Feb 052014
 
Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium may hurt the team more than it helps

Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium rocks. What is the one thing Dallas Cowboys fans can point to with pride and say, “We have the best in the NFL?” AT&T Stadium, of course. Every announcer covering an event there acknowledges that Jerry Jones has built the most fabulous sports venue in the Universe. No wonder it is […]

Jan 272014
 
High Lonesome | The Dallas Cowboys are an important part of NFL history, but are they just...history?

The cowboy is perhaps the most romantic figure in American history. From gunfights at high noon to fighting off hostile Indians to cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail, the mystical cowboy with his rough-and-tumble persona, his indomitable spirit, and his simple, straightforward idea of justice, blazed the trail for westward expansion. But that was then. […]

Jan 212014
 
The Richard Sherman rant: Intelligent, lucid...classless?

Let’s take a break from the woeful Cowboys and turn our attention to the hottest topic in sports: the Richard Sherman rant. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman made perhaps the play of the year in the NFL when he ended the 49ers’ furious comeback bid by tipping a Kaepernick pass to a teammate. Interception in […]

Jan 032014
 
Jim Mora and the Top 10 Coach Rants of All Time

So, my Texas Longhorns have reportedly moved Jim Mora, Jr. to the head of the line in their search for Mack Brown’s replacement. That’s all cool and everything, especially if he promises to bring his Daddy, one of the all-time great sports ranters with him. I know Junior is his own man with his own […]

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 […]

Oct 142013
 
Redskins vs Costas...or, what will the PC of Costas cost us?

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the longtime, bitter rival Washington Redskins Sunday night in dominant fashion. It was a war of attrition for the Cowboys, who lost all-world DE DeMarcus Ware to an aggravated quad and starting RB DeMarco Murray to a sprained knee. The Cowboys, to the wonder of Chris Collinsworth (and Cowboys fans everywhere), […]

Sep 292013
 
Can DeMarco and DeMarcus carry the Cowboys to victory in San Diego?

Last week, DeMarco Murray had a breakout game against the St. Louis Rams. He went off for 175 yards on 26 carries. His ability to gouge the defense bought Tony Romo time in the pocket. Consequently, Romo finished the game 17 of 24, threw for three touchdowns and had no interceptions. It was one of […]

Jan 252013
 
Dallas Cowboys MADD as Hell and not gonna take it anymore?

Two Dallas Cowboys players have been arrested on DWI charges in the past month. Each arrest involved a late-night car wreck. One of those players, Josh Brent, faces manslaughter charges because his passenger and teammate (and apparently best pal) Jerry Brown died in the accident. The other, former Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff, was reportedly belligerent […]

Jan 132013
 
Ray Lewis and the culture of convenient and celebrity Christianity

Last night, NFL pundits celebrated the illustrious career of one of the fiercest competitors to ever don an NFL uniform. From the analysts in the booth and studio to the hundreds of media types tweeting sentimental snippets, Lewis was hailed as a great leader, a great competitor, a great tackler…great, great, great. 1/3/13 -“Do you […]

Aug 192012
 
Cowboys preseason 2012: week two observations

Cowboys lose to the Chargers, 28–20. Few things frustrate me more than NFL preseason football, mainly because it is almost football, but not quite. The other reason is that one is tempted to overrate the significance of individual and team performances. Some teams and lots of players are preseason superstars. And at the end of […]