Dec 312012
 
Tony Romo: "I let the team down"

Same song, just another verse. Tony Romo and his Dallas Cowboys entered the final week of the season with a chance to make the postseason and failed. There are plenty of reasons and enough excuses to go around. All those injuries going into the game. All those injuries during the game. Pulled muscles and broken [...]

Dec 302012
 
The revival of the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins rivalry

It has been a long time since the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins rivalry really mattered. Over the past 15 years or so, the NFC East has been dominated by the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. But things change. Andy Reid, in my estimation the best coach in Eagles’ history, is on his way [...]

Dec 292012
 
Dez does Dallas: The emergence of Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys

Jerry Jones gave Dez Bryant the number 88 when he drafted him. It is the same number worn by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and should-be Hall of Famer (and recent Ring of Honor inductee) Drew Pearson. To old Cowboy fans like me, it is a pretty special number in Cowboys lore. On April 23, [...]

Dec 282012
 
Silver and BlueBlood says goodbye to a banner year

2012 is almost in the books. For the Dallas Cowboys, the tale of this football year has yet to be told. But for Silver and BlueBlood (SBB), the books are all but closed. And, thanks to our faithful readers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers, it was far and away the best year yet, as I [...]

Dec 242012
 
Cowboys and heroes—difference-makers in 2012

The Cowboys lost a heart-breaker to the Saints. After an unlikely, game-tying 14-point flurry with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, they suffered a crushing loss in overtime. Still this team, with its decimated defense,—Can anyone remember a year like this for so many key players on IR on one side of the ball?— [...]

Dec 172012
 
Cowboys beat the Steelers, continue unlikely late-season roll

The Cowboys beat the Steelers. How ’bout them apples? The Rivalry Going into Sunday’s game, the Cowboys and Steelers had faced off 30 times in their long and storied inter-conference rivalry—three times on the grandest stage of all. They had each won 15. Twelve times, their contests were settled by less than a touchdown. Twice [...]

Nov 102012
 
Sean Payton to coach Dallas Cowboys? Who cares!

“Sean Payton to coach Dallas Cowboys.” No one would be surprised if that was the leading headline in the coming NFL off-season. Since the NFL voided Payton’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, speculation about Jerry Jones setting his sights on the former Cowboys assistant has run rampant. And why not? We have seen it [...]

Sep 172012
 
Seahawks beat Cowboys down and that beats me down

Some may have seen an upset in the offing in the great Northwest. Before Sunday, somewhere a column or blog heading may have read, “Seahawks Beat Cowboys.” I doubt it. but maybe. But did anyone see that coming? Did anyone see the Cowboys completely dismantled and destroyed by that bunch? Sure, the Seahawks are a different team [...]

Sep 092012
 
2012 NFL Season Forecast: Starry skies and clear mountain mornings

Dateline: Calgary, Alberta, Canada—The western frontier home of the world’s largest Rodeo. From the 10th floor of the Calgary Radisson, on this overcast and seasonably cool morning, I bring you the official SBB 2012 NFL Season Forecast. I predict the 2012 NFL season will be a rodeo to remember. 2012 NFL Division and Conference Winners [...]

Sep 062012
 
Tony Romo shines as Cowboys defeat Eli Manning's Giants

The Tony Romo haters have to hate the way the 2012 NFL season kicked off. For the past nine years, the previous season’s Super Bowl winner has kicked off the season with a home game. For the first time in these nine years, the defending Super Bowl champs lost the opener at home as, in [...]