Jan 222013
 
Dallas Cowboys Super Bowls past and passed

While Jerry fiddles and (Jim) Rome burns, the Dallas Cowboys have quietly passed the torch to other teams. Like an Olympic runner carrying the torch (if the runner was falling down drunk and weaving in and out of traffic), Jerry has passed the Super Bowl supremacy torch to some of the Cowboys’ most hated rivals. [...]

Jan 192013
 
Jason Garrett and the ones that got away

Jason Garrett is uncomfortable, just like his boss Jerry Jones promised he would be. All around him heads have been rolling and changes coming. Skip Peete, running backs coach, gone. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, gone. His own brother John, tight ends coach, all but gone. Rumor has it his play calling duties will soon be…you [...]

Jan 172013
 
Ranking the Dallas Cowboys head coaches

There have been but eight head coaches in the Cowboys’ 53 year history. All but one of them have been hired by the current ownership. The first coach, Tom Landry, lasted 29 years on the job. That is longer than the rest of them put together. With so much controversy and uncertainty swirling about Jason [...]

Jan 162013
 
Will the Harbaugh brothers meet in the Super Bowl?

The Harbaugh brothers, Jim and John, are each, for the second consecutive year, one step from the Super Bowl. That is pretty, pretty good. No? It raises the question (though it does not beg it, because begging the question is a philosophical term that has nothing to do with raising a question): Are the Harbaugh [...]

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 [...]

Jan 112013
 
Dallas Cowboys target Monte Kiffin for defensive coordinator and that is a good thing

Monte Kiffin is so old, he remembers when the Grand Canyon was just a ditch. Monte Kiffin is so old, when he was in school, they were writing history rather than reading it. Monte Kiffin is so old, he has an autographed copy of the King James Bible. Monte Kiffin is so old… He doesn’t [...]

Jan 092013
 
Why did Jerry Jones fire Rob Ryan?

Why did Jerry Jones fire Rob Ryan? After the season was over, Jones famously said that things were going to be uncomfortable around Valley Ranch. He promised, in so many words, significant change. But why Rob Ryan? Sure, the defense was porous and played poorly. But Ryan had to assemble a team that excluded as [...]

Jan 032013
 
Dallas Cowboys All-Time Depth Chart

If you had all of the Dallas Cowboys from all time, how would you fill out a three-deep depth chart at each position? This is the question I asked myself and set out to answer. The answer is not as easy to come by as you think. There are some hard decisions to make. Roger [...]