Dec 302013
 
Dallas Cowboys fall short again: The anatomy of a so-so season

The playoffs have not even begun and already it is time to look back on the Dallas Cowboys 2013 campaign, because they are, of course, done. This time, it was not Tony Romo playing his guts out and then throwing a gut-wrenching interception that ends the season. It was his backup. Kyle Orton. You remember [...]

Dec 262013
 
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: The picture of consistency

A favorite preacher/pastor/mentor of mine, who is now in glory, used to love to use a famous Shakespeare quote. “Consistency,” he would say in his supremely authoritative and clarion voice, “Thou are a jewel.” I am inclined to agree. Unless, of course, you are consistently bad. Or, worse (if you happen to be in the [...]

Dec 172013
 
The Jerry Jones Story: A series of unfortunate events | Dallas Cowboys

My youngest daughter was enamored with Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events books. The other day, my grandson was watching the movie with his aunt, who was passing on her love for the stories to the next generation. I could not help, as I watched the cartoonish character portrayed by Jim Carrey, thinking about Jerry [...]

Dec 102013
 
Frigid Chicago, Mediocre Bears, and "Coach" Jones undo Cowboys, 45-28

It was the second coldest game in Cowboys’ history. It was the sixth loss of the 2013 season. It was the second time this season the Cowboys defense (for lack of a better term) failed to force a punt. It was just ten yards shy of being the fifth time this season the Dallas D [...]

Dec 082013
 
Dallas Cowboys at a crossroads in Monday night tilt with Chicago Bears

The Cowboys are 7-5. Two whole games over .500. For a team that has not finished above .500 in four seasons, that is kind of a big deal. With four games to go, the Cowboys can either make a move towards winning that elusive NFC East title and making the playoffs, or they can slide [...]

Dec 062013
 
The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky | A Book Review

When I was a kid, there were three things I knew I could count on: God and His Son, Jesus Christ; my mom and dad; and Tom Landry. Tom Landry was the rock-jawed, suit-clad, fedora-topped figure patrolling the sidelines of Texas stadium, giving guidance and stability to America’s Team, my beloved Dallas Cowboys. He had [...]

Nov 262013
 
Cowboys beat the Giants in a tight, but bloodless game despite promise from Jason Pierre-Paul

Before the Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday, Jason Pierre-Paul—another sports dude with a hyphenated last name, which is just weird, since that is a designation historically used by married women who wanted to hang onto their old identity and incorporate it into the new—promised a Cowboys whooping and a blood-letting, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com: [...]

Nov 192013
 
Jerry Jones loves the pain of criticism

The most over-asked question in Cowboys’ history (if not NFL history or maybe even human history): “Does Jerry Jones the owner ever think about firing Jerry Jones the GM?” The answer, if you cut through the verbal weaving and swerving Jones the owner does when asked a simple question is quite simply, “Hell, no!” Seventeen [...]

Nov 182013
 
Junior Miller of the Ticket calls for Tony Romo to throw more interceptions

I was flabbergasted this morning while listening to my favorite sports (and guy) talk radio station, KTCK 1310, the Ticket. The Musers (easily the best show on the Ticket) were discussing this year’s Cowboys’ offense, which has taken a decidedly conservative turn. Co-host Junior Miller actually called for more Romo interceptions. Well, he didn’t demand [...]