We did it you guys. The longest wait of every fall, the two weeks surrounding the Cowboys bye, are nearly over. The team sits at 7-3 having weathered, for now at least, a Tony Romo injury crisis, a defense that still isn't very good and Jerry Jones getting busted for doing some very Jerry Jones thin ... More >>
London games, at least from the various couches I've watched them on, are always odd. English fans, to their credit, are always enthusiastic, but their cheers are usually half-a-beat off. The extra quarter-of-a-second they need to process what happens on the field, combined with the generally terrib ... More >>
First, the obvious. In last night's loss to Washington, there were a few very small things that could have shifted the outcome in the Cowboys favor. If DeMarco Murray doesn't fumble inside the 10 with just under 13 minutes left in the second quarter, the Cowboys probably win the game. If Doug Free i ... More >>
If you've read anything about the 2014 Cowboys, here or elsewhere, you've seen it repeated multiple times: The Cowboys are off to their best start since 2007. That team, which at 13-3 had the club's best regular-season record since the Super Bowl-winning 1992 team, is easily forgotten. It faded down ... More >>
All week, ever since he re-injured a herniated disk in his back against the Redskins, Cowboys fans have waited for final word on whether Tony Romo will play in Sunday's season-deciding matchup with Philadelphia. Now we know. Despite some brief glimmers of hope -- vague pronouncements from Jerry J ... More >>
The debate over who is most at fault for the Cowboys' second-half collapse against the Packers will continue to simmer until Sunday, when fans and the media will presumably have a new debacle to grouse about. On YouTube, at least, the debate has been settled. Judging by the way the No. 9 jersey embr ... More >>
Add comedian and Huell running mate Bill Burr to the list of people who aren't blaming Tony Romo for Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Related: Did anyone outside Theoretical Call-In Dumbasses actually blame Romo for the loss?
With the mammoth six-year, $108 million deal he signed last week, Tony Romo became the most richly rewarded player in Cowboys history. That put him fifth on the list of current NFL players, ahead of Eli Manning and Tom Brady but well behind Ravens QB Joe Flacco's $20.1 million per year. Those numbe ... More >>
Tony Romo is a flawed quarterback. Talent-wise, he's on the cusp of being one of the NFL's elites, but he has the unfortunate tendency to meltdown in key, late-game situations. But you have to give the man one thing: he (or, more accurately, his agent) is a helluva negotiator. ESPN's Adam Schefter ... More >>
It's impossible to understand what happens behind the scenes in the NFL. Sure, there are NFL films and Hard Knocks, but even those get filtered down and provide a minute glimpse into the heart of an NFL team. Knowing how a group of athletes handle the death of one teammate and the jailing of another ... More >>
There are only so many times one can look at a football game and say "A win is a win." Early in the season, when a team is getting its bearings, scrappy victories can be a bit charming. In Week 12, against a team that dragged in a seven-game losing streak? Hideous. Jason Garrett and company are t ... More >>
Tony Romo's partying-in-Cabo-with-Jessica-Simpson-right-before-the-playoffs days seem to be behind him, but he's still a hard man for Cowboys fans to love. Whether it's a last-minute botched snap against the Seahawks, seemingly brain-dead end-of-game clock management, or any other number of meltdown ... More >>
What a win for the good guys. The Bi-Ringed Mouth Breather from the Bayou finally got his comeuppance, Tony Romo executed like a champ when it mattered, DeMarco Murray was DeMarco Murray, and the defense held up its end of the bargain by keeping the Giants' offense at bay much of the game. Now let ... More >>
Tony Romo isn't solely to blame for the Cowboys' loss to the Lions, described alternately as "epic," "historic" and just plain "embarrassing" (that's from the team's own website). The defense, stout in the first three quarters, surrendered 17 points to Detroit in the final period, including that ... More >>
ESPN wants you to know: It's all about the QB.I could have sworn I watched the game last night. I had it on, anyway. But nowhere did I see Tony Romo running around with bloody rib bone sticking out of his jersey, making impossible touchdown throws, suffering through some unknowable agony to l ... More >>
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 >>
That's why he keeps on hurting himself and his team.
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 >>
10. Tony Romo negated some great throws -- you'll never see a prettier pass than the 64-yarder to Jason Witten -- with some bone-headed plays. His interception to Darrelle Revis should've never been thrown and how was everyone except the quarterback ready for the snap with :08 ... More >>
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I'm sure the theme of the backlash toward Tony Romo in the wake of this interview will be a continuation of the ridiculous "real men don't wear their hats backward" bullshit. But even as a staunch backward-cap guy myself, I must admit that hide-'n-seek at a bachelor party ... More >>
Yes, in fact, Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo did drop the P-word Tuesday during an exclusive interview on 105.3 The Fan. But not to worry, it was the one that rhymed not with wussy, but rather kiss. During training camp Romo was refreshingly a non-story. Collar bone healed, his throwing ... More >>
Usually about this time of the year, the Cowboys will bring in their new draft class and rookie free agents for a minicamp at Valley Ranch. Workouts for veterans at Valley Ranch would have started back in mid-March.Instead -- in a spring stagnated by the NFL lockout -- the Cowboys yester ... More >>
Was pondering the disappointing Dallas Cowboys season and I decided to come up with one of my patented Top 10 lists that you guys are so fond of despise. Looking for the season's crossroads plays, I got out my schedule and started thinking about the opener in Washington Sunday night, S ... More >>
Last time we saw Tony Romo in action he was sprawled out on his back October 25 at Cowboys Stadium, victim of a vicious sack that resulted in a broken collar bone. Eventually placed on injured reserve, Romo missed the Cowboys' final 10 games of the disastrous season. Even though he's be ... More >>
10. Cowboys' fans can bemoan bad luck at having quarterback Tony Romo knocked out of the game - and the season - but this was more bad play. Rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski missed a simple blitz pick-up, allowing New York's Michael Boley a free shot on Romo. He didn't miss. 9. I don't ... More >>
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 >>
When Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo drops back to pass Saturday night he'll do it behind an offensive line missing 2/5th of its starters. Not. Good. Starting left guard Kyle Kosier is the latest casualty after his right knee was rolled into by a pile on a running play during Wedn ... More >>
10. Regarding Brett Favre's latest, but certainly not last retirement, I think Cowboys' linebacker Bradie James put it best: "Don't care." 9. Tip for autograph seekers at The Alamodome: Get a roster. When Jason Hatcher walks off the field toward the tunnel, "Hey, 97!" isn't going to steer hi ... More >>
True story. I just got through watching the trailer for Twelve, starring Chace Crawford as a drug dealer (hey now), when an e-mail from Sharon Parker, Six Flags Over Texas's publicist, arrived in the Unfair Park in-box. Headline: "Tony Romo Spends the Day at Six Flags Over Texas." She sent a shor ... More >>
Tony Romo failed Monday in his bid to qualify for golf's U.S. Open. But he succeeded as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. On December 28, 2008 after a 44-6 season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Romo infamously shrugged during his post-game interview and said: "If this is the worst ... More >>
Should probably consult Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I figured I'd just crack open a Corona and give it a go myself. 10. Mike Bacsik - Well, he was a local athlete with an affinity strong feelings for about Mexicans. 9. Bryan ... More >>
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.
Watched an episode of The Golf Channel's Being John Daly last week and almost came to this conclusion: Tony Romo has become boring. Almost, I said. Romo played a couple Pro-Am rounds with Daly and the mix was - yawn - barely worthy of TV. Even when alongside one of sports' most notorious drinker/g ... More >>
Remember this the next time you criticize Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for playing too much golf. He could be singing. But is Romo the worst of the bunch? Dirk Nowitzki's pretty bad. Jerry Jones is in leather. It's all entertainingly horrible. This Who's Who of Metroplex star power karaoke ... More >>
Tony Romo's been all over the place this week: on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in that what-the Super Bowl video and, last night, on the Late Show With David Letterman. Well, actually, Romo wasn't on Late Show -- he was just the topic of conversation. The Richardson native was ostensibly visiting Letterman to ... More >>
One minute he's making fun of you; the next, it's a bona fide bromance. But one question: Was that Eminem talking to Tony Romo before yesterday's loss to the Chargers or Princess Leia? What up the headphones, Marshall?
What happens in Vegas ... shouldn't happen during the stretch drive of the playoffs. That's not some dorky sportswriter talking. That's the gold-standard opinion of a guy possessing two Super Bowl rings, a bust in Canton and the best reputation of any athlete to ever ... More >>
Okay, I'm confused. No, even more than usual. I suck at math. I'm the guy who - when trying to figure out how many years it's taken the Texas Rangers to win their one playoff game - has to use fingers, toes and those rudamentary IIII IIII marks. My abacus tells me that, since the D ... More >>
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 >>
Back atcha, punk.10. Fine, I'll say it: Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is too quick to abandon the pass. I'll say it, of course, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. After only 11 handoffs to running backs in Green Bay, Dallas was committed to the running game today. The good: 33 ... More >>
Everything's bigger in Dallas. Even the, um, hats. I can't believe you people. Yeah, you. The ones who actually spend a millisecond of your precious time on Earth worrying about how a certain Dallas Cowboys' quarterback wears his cap. Not his helmet, mind you. His hat. I'm all about big ha ... More >>
Since Deion isn't the MVP, then who?The Dallas Cowboys are 6-2. Your glass of blue Kool-Aid is more half-full than half-empty. Wade Phillips is Coach of the Year, Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, Keith Brooking is Badass of the Decade and you've got the Cowboys penciled in for Super ... More >>
One is 24; the other 29. One is completing 64 percent of his passes with 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions; the other 58 percent with a ratio of 6-to-4. One has a rating of 95; the other 86. One hails from a major college and is known as calm and cool in the pocket, wise beyond his years; the ... More >>
Your favorite pinata may be ranked only 17th in NFL quarterback ratings, but Golf Digest says he's the planet's best athlete golfer. That's right, No. 1. Swing away ...
Way back from the good ol' days.Something's up with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Tony Romo's not the frolicking, free-wheeling player we fell in love with back in 2006 and '07. These days he stays in the pocket. He sulks on the sideline. Most importantly, he sucks in the game. It's ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
10. Story out of Lincoln, Nebraska of all places - apparently the writer was in Dallas for the Big 12 Media Days - says at Cowboys Stadium there is for sale $800,000 suites in which you can purchase a $90 pizza. That's about $11 a slice by my sportswriter math. However, Dallas Only Dail ... More >>