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. […]

Nov 012010
 
Randy Moss On The Market: Should The Cowboys Be In the Market?

In the 1998 draft, Jerry Jones failed to pull the trigger on drafting future superstar receiver Randy Moss, opting instead to go with Greg Ellis. We all know how that turned out. Ellis put together a respectable career in Dallas, one that garnered him one Pro Bowl appearance in 11 seasons with the Cowboys. Meanwhile, […]

Oct 282010
 
Troy Aikman Joins Charles Haley and Tony Dorsett in Criticism of Current Dallas Cowboys Team

In recent days, former Dallas Cowboys greats have weighed in on the state of the current team. During an ESPN Chalk Talk before Monday Night’s game, five-time Super Bowl winner Charles Haley and legendary running back Tony Dorsett minced no words in their assessment of the group currently wearing the star they so proudly wore […]

Sep 072010
 
Smack-Talking, Dan Hampton, The Dallas Cowboys, Brokeback Mountain, and Katrina

According the ranting Chicago Bears defensive lineman-turned-talking head Dan Hampton, the Dallas Cowboys “think they are Clint Eastwood, but are more the Brokeback variety, if you know what I mean.” I will leave the homophobic lamentations to those who worry over such things and instead focus on the implication and the meat head who made […]

Jun 202010
 
Like Father, Like Son: Top Dad/Son Duos Involving Dallas Cowboys

The most notable— and easily the most remarkable— father/son tandem in NFL history is the Manning Trio. Father Archie, though he labored on a losing team his entire career, was widely recognized as a highly-talented quarterback. His two boys, Peyton and Eli, have each led their respective teams to a Super Bowl championship…and Peyton is […]

Feb 142010
 
Emmitt Smith: NFL Hall of Fame No-Brainer in More Ways Than One

Emmitt Smith was a no-brainer for the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame selection committee. One wonders whether his presenter had to do any more than stand and say, “Emmitt Smith: I rest my case.” Despite his Hall of Fame credentials, Emmitt Smith is still a lightening rod. Most people outside Dallas do not think of […]

Feb 012010
 
Jay Novacek's Loss a Mortal Reminder That We Are All the Same

Sometimes we forget. We analyze, criticize, immortalize, and demonize professional athletes every day. We worship them. We love them. We follow t hem. We hate them. We berate them. We toss them aside. Then tragedy strikes and we are reminded that these men and women gifted with such extraordinary skills, living their lives on such […]