cleared up but many more questions remain. Questio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    March Madness, NFL Style: DeMarcus Ware a Madden Cover Boy?

    ​While in the midst of a lockout, the NFL owners and players these days can't even agree on what they disagree on. What to do for a football junkie? I know, let's have a March Madness-style tournament, the winner of which gets as his prize: The cover of the Madden 2012 video game. Wait, what? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Cowboys 14, Eagles 13: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​How about a nice round of applause for Sam Merten? Nice job, Sam. Splendid actually. Thank you. And with that ... we now return to your regularly scheduled Sportatorium. 10. A year ago the Cowboys finished the regular season with a win over the Eagles. This year the Cowboys finished the regu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving: My Top 10 All-Time Turkey Games

    ​It was 16 years ago today that a red-headed backup quarterback from Princeton authored one of the most amazing holiday scripts in Dallas Cowboys' history. Thanksgiving Day, 1994. With Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete out with injuries, Dallas' third-stringer stepped in and promptly fell behind t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2010

    Bears 27, Cowboys 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. If I told you that Team A had edges over Team B in yards (410-308), plays (71-49) and time of possession (33:40-26:20) while holding its opponent to 1 of 11 on third downs and producing a special teams touchdown, you'd probably say that Team A had a 90-percent chance of wi ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2010
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    November 26, 2009

    Wowboys 24, 'Fraiders 7: My Top 10 Observations

    Welcome back. We missed you.​10. A win? Meh. Stats schmatts. Turkey? Whatever. Not to name drop or pound my chest or launch a pre-emptive-strike excuse for whatever distracted drivel may follow, but the highlight of a certain dorky sportswriter/radio host's Thanksgiving  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Games

    ​The turkey. The dressing. The relatives and the heartburn, neither of which will leave. The red kettle. The grandiose halftime show, this year featuring Daughtry. The - usually anyway - Cowboys' victory. Ah, Thanksgiving. The elements are similar, but tomorrow will be the first Thanksgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    The Top 10 Ugliest Wins That Felt Like Losses in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​The Washington Redskins suck. Furthermore, they were playing without running back Clinton Portis, tight end Chris Cooley, two starting offensive linemen and stud defensive playmaker Albert Haynesworth. That's what makes yesterday's 7-6 escape by the Dallas Cowboys so damn fugly. A ... More >>

  • News

    September 24, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Final NFL Quarterback Rankings

    According to the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner are the two best NFL quarterbacks of 2008. According to me, nonsense. Warner has the best receivers in the league and throws in the worst division in football. Manning was steady, but hardly spectacular. My rankings, which take into acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

    Tony Romo, all is forgiven. At least for a week. After one of the most Gawd-awful performances of his career - or, let's face it, any career - in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys' quarterback went out Sunday night and padded his legacy with a game straight from Hollywood. Aching back and nagging teammat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Memorable Cowboys' Thanksgiving Games

       I could get my premature Scrooge on and predict that Pacman Jones showing up at last night's Mavericks-Pacers game is a precursor to him - surprise! - eschewing voluntary house arrest to ultimately find more trouble.   But I won't do that. Not today. On Thanksgiving eve let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    Okay Mr. $67 Million, let's see you build some Romomentum. To me, Sunday’s game at Washington is make-or-break for the Cowboys. It’s playoffs or implosion. They need Tony Romo to be at his substance-over-style best. People out at Valley Ranch are telling me that his little funk is over. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    Please, for the love of God, rescue us! You catch any of Steelers over Redskins last night? Weird. Could’ve sworn I saw Pittsburgh lose its starting quarterback to an injury, only to insert a backup who actually helped them win the game. I know. Crazy. By my count six backup quarterbac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

    Hey, at least he's better than Brooks Bollinger. Or is he? Now that you’re with me on Brad Johnson -- you are with me, right? – would you rather see Brooks Bollinger try to guide the Cowboys to a win, or at least a touchdown, Sunday in New York while trying to climb out of my rankings’ cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Friends of Unfair Park: Your Morning Cup of Joe

    Those who know me from my days at Dallas Blog might be familiar with a semi-regular segment I introduced called “Virtual Coffee.” The idea -- linking to stuff around the Web and providing commentary -- was hardly original, but I hoped it would provide an outlet to quick-hit items that either I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 9

    What’s the only thing less reliable than my picks? Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. For a couple years now some smartass has been referring to Dallas’ unit as “Dumbsday.” Last week in coughing up 34 points to the Rams it was abysmal. And this week, despite Phillips taking over the defensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

    Toldja. Pacman is in rehab. Wade Phillips isn’t in limbo. The Cowboys are in trouble. Most importantly, Tony Romo’s pinkie is still in a cast. I’ve already sliced and diced Brad Johnson and the loss to the Rams. Let’s make this short and sweet: Romo plays Sunday or else Dallas h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    This week's Top 5 clash: Romo v. Warner. Two observations from last weekend: Neither Sage Rosenfelds, nor Drew Brees, will ever climb to No. 1 in these rankings. Rosenfelds, because he’s skittish enough to produce three turnovers on his team’s final 10 snaps in a gut-wrenching, come-from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    His arrow is suddenly pointing down. Don’t look now, but just guess who has the best passer rating in the NFL? Not Brady nor Manning nor Romo nor … Would you believe this guy? Believe it. Six touchdowns will do that for you. As for the rest of the NFL’s quarterbacks, Green Bay’s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008
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    September 9, 2008

    Week 2 NFL Quarterback Rankings

    From undrafted free agent to the cover of SI to the top of my rankings. Not bad, kid. Not bad at all. My first installment was such an, um, hit, that I decided, what the heck, let’s make this is a weekly staple. Everyone loves quarterbacks. Sports geeks love rankings. I love criticism. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    A Giant Myth

    Rocky’s trainer, ol’ Mick, alluded to it when he warned his love-struck boxer, “Women weaken legs!” I half-ass joked about it when I wrote, “It just doesn’t feel right.” But up in New York, the very unbiased (wink) media is latching on to Tony Romo’s weekend jaunt to Mexico with Jess ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Red Bull

    Familiar freckled face will give Cowboys offense wiiiings

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Spit Happens

    And, I'll give you one guess who lobbed the loogie in Saturday's Cowboys-Falcons game. Yep. Your hero and mine: Terrell Owens. I should be applauding Dallas' gritty victory in Atlanta, acknowledging the Cowboys' clinching of a playoff berth and previewing the Christmas Day showdown with the Philadel ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    I Smell a McRat

    McDonalds serves up a rodent, then scurries for cover

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    America's Extreme

    Cowboys tiptoeing line between super and stupor

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Old News

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

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Showing a Pulse

    Getting Drew, Keyshawn and Marcellus reveals the Cowboys have life after all

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Where's the Love?

    Have you hugged your defensive lineman today?

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    A Few Good Dogs

    September 11 creates a bull market for dogs with a nose for explosives

  • Culture

    November 16, 2000

    Sliding Downhill

    Forget Cincy--our experts say the Boys will get a lot worse before they get better

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    The product

    Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it

  • Culture

    February 26, 1998

    Black out

    Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?

  • Culture

    October 30, 1997

    Passed up

    Cowboys QB Jason Garrett doesn't deserve to be a backup all his life

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