Apr 242012
 
Dallas Cowboys will draft SS Mark Barron

For nearly a decade, the Dallas Cowboys defense has been without a safety net.  That should change Thursday night when Jerry Jones and company adds Alabama Crimson Tide strong safety Mark Barron to the roster. Barron will become, by all indications, the best player at the position since Roy Willams (the young, ferocious-hitting, play-making variety). He […]

Jan 152011
 
NFL Playoff Predictions, Divisional Week Edition

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. That said, let’s review my wildcard week predictions and brace ourselves for another fearless safari in the NFL playoff jungle. Here is how we did last week: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks upset the Super Bowl-defending Saints, 41–36. I had the Saints winning. (Who […]

Jan 082011
 
NFL Playoffs Predictions: Against All Odds—Or Not

The time has come to make our picks for the NFL playoffs. Some do this at the beginning of a season, which is dicey and mostly an exercise in futility and tomfoolery. (That doesn’t keep me from joining them occasionally, of course.) Now that we know who the participants in the 2010 NFL Playoffs are, […]

Jan 012011
 
Dallas Cowboys: Top Ten Reasons They Will Fare Better in 2011

2010 was a miserable year for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans. It may well have been the most disappointing year in team history. Never fear silver and blue bloods: a new year has dawned and 2011 will be much kinder to your Cowboys. That is, if there is football in 2011. Big “if” there. […]

Dec 262010
 
2011 Super Bowl Betting: Odds Are the Odds Will Change

Get ready for an understatement or two, starting…now. Sports betting is big business. Super Bowl betting is the biggest of that very big business. It is also risky business: more so now because of free agency and because of the way the NFL schedules the toughest teams from the prior year against one another, giving […]

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.

Oct 172010
 
Dallas Cowboys Will Beat The Minnesota Vikings Today, Thanks to Brett Favre

Here is a last-minute football prediction for you: In the game dubbed by many as the Panic Bowl between the 1-3 Dallas Cowboys and the 1-3 Minnesota Vikings, the Cowboys will beat the odds, the crowd and the Vikes. That’s right. You heard it hear last: The Cowboys will win and Brett Favre will be […]

Sep 132010
 
Dallas Cowboys Lose to Washington Redskins, But Why???

Despite all my best efforts to prevent it, my knee keeps jerking. When a writer is a fan first, he has the liberty to throw the mythical notion of objectivity out the window and just say what he thinks or feels. After a loss like the one the Dallas Cowboys suffered at the hands of […]

Apr 212010
 
2010 NFL Schedule: How Will The NFC East Fare?

So, the NFL schedule is out and the mad rush to predict the future is on. I personally think these April predictions border on the absurd. So much will change between now and the first week of the regular season. Not to mention that there is no real continuity any more. Yesterday’s thoroughbred is today’s […]

Jan 062010
 
Super Bowl XLIV Will Be Jerry Bowl I

Welcome to the brave world of NFL playoff predictions, where a writer puts his reputation for good sense and objective reasoning on the line by making a way-too-specific prediction about things to come. I feel like a weatherman, but even they have the good sense to hedge their bet. “There is a 50% chance of […]