Aug 042013
 
The Strongest Cowboy and The Coach: Larry Allen and Bill Parcells inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

A Big Man Takes Center Stage Larry Allen was known as the NFL’s strongest man. He once bench pressed 700 pounds. “I did it naturally,” Allen said. “All right. What’s funny is once I benched 700 pounds, they tested me twice a week for the rest of my career.” Allen was  seldom heard from during […]

Apr 072013
 
Tony Dorsett and me: A personal football journey

I was 15 years old when the Dallas Cowboys pulled off the greatest trade in team history (the greatest at the time, that is) and snagged the 2nd pick in the first round from the Seattle Seahawks. With that pick, the Cowboys selected Tony Dorsett from the University of Pittsburgh. Dorsett was, at the time, […]

Feb 042013
 
New NFL Hall of Famer Larry Allen is the strong, silent, destructive type

New NFL Hall of Famer Larry Allen played on one of the best offensive lines ever assembled. They were the line that cleared the way for Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. They were the line that protected Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, giving him time to find targets like Hall of Fame […]

Apr 032012
 
Dallas Cowboys HoF DB Mel Renfro talks about his career, his coach and his Cowboys

My heroes have always been Cowboys. I was six years old when my Uncle Darrell began drilling me on Cowboys’ names and numbers. From the beginning, one of my favorite Cowboys was  the great defensive back Mel Renfro. Imagine my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to conduct a 15-minute phone interview with this […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Aug 092009
 
Bob Hayes is in the Hall of Fame (And it is about Damn Time!)

He was a world famous athlete before he joined the Dallas Cowboys. Already a world record holder in the 100 meter dash and the owner of an Olympic gold medal, “Bullet” Bob Hayes was known as the the fastest man in the world. In 2009, he remains the only man to ever earn an Olympic […]

Jul 062009
 
A Rebuttal: Top 10 Dallas Cowboys of All Time

The NFL Network recently offered an episode in its Top 10 series in which they named their top ten Dallas Cowboys of all time. While the names on their list are all undeniably great, they used flawed logic in their selections. I intend to set the record straight by giving you the real top ten […]