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.

Feb 052011
 
Getting Down in Downtown Dallas: NFLPA Throws Biggest Party of Super Bowl Week

In Texas, Friday night lights can mean one thing, and one thing only: Football, baby. Last night, the NFL Players Association gave new meaning to the term with their NFL Players party, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, beneath the bright lights of the iconic Reunion Tower. Outside, the roads were ice-covered and […]

Jan 272011
 

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (R) looks to gain a first down while Arizona Cardinals Dominique Ridgers-Cromartie (L) looks to stop him in the first quarter of the Cardinals-Cowboys game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ December 25, 2010. UPI/Art Foxall For the second time in his eight-year career, Dallas Cowboys tight […]

Jan 112011
 
Folk Hero: Should The Dallas Cowboys Have Kept Kicker Nick Folk?

Nick Folk was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He was supposed to solve the team’s kicking quandary for years to come. He was meant to have ample opportunity to become a game-changing hero in games that meant the most. Folk did just what he was meant to […]

Jan 042011
 
Diamonds In The Poo-Poo: Dallas Cowboys Top Ten Performers in 2010

Emmitt Smith once famously said about his team, “We had some diamonds, but we had a lotta cow poo poo around it, and the diamonds was mixed in with the poo poo…it just all look like poo poo.” (The Grammar is Mr. Smith’s alone.) If that was true of the late ’90s Cowboys, it was […]

Dec 182010
 
Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin, Mike Jenkins and Anthony Spencer are Fool's Gold

This time last year, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin was putting the finishing touches on his breakout year. The man from Monmouth, mysteriously overlooked by talent scouts coming out of high school and again when he became NFL draft eligible, was setting the NFL on its ear, ripping defensive backfields to shreds, and leaving […]

Dec 102010
 
Will Michael Vick-timize the Dallas Cowboys?

The Philadelphia Eagles have a score to settle. In fact, they have three scores to settle. In 2009, the Dallas Cowboys swept the Eagles, winning twice in the regular season and then humiliating Philadelphia 34–14 in the opening round of the playoffs. It was the Cowboys’ first playoff win since the Clinton administration.