Aug 192011
 
Drew Pearson Finally Takes His Rightful Place in the Cowboys' Ring of Honor

On a day when I would like to give Jerry Jones credit for making a good call by placing Drew Pearson in Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, I find myself instead a little miffed that it took him so long. As the sole Keeper of the Keys to this highest honor bestowed by the team on [...]

Feb 162011
 
Mommas, Don't Let your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies

In the past month, I have been privileged to talk to such legendary Cowboys as Randy White, Emmitt Smith and Jimmy Johnson. To a man, when the conversation turned to what went wrong with the 2010 Cowboys, the answer was that they were too soft, too undisciplined and just plain sloppy.

Feb 092011
 
Bruce Thornton: Former Dallas Cowboy Talks Football, Life, and Life Without Football

Bruce Thornton is a big man. During the Premiere League flag football game, put on by the NFL Players Association the Friday night before the Super Bowl, I spotted him (well, I could not have missed him) in the media bullpen, towering over the rest of us. It is hard to believe, but I recognized [...]

Feb 072011
 

I was invited by the NFL Players Association to cover the first annual edition of the Legends Brunch on Sunday morning. I don’t mean to name-drop, but Deacon Jones, “Mean” Joe Greene (a native Texan, you know), Jack Youngblood, Ronnie Lott, Floyd Little and John Lynch were there…along with others.

Feb 052011
 
Cowboys Legend Randy White Talks Cowboys, Super Bowl, Hall of Fame...and Detergent?

(Audio of full Randy White interview at the end of this article. Give it a listen. Good stuff!) Randy White. For Cowboys fans of a certain age, the very name carries a certain mystique. He is the Manster— half man, half monster. He is, according to our own list, one of the top five players [...]

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. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Dec 072010
 
Don Meredith: The Original Dallas Cowboy Could Play

“Outlined against a gray November sky, The Four Horsemen rode again Sunday in the Cotton Bowl. You remember their names: Death, Famine, Pestilence and Meredith.” That opening line—penned by Gary Cartwright of The Dallas Times Herald some time in the 1960s, after the Dallas Cowboys and their irrepressible quarterback Don Meredith had failed to acquit [...]

Dec 072010
 

Don Meredith was listed at 6’3″, 210 pounds, but to a growing nation of football fan, he was bigger than life. Because of him and his ABC booth partners, Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell, the NFL experienced unprecedented growth during the 1970s. The game that had long labored under the giant shadow of Major League [...]

Dec 032010
 
Blown Coverage: Deion Sanders on Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant

Deion Sanders may be the greatest cornerback to ever grace a football field. Not only did he epitomize the shutdown corner, the very term was invented to describe him. That said, Deion is also among the biggest self-promoters to ever play a team sport. He dubbed himself “Prime Time,” danced to the beat of his [...]

Nov 172010
 
Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant and The Old 88s

I used to drive a fully-loaded Olds 88. (That’s insider talk for Oldsmobile 88. Wink.) I enjoy the musical stylings of the Old 97s (not to mention their nostalgic-sounding, cool-vibing name.) But for Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver and rookie of the year candidate Dez Bryant, any appreciation of team history begins with the Old 88s. [...]