Dec 192009
 
The Worst of Times: The Dallas Cowboys' Deflating Decade

It was the best of times (for some). It was the worst of times (for us). And so it ends. In a few days hence, just like that, the clock strikes midnight, Dec. 31, 2009, and the first decade of the 21st Century draws to an end. It came in like a lion, with the […]

Dec 142009
 
Inglourious Basterds: The Ten Most Underrated Dallas Cowboys of All Time

With insincere apologies to Quentin Tarrantino for pilfering his wonderful movie title (I even kept the curious spelling because it just seems to fit the blood-and-gluts glory of yesterday’s NFL: you know, before they instituted a glorified game of two-hand touch football), I give you the ten most underrated Dallas Cowboys in team history. Some […]

Dec 122009
 
Cowboys – Chargers: Collision At The Crossroads

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost The Dallas Cowboys  are 8 – 4, and as coach Wade Phillips reminded the media, that […]

Dec 082009
 
Cowboys' Loss In New York (Sort Of) a Giant Disappointment

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Giants Sunday. If you do not believe me, just ask head coach Wade Phillips. He will delight in telling you all of the good things his team did that day. He will outline all of the ways his team won. It was, after all, a record-setting day for Tony Romo […]

Dec 032009
 
Wade Phillips Defensive After Jerry Jones's Remarks About His Future

Wade Phillips has his Dallas Cowboys sitting rather pretty: They are 8-3 after eleven games and leading the NFC East by one game over the Philadelphia Eagles. After a slow start, their defense has come on strong, proving themselves to be among the best in the league. The offense has sputtered here and there, but […]

Dec 022009
 
  Hines Ward's Reminder: Cowboys Are Better Without Terrell Owens

Hines Ward, it is well-known by now, called out his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on national television before the Pittsburgh Steelers – Baltimore Ravens game last Sunday. His comments dropped jaws all over NFL fandom, and sent shock waves through the Steelers’ locker room. Roethlisberger, after practicing all week, cited headaches he was experiencing on Saturday […]

Nov 272009
 
Colt McCoy Says Goodbye Texas A&M Aggies; Hello Heisman

(Pardon me while I slip into Burnt Orange mode a moment.) The Texas A&M Aggies played their “national championship” (of the Republic of Texas) yesterday. They played well. They fought valiantly. They left everything they had on the field. And…they lost. The Texas Longhorns narrowly escaped their matchup with Texas A&M, 49-39. Some will hold […]

Nov 262009
 
Thanksgiving: The Perfect Time for Jason Garrett Heroics

Dateline Thanksgiving Day, 1994 – The Dallas Cowboys staggered into the holiday match-up with the Green Bay Packers – a team they had owned throughout the ’90s – battered and beaten. A worried Cowboys nation nervously gnawed Turkey legs and anxiously awaited the afternoon kickoff, sure this would not go well. After all, Cowboys hall […]

Nov 252009
 
Jerry Jones and Al Davis: Shriveled Peas In a Thanksgiving Pod

One is eighty and the other pushing seventy. One looks like the skeletal remains of an aged 1930s Chicago-land gangster and the other like a Michael Jackson starter kit with his recent face work and new teeth. One built the Raiduhhhhs into one of the NFL’s elite franchises and then systematically shredded it, piece by […]

Nov 232009
 
Cowboys Sneak Past Redskins: Lessons From a Close Call

Cowboys 7, Redskins 6. One could almost stop there and declare, “Enough said.” But it isn’t enough to repeat the shocking score from the Redskins’ first ever visit to the new Jerry World (aka, Cowboys’ Stadium). No, we need to dig a little deeper if any lessons are to be learned from a 6-3 Cowboys […]