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Wade Phillips

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    August 17, 2011

    Cowboys Preseason 8.17.11: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Backup quarterback Jon Kitna didn't practice for a second consecutive day on Tuesday because of a sore back yesterday. Move along, nothing to see here. (Fingers crossed.) 9. Owner Jerry Jones thinks running back Felix Jones is the key to the season: "If he's real good, we'll be real go ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Cowboys Practice in San Antonio Finally

    *Jason Garrett may be changing the culture but his clock might be a bit off. Today's 10 a.m. walkthrough at The Alamodome started at precisely ... 10:30. Actually, he has an excuse. The NFL Players Association was here to get the players' vote to recertify the union. *Look for first-round draft ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Good News: The Lockout's Almost Over. Bad News: So Are Two-a-Days.

    ​I'll never forget the image. It was 2009 and your Cowboys were holding their afternoon training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome. In shorts. The pace and feel of coach Wade Phillips' camp mimicked that of a leisurely picnic kicking off a weekend 10-year high school reu ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Barring a Lockout, Here's Who Your Dallas Cowboys Will Play in August

    ​If the Dallas Cowboys have a training camp this summer, they'll spend it in San Antonio's Alamodome. That's great news for critics who reasoned that last year's 1-7 start that got head coach Wade Phillips fired was a product of a marketing campaign of a preseason that saw them play five game ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Where - Exactly - the Dallas Cowboys Season Went Wrong

      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 >>

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    January 3, 2011

    The Next Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys Will Be ...

    ​Garrett Top. Unless of course, Jason Garrett pulls a Cliff Lee and spurns the metroplex. Make no mistake, the Dallas Cowboys' interim head coach is suddenly a hot commodity as other NFL teams' permanent head coach. In the wake of a 5-3 second half he has some real leverage now. How's th ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Cowboys 38, Colts 35: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Been saying Marion Barber's done for a while. If he gets another carry over Tashard Choice this season it will be criminal. I know the Colts' run defense is putrid, but you can't deny that Choice is a much better running back than Barber at this point. Maybe even better than Felix Jones. ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    The Four Corners of the Dallas Cowboys' Coaching Future

    ​After talking with a couple embedded folks I trust out at Valley Ranch, this is how I see it all going down: The next permanent head coach of the Dallas Cowboys will come from one of four corners. Owner Jerry Jones is as conflicted, confused and confounded as at any time during his 22-y ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.5.10

      Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Whom Do You Blame for the Cowboys' Catastrophe?

    ​We now return to your regularly scheduled football season where ... Oh, dear. If you saw this coming - the Dallas Cowboys at 1-6 - raise your hand. I'm impressed. I'll also, of course, need proof. Some of us thought the Cowboys would play in Super Bowl XLV. Most of us thought they'd win the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 2, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.2.10: My Top 10 Observations

    David "Ferris" Buehler​10. Dez Bryant, wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, made several nice plays in Monday's only workout. But he wasn't on the receiving end, but rather the passing end. Bryant threw left-handed passes to receivers, who in a seemingly lazy drill attempted ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Dez Bryant's Injury Makes Karma Happy and Jerry Jones Mad

    ​Was it, as Roy Williams denies, karma? Or was it, as Jerry Jones suggests, Wade Phillips' fault? Either way, the ankle injury suffered here in San Antonio Friday afternoon by rookie receiver Dez Bryant has yanked the momentum of Dallas Cowboys' training camp to a screeching halt. S ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Dez Bryant Appears to be the Real Deal. At Least in May. Without Pads.

    dallascowboys.com​Wade Phillips is an optimist. But you don't hear him gush like this very often. "He's an absolute talent. You don't get to be around many players that come in and look that good that early. It's been 33 years, and there aren't many that I can say look that talented at the ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    "Jerry's Never Seen a One-Dollar Bill In His Life!" and Other News and Random Notes

    ​One of the two parking-garage exits here at Unfair Park HQ's frozen over; explains why the office is now holiday empty. But before I quit it, a few items of interest to keep you warm:USA Today profiles NBA All-Star Weekend co-host Mark Cuban, who's, like, mellowed in recent years; hence his burge ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    With Your Dallas Cowboys, How High is High Enough?

    ​Wade Phillips is back. Miles Austin will be (fingers crossed) back. The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2010 season with momentum, eight Pro Bowl players and high expectations. But how high? This year they won a division title and their first playoff game in 13 years. Next year ... 

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    January 18, 2010

    Vikings 34, Cowgirls 3: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Does this feel like 1991 to anyone else? An empowering playoff win, followed by an embarrassing blowout playoff road loss, leading to disappointment but not necessarily discouragement? That year it was Detroit, 38-6. This year it is Minnesota, 34-3. In '92 the Cowboys won the Super ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Who the Hail is Mary?

    I rip (make that ripped, past tense) Wade Phillips all the time, but, um, looks like Minnesota Vikings' head coach Brad Childress needs a history lesson. On Dec. 28, 1975, the Dallas Cowboys traveled to frigid Metropolitan Stadium for a playoff game against the Vikings. Trailing 14-10 with less tha ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Cowboys-Eagles III: Lingering Questions

    What looks worse? The Cardinals' red or the 7-9 prediction? ​As I said last week on 105.3 The Fan, the winner of Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles II would be the favorite entering the NFC Playoffs. No reason to alter that after Dallas' dominating 24-0 victory. The Cowboys have a hot ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Wowboys 24, Aints 17: My Top 10 Observations

    ​Okay, I'm technically on vacation. But I know the drill. When a dude predicts the Cowboys will lose 45-10 and is flat dead ass wrong, he needs to show up to take his Season's Beatings. Right? So here I am, take your best shot. FYI, I like my crow with a cup of gumbo. 10. Wholly Guacamole!!! ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    What's On Your Christmas Wish List?

    Hinty hint hint.​That question, of course, is a trick 'em, dick 'em way of telling you - psst! - here's what's on my list. What I don't want in my stocking this Christmas: Coal. A Snuggie. Tiger Woods' sloppy seconds. Swine Flu. Wade Phillips' resume. What has caught me eye this season - ot ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, another month of Arbitron PPM ratings and another month of dominance by 1310 AM The Ticket. In the November ratings for the precious Men 25-54 demographic, The Ticket is No. 2 in the Metro ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Rush to Judgment: Do your Dallas Cowboys Pass Too Much?

    ​Wade Phillips wants more balance. Jason Witten wants to get back to the "brand." Felix Jones and Tahsard Choice want more touches. You, the Dallas Cowboys fan, just want to win. I think Tony Romo is an elite quarterback and in the NFL you control the clock on the ground and you put poin ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Wowboys 38, Seahags 17: My Top 10 Observations.

    AP​10. Ten. That's how many Cowboys caught passes Sunday. Of the players eligible to be a receiver, only Tashard Choice got shut out. 9. Halloween hangover. The end of Daylight Savings Time. Whatever. Something weird was going on at Cowboys Stadium, for I coulda swore I saw Bobby Carpenter ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    The Dumbest Video I've Ever Seen. Shame on you, Fox. Shame.

    Since I'm usually on 105.3 The Fan as part of the Dallas Cowboys pre-game show, I no longer get to partake in Fox NFL Sunday. My reaction: Praise Allah. Because after seeing this video and learning that this "The King and Us" series is now a weekly staple, I'm embarrassed for Curt, Terry ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    49ers 20, Cowboys 13: My Top 10 Observations

    Not quite as painful as this.​10. Jesse Holley fans - you know who you are - rejoice. Looks like he'll at least survive tomorrow's cut down to 75. The Cowboys are at 77 and have two rookies (Robert Brewster and Brandon Williams) headed off the active roster on to season-ending injured ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Cowboys Stadium Hosted Its First Football Game Saturday, Between Two Guys With PlayStation Controllers

    Patrick Michels Everything's bigger on the Cowboys' new video board. Even Andy Reid.​The day Jerry Jones introduced the world to his huge new TV screen, gamers wondered what it'd be like to plug in their PlayStation and have a game 90 feet above the Cowboys Stadium field.Well, wonder no mor ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 6

    Scouting assistant Rich Behm and his view of training camp.​10. Sounds to me like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is leaning against rebuilding the indoor practice facility that collapsed May 2, leaving special teams coach Joe DeCamillis with a broken back, scouting assistant Rich Behm par ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 1

    Playmaker and his pupil.​Pass along your questions or suggestions of who/what you'd like a report on and I'll watch it at tomorrow's practices. Thursday is the first day of two-a-days. Who knows, we might even see pads. 10. So much for the new-and-improved-and-tougher Wade Phillips. The Cow ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Look (and Cringe at) Who's Talking

    First, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says quarterback Tony Romo is untouchable. "I wouldn't trade Tony for anybody." Now head coach Wade Phillips - who never addressed his team after last season and has been publicly silent since 2008 - says he hasn't talked just because, um, he hasn't want ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Deciphering Jerry Jones

    After almost two months of squirming in relative silence and anonymity, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones poked his head out, saw his shadow, freaked out and decided to give votes of confidence to has-beens George Strait and Terrell Owens and then, just for fun, strip from his head coach th ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Whitt's End

    *In 2009, I'm going to change. Totally change. I'm going to develop an appreciation for sour cream, reality shows and Brett Favre. I will start tipping 20% to every waitperson because, after all, that's what I'm supposed to do. I will be understanding of white pickup trucks that tailgate me and ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Nevermores 33, Never Agains 24

    Lowlights from the final night at Texas Stadium: *I know the Buccaneers and Eagles lost yesterday and there's still hope for the Cowboys making the playoffs. But what happened Saturday night was inexcusable. *Safety Ken Hamlin, who played in the Pro Bowl last January, was unblocked and had bot ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Wintry Mix: The Quiz

    I can almost understand the BCS, just about explain the NBA's defensive three seconds and sometimes even comprehend Tom Hicks' vision to make the Texas Rangers a winner. But I am totally and utterly clueless about what was falling on my driveway last night/this morning. Sleet? Freezing rai ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys 115, Steelers 55

    I hear we've matriculated from MySpace to Facebook, right?Well, screw me. I never got around to creating a MySpace page. Was reminded why today.Don't tell the teens and the 'tweens - or my wife - but something about the whole deal strikes as, um, ridiculously fraudulent.Like, for example, the fact t ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys' Winter Wonderland

    Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?

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    November 20, 2008

    Cowboys Are Back on Track

    With a gutsy win in Washington the Cowboys saved their season and restored our hope. Now what?

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    November 18, 2008

    Should Pacman Come Back, Man?

    Forgiven? Or forgotten? Last week Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was emphatic when asked if he’d like Pacman Jones back. “Yes,” Jones declared. On Monday at Valley Ranch coach Wade Phillips was slightly less enthusiastic. “I really don't know,” Phillips said. “When he's g ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    The Cowboys' Pacman Jones May Be Suspended, But He Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Involved in yet another incident, Pacman Jones' football privileges should be permanently revoked

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    February 22, 2008

    Oscar Overhaul

    If nothing else, Jon Stewart certainly ranks as one of Oscar's ... um ... sportsiest hosts. Maybe? At the risk of offending our nationally acclaimed film connoisseur, I poked around a little on all my Internets today and realized I haven’t seen any of the flicks up for Best Picture in this year’ ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    Giant Disgust with Dallas Cowboys

    Tony Romo and the Cowboys piss away a Super opportunity

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    January 7, 2008

    Oh, No, T.O.

    And now, on to something that should scare Cowboys fans much more than Tony Romo in Mexico. Like, Terrell Owens in street clothes. If you were hoping coach Wade Phillips would pronounce the receiver good to go during his afternoon press conference moments ago at Valley Ranch, prepare to be sorely d ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    ...and Thank You for Tony Romo

    'Tis the season to thank those who helped stuff our stockings with Tony Romo

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    October 18, 2007

    The Dallas Cowboys' Dumbsday Defense

    Despite Dallas' 5-1 start, the Phillips 3-4 has been stupefying

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    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

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

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    April 11, 2007

    The Road to the, um, Super Bowl?

    Remember when you could count on lazy Sunday afternoons watching the Dallas Cowboys from Labor Day until, oh, New Year's? Gone. With the release of the NFL schedule today, the Cowboys will play a franchise-record seven games on national TV, but only nine of their 16 games take place on Sunday aftern ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    "A Shadowy Coalition." Sounds Cool. Can We Join?

    This is either Newt from Aliens or part of a controversial ad campaign. If you go to The Dallas Morning News' Web site, you will see something shocking: Wade Phillips is the new coach of the Dallas Cowboys! No, wait. It's not that. No, among the ads there is one featuring a little girl whose face is ... More >>

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