TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>
After rocky careers off the field, two local bad boys rehab their reps.
I was flattered when the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee approached me late in 2009 to help construct and singularly author its prodigious Century in the Making project. What started with 250 of the greatest moments in Texas football history -- high school, college and pro -- ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenI just saved you $25. You're welcome.I'm not exactly sure what I expected when I chose to join other media folks this afternoon at the Dallas Convention Center for a tour of the NFL Experience, but let's just say I felt cheated even though I hadn't spent a dime. Promoted a ... More >>
How high did I rank this guy? You'll be surprised.OK, so yesterday I asked you to give me your thoughts on Brett Favre's legacy now that he appears to have played his last game. Unfortunately, only a few of you weighed in. In an attempt to spark some serious debate, here are my top 10 quarterback ... More >>
In his first NFL action in almost two years, Jon Kitna immediately served notice of one thing Monday night at Cowboys Stadium: When starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collar bone, the Cowboys' season swirled down the toilet with him. Kitna's stats don't look awful: 16 of ... 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 >>
Last Sept. 12, SMU cornerback Derrius Bell suffered a concussion in a game at Alabama-Birmingham. Sidelined for three weeks, he returned against TCU and, on the game's first play, violently hit a Frog receiver after a reception. The tackle forced a fumble, and gave Bell another concussi ... More >>
Speaking of Your Texas Rangers ...Just checked the e-mail this glorious baseball-season-y Sunday afternoon to find a missive from John Blake, exec veep of communications for the ball club, who sends word that Roger Staubach's throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers' 1:05 p.m. home ... More >>
Sam MertenRoger Staubach, who says he'll hand over his gig as committee chair to Troy Aikman for future Super Bowl bids.This morning at the offices of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, president and CEO Bill Lively and chairman Roger Staubach announced the state's decision to reimbur ... More >>
Jay Novacek was always a unique dude. Okay, I'll say it, he was a little weird. During my time covering the Dallas Cowboys for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he was always friendly, yet sorta edgy. For example, one year on the eve of training camp at St. Edward's University in Austin ... 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 >>
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 >>
Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>
Who's next?Hard to remember way back when we bitched and moaned about a "Cowboys bias" in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't it? Saturday night in Canton receiver Bob Hayes became the 11th Cowboy inducted into Canton, continuing a trend that has seen four Dallas stars earn immortality ove ... More >>
My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>
Weird to have the visitation two months after the funeral. But hey, it's Texas Stadium, don't let the effed-up order deter your ogling. If you haven't yet paid your last respects to the house that Tom Landry built, Troy Aikman upgraded and Jerry Jones sentenced to the wrecking ball, this w ... 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 >>
Rest in peace, No. 68. Sobering news this afternoon as former Dallas Cowboy Frank Cornish was found dead last night in his Southlake home of an apparent heart attack. Cornish, who would’ve been 41 next month, was just yesterday talking to former Cowboys about an upcoming mini-reunion. Play ... More >>
Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>
The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>
Thanks to their dynamic quarterback, Cowboys will enjoy many happy endings
You’re tired of meaningless, pre-season games. Tired of hollow, irrelevant complaining and waffling from Greg Ellis. What you, the Cowboys fan, need is a time-warp to September 9. Until then, a couple of options. If you want to meet 'n' greet the 2007 team all spiffied up in their formals, get yo ... More >>
Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity
Here's a lead that makes you want to keep on reading: Troy Aikman may not be happy about it, but the State of Texas has made his address and social security number available via the Internet. It comes from this story published today, which says that a fraud-prevention expert has discovered that the ... More >>
Familiar freckled face will give Cowboys offense wiiiings
Richie thinks Norv Turner might make a good head coach for Your Cowboys. Friends of Unfair Park, discuss. David Beckham is coming. Barbaro is going. And, thanks to Bill Parcells, Your Dallas Cowboys are stuck smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. Should the 65-year-old asshole (now there's a mental i ... More >>
Honchie creates, claims award
The Cowboys' quarterback swap signals the beginning of the end
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Former Cowboy's big dreams diverted to small schools
Exactly why is Parcells Dallas' dictator?
Everyone has an opinion--even Troy Aikman
Plus: Oh, My Aikman Balls
Who let the air out of the Cowboys? Jerry, Dave, Tony, the heat--you name it. A preview of Dallas' dying days.
Why do we buy drinks for celebrities?
All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
Freelancers complain that the DMN's contracts are killing them
Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.
Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?
Red Sox skipper Kennedy remains bitter about turn with Rangers
Switzer's casual approach caught up with the Cowboys
'Boys are cranky-- and that's good