Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*The Dallas Cowboys began the season at 9/1 odds to make the Super Bowl. At the halfway point of the season they are now 500/1. The over/under for wins for interim head coach Jason Garrett: 2.5. Give me the over, though I fully realize that Garrett is part of the problem in the first place.
*If Cliff Lee signs with the New York Yankees do we boo him the first time he shows up in Arlington in pinstripes? He helped the Rangers to their best season ever. But he would've also lost two World Series games and turned his back on us for ... them.
*I'm soooooo sick of critics saying Dirk Nowitzki is soft. If you watched him roll his ankle Wednesday night in Memphis and then return after halftime, I rest my case. The guy has missed 32 games in 12 seasons. He's a finesse player, yes. But to call him a wussy with a p is just ridiculously wrong.
*Here's the deal: I'm offering you a job that pays $567,000 a year. The only requirement is that you ride exclusively a public bus everywhere you go for 365 days. No cars. No taxis. No limos. No airplanes. No helicopters. No hot air balloons. No bicycles. No motorcycles. No skateboards. No horseback. No buggies. Oh yes, you can walk. But if you do it has to be barefoot. Are you accepting the position?
*Here's hoping John Patrick Barton rots in prison. With three DWI's already on his record, he celebrated his 30th birthday by buying 31 drinks at a Dallas bar and then jumping in his wife's car to drive home early Easter morning. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit and he was driving 134 mph when he slammed into the back of another car near 35 and 121, killing a 33-year-old mom and her 13-year-old daughter. Sentenced to life in prison and not eligible for parole until 2040, he says he plans to enroll in seminary in prison as a way to honor his victims. Hope God rejects his admission application.