Whitt's End

Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go.

*Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna continues to nurse a strained abdominal muscle. While I wouldn't have advocated giving McGee any playing time just to see what's in his bag, I gotta admit that Kitna's injury adds excitement to a game that otherwise would be a boring match-up between a 5-10 team and one headed to the playoffs with nothing to gain in their postseason placement with a win.

*The Cowboys have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown to challenge David Buehler. Dallas needs someone else to kick PATs and field goals, but Brown? Meh. I'd be more interested in seeing what Mat McBriar can do.

*Remember when the Green Bay Packers were interested in Marion Barber before the trade deadline? Me too, which means Jerry Jones failed to get anything back for a player likely to be handed a pink slip after the season.

*OK, one more. Remember when the Cowboys traded first, third and sixth round picks in the 2009 draft for Roy Williams and a seventh rounder in 2010? Of course you do. With Williams likely to be cut as well, any chance of getting anything from those picks disappears with him.

*Hot.

*Not (safe for work).

*One of each.

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Sam Merten
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