Jan 182011
 
Dallas Cowboys Jason Garrett and Rob Ryan: The Odd Couple Just Might Work

Don’t look now, Dallas, but your resident football genius and redheaded step-son, Cowboys’ head coach, Jason Garrett, has just hired “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski—aka, Rob Ryan— to whip your team’s defense into shape. The Princeton scholar has hired a fellow who graduated from Clown College. Or was it Hamburger U?

Jan 172011
 
Silver and Blue Blood Exclusive: Emmitt Smith Talks Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones and More

This is the second installment of an exclusive silverandblueblood.com interview with NFL Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. Smith played on three Super Bowl championship teams and is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. I asked Emmitt to talk about the Dallas Cowboys.

Jan 142011
 
SilverandBlueBlood Exclusive Interview, Part One: Emmitt Smith Talks NFL Playoffs, NFL Lock-Out, and Running Backs

SilverandBlueBlood sat down with Emmitt Smith to talk about the NFL playoffs, the looming player lockout, and NFL running backs. Well, I was sitting. I assume Emmitt was, too. This was a phone interview. Here is how it went down. SBB: I understand we have this opportunity thanks to the good people at Hershey’s and [...]

Jan 142011
 
All In The Family? Dallas Cowboys Set To Interview Rob Ryan For Defensive Coordinator Position

For men—and football-loving women—of a certain age, the Dallas Cowboys hiring Rob Ryan, son of arch enemy Buddy Ryan, is something akin to Laila Ali (that’s Muhammad Ali’s daughter) marrying one of George Foreman’s kids (all of which, I believe, are named George.) If you are old enough to remember the Buddy Ryan era in [...]

Jan 112011
 
Folk Hero: Should The Dallas Cowboys Have Kept Kicker Nick Folk?

Nick Folk was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He was supposed to solve the team’s kicking quandary for years to come. He was meant to have ample opportunity to become a game-changing hero in games that meant the most. Folk did just what he was meant to [...]

Jan 102011
 
New Sheriff in Town: Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett Gives Ray Sherman the Boot

First, Jerry Jones interviewed Cowboys receivers coach Ray Sherman for the position of head coach. Then, Jason Garrett was named head coach. Now, Ray Sherman is unemployed. In other words, either Jason Garrett or Jerry Jones has fired Ray Sherman.

Jan 062011
 
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett: Jerry Jones Got It Right

Jerry Jones had to make a change at head coach. His hand was forced by an embarrassing 1–7 start, punctuated by a 45–7 shellacking at the hands of the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The day after the Wisconsin massacre, Jones fired Wade Phillips and named Jason Garrett interim head coach. Today, January [...]

Jan 042011
 
Diamonds In The Poo-Poo: Dallas Cowboys Top Ten Performers in 2010

Emmitt Smith once famously said about his team, “We had some diamonds, but we had a lotta cow poo poo around it, and the diamonds was mixed in with the poo poo…it just all look like poo poo.” (The Grammar is Mr. Smith’s alone.) If that was true of the late ’90s Cowboys, it was [...]

Jan 012011
 
Dallas Cowboys: Top Ten Reasons They Will Fare Better in 2011

2010 was a miserable year for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans. It may well have been the most disappointing year in team history. Never fear silver and blue bloods: a new year has dawned and 2011 will be much kinder to your Cowboys. That is, if there is football in 2011. Big “if” there. [...]

Dec 262010
 
2011 Super Bowl Betting: Odds Are the Odds Will Change

Get ready for an understatement or two, starting…now. Sports betting is big business. Super Bowl betting is the biggest of that very big business. It is also risky business: more so now because of free agency and because of the way the NFL schedules the toughest teams from the prior year against one another, giving [...]