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 >>
It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>
They've been showing this video at American Airlines Center during The NBA Finals and it's awesomely badass. Says Mavs' general manager Donnie Nelson, "I'm sitting in a suite and by the time that thing ends everybody in there is standing up and cheering and they've got that look in their eye. It's ... More >>
Cash Sirois just sent this local sports-star-studded pep talk, which played on the American Airlines Center's big-screen before the second quarter of Mavs-Heat Game 3. This proved much easier to watch than Mavs-Heat Game 3. Among those making an appearance: Troy Aikman, Mike Modano, Roger Staubach, ... More >>
David Card at Poor David's on Lower Greenville in a photo taken some time in the mid-1980sI was digging through our old photo archives Friday afternoon -- I think I'm the only one left 'round here who knows we even have such a thing -- looking for a photo that, turns out, I remembered wrong. I th ... More >>
Marshawn Lynch's amazing touchdown run last weekend got me to thinking about the best runs I've seen by a Dallas Cowboy. I found three, by three very different running backs. (Though none of them tops Earl Campbell's doozy.)
Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings. Well, at least one of them. The Stars, off to a 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 start or whatever the hell it is these days in the NHL, play ... More >>
Denard Robinson, the next Heisman winner? Yawn.Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman Trophy. To which I respond: Big friggin' deal. I know the Heisman is one of the most hyped awards, but - let's be honest - it's also the most meaningless sports trophy this side of the Governor's Cup, Golden B ... 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 >>
Carla RangerA few items of interest with which to belatedly kick off your work week (lucky):On Thursday we noted that Dallas Independent School Board trustee Carla Ranger has found a new obsession: banishing the minimum-grade policy that disallows teachers from handing out grades lower than 50. T ... More >>
After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... 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 >>
A brief history of Mike Modano's career as assembled by the Dallas StarsThe Dallas Stars' season ends Saturday night as it did last year: with a whimper, as once again Tom Hicks's hockey club fails to make the playoffs. Yet it's hard to believe tickets remain for tomorrow night's final game of th ... 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 >>
It's a no-brainer that Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The question is, will he enter Canton as the NFL's all-time best running back or simply the running back with the most yards? Hall of Fa ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe Greene, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Roger Staubach -- but a handful of local football greats on the Woodrow stage this afternoon.As promised, there they were this afternoon, seated on leather chairs perched upon the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium stage: Roge ... 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 >>
Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... 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 >>
Somehow seven years ago I didn't forsee 5-star bars equipped with back-lit chandeliers and littered with HDTVs.Back in 2002 when I was at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram we first started getting wind that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was toying with the idea of building a new stadium. "Ga ... More >>
Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their PetsCurrent Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... 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 >>
Snoop Dogg with Johnny Ringo & the Hustle BoyzHouse of BluesMay 5, 2009Better than: Rollin' down the street smoking Indo, sippin' on gin and juice.Roger CaldwellFor more pictures from this show, visit Roger's slideshow here.Four words: This show was packed. Usually, you find scalpers trying to s ... More >>
The team invested in its ruffian running back and must now find a way to protect him
Byron Nelson's departure doesn't leave his tournament empty
Pokes' legend Billy Joe DuPree brings staying power to a blighted neighborhood
Remember Eddie George? He's the guy who's not Julius Jones.
Troy Hambrick begged for Emmitt Smith's job. After one good game, can he keep it?
Billy Cundiff's performance was great. So why do I hate him?
Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?
An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem
David Lang gets ready to sit in Emmitt's shadow