There is some magic to the heat of August in Texas. It's sticky and unrelenting, and in the right moment, it's sexy. It unites us, even if only in complaint. So when an invitation to an anniversary party in the back lot of Studio 410 made the rounds, there was no question about whether or not to sta ... 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 >>
Baseball story blends stats with heart.
The stats say no. Here's hoping the stats lie.
10. Not sure he remembers any of it, but lead singer Scott Weiland put on quite the show Wednesday night. Two words: Fucked. Up. 9. Among his amusing, entertaining offerings: "The thing I love about Texas is you've got soul. I don't care about politics, you guys care about your community." ... More >>
10. For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. DallasCowboys.com sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Si ... More >>
G.D. Spradlin as Coach StrotherOklahoma native G.D. Spradlin was many things before he became an actor: attorney, oilman, politico, scholar, wealthy. But at some point he decided all of that wasn't enough, and turned to his greatest passion: acting. And so his became, in a short time, an estimabl ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This is why I thought Ron Washington should have been fired on the spot last summer when he first told Texas Rangers' management about his cocaine use: He can't be trusted. Twice in the last two w ... More >>
Don't know if I'll be able to watch when Texas Stadium's memories are reduced to mush.Spent yesterday afternoon out at Cowboys Stadium, where about 30 mayors - from Southlake to Sunnyvale - convened for an update as to the goings-on about Super Bowl XLV. By the way, 445 days and counting . ... More >>
Apparently, somebody at Dallas City Hall is cleaning out the prize closet to make a few extra dollars during the budget crunch.Every so often, just for grins, I check out the auctions at Lone Star Online, which the city of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas Independent School District and ... More >>
If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>
Flat out, who deserves the most credit? Jimmy Johnson transformed the Dallas Cowboys from 1-15 laughingstock into back-to-back Super Bowl champs. Jerry Jones hired Johnson. So which one is more deserving of immortality in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Both are on the HOF’s preliminary ... More >>
Texas-OU is great and all, but what about the Cotton Bowl's other 51 Saturdays a year?
The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.
Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.
Herb Adderley's in the Hall of Fame. He's a Super Bowl champ several times over. And he wants nothing to do with the NFL, ever. Back in February, we mentioned how Herb Adderley -- Pro Football Hall of Famer as a Green Bay Packer and former cornerback for Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to '72 ... More >>
Byron Nelson's departure doesn't leave his tournament empty
March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley
Herb Adderley, a former Cowboys great, is suing the players' union for licensing fees. Herb Adderley's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Green Bay Packer; appropriate, as he was the Packers' first-round draft pick in 1961. But he ended his career as a Dallas Cowboy, playing cornerback for Tom La ... More >>
OK, so that's a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, the latest issue of Time attempts to pinpoint exactly when it was Gerald Ford got his religion, and the closest it came come up with is a pre-game prayer service conducted by Gospel Films president Billy Zeoli in Washington, D.C., before the Cowboys pl ... More >>
Tony Romo, otherwise known as the next Cowboys quarterback capable of throwing the worst-scenario interception Roger Staubach's last pass was completed to guard Herb Scott. Danny White's fateful play forced an infamous "No, Danny! No!" from coach Tom Landry. Troy Aikman's final play ended in a huge ... More >>
When two of the NFL's top three most valuable franchises play at Texas Stadium Sunday night, a lot will be riding on the outcome. Like, for example, the season. Only once in the franchise's 46-year history have the Dallas Cowboys started 0-2 and made the playoffs. That was back in 1993 when a fut ... More >>
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
With Terrell Owens, which comes first--the Super Bowl ring or the explosion?
It was Don Nelson who set the table and prepared the food for your Dallas Mavericks. But it's been Avery Johnson who's taught them how to eat. Johnson, known as the Little General for his short stature and stern disposition, will receive the NBA's Coach of the Year award before Wednesday night's Gam ... More >>
Blinded by desperation, Cowboys refuse to see T.O. as B.S.
Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications
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The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags
Did the intern blow it? No.
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Plus: Beatle Mush, Beyond Her Nose, Parking Payback
At last, a winner
A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes
The Replacements can't even score with Gene Hackman on the team
Stone fumbles the rock in Any Given Sunday
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.
An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem
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