Jul 292014
 
Of Bulldoggers and Bowling Balls: The Fullback Legacy of the Dallas Cowboys

With theĀ recent passing of former Cowboys great Robert Newhouse, we were reminded once again about the underrated and less celebrated nature of theĀ fullback position. History seems to prove that this overlooked job is earmarked for the less talented, non-athletic body types. Yet any perennial 1000 yard rusher will tell you these guys are indispensable to [...]

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. [...]

Dec 092013
 
Matt Prater breaks hallowed Tom Dempsey record, sadly...

Sunday, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, aided by the thin air of the Mile High City, broke one of the coolest and most hallowed NFL records, when he booted a 64-yard field goal. Count me among the few old heads who hated to see the record fall. The prior record was set by the venerable [...]

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 [...]

Sep 062013
 
Peyton Manning ties NFL record for touchdowns in a game, ruins perception of old school NFL

On the opening night of the 2013-14 NFL season, against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, Peyton Manning became the sixth member of an elite NFL club by throwing seven touchdowns in a single game. It has been 44 years since that feat was last accomplished. I have two things to point out today: [...]

May 162013
 
Blast from the past has passed on: Chuck Muncie dies at 60

Chuck Muncie dies and brings to life a flood of precious football memories for me and my generation of NFL fans. That is the thing about life. The longer you live, the more death is a part of it. People you looked up to, admired, whose careers you followed, who entertained and enthralled you in [...]