Aug 062011
 
Dallas Cowboys GM Jerry Jones Listens to Rob Ryan, Signs FA Safety Abram Elam

  It is hard for an old-timer (and hard to believe a fan of the early ’90s Cowboys actually qualifies as such, but I guess so) to get his mind around celebrating the presence of a member of Buddy Ryan’s family on the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff. Hard. But not impossible. Thanks to the influence of Rob […]

Mar 232011
 
Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant Shows His Backside To Mall Shoppers

“Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground.” Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant has apparently receive a criminal trespass warning from the Dallas police department and has been banned from the NorthPark Center Mall in Dallas, WFAA News in Dallas reported yesterday.

Mar 212011
 
War of Words: NFL Players Answer Commissioner Roger Goodell

Remember that summer when you went away to camp and fell in love? You got the girl’s address and began writing love letters back and forth. Well, the letters written from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the NFL players and the one written back to the commissioner by a handful of players are nothing like those […]

Mar 182011
 
Guerrilla Warfare: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Takes Battle to the Trenches

Call it guerrilla warfare— or gorilla warfare, if you prefer. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to be the 800 pound gorilla in the living room of every NFL player. Unsuccessful in moving the NFLPA so much as an inch in the owners’ direction during mediation, Goodell has taken the fight to the trenches. He sent […]

Mar 172011
 
NFL Lockout: Jerry Jones, Adrian Peterson, and other Reasons to Boycott the NFL

What is the NFFFL? Stick with me, and I will tell you. About the time you figure out which side you support in the NFL lockout, someone on that side makes a remark that makes you think twice. One thing that has become painfully obvious to me is that the concern for the fan is […]

Mar 032011
 
2011 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Top 10 Positional Needs

You kind of have to wonder whether, as the the Dallas Cowboys assemble their war room for the 2011 NFL draft, they will hang a few “Most Wanted” pictures up on the wall. After the Great Collapse of 2010 (a name I just made up for the disaster that was last season), this team has […]

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.