Dec 242012
 
Cowboys and heroes—difference-makers in 2012

The Cowboys lost a heart-breaker to the Saints. After an unlikely, game-tying 14-point flurry with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, they suffered a crushing loss in overtime. Still this team, with its decimated defense,—Can anyone remember a year like this for so many key players on IR on one side of the ball?— […]

Dec 172012
 
Cowboys beat the Steelers, continue unlikely late-season roll

The Cowboys beat the Steelers. How ’bout them apples? The Rivalry Going into Sunday’s game, the Cowboys and Steelers had faced off 30 times in their long and storied inter-conference rivalry—three times on the grandest stage of all. They had each won 15. Twelve times, their contests were settled by less than a touchdown. Twice […]

Nov 122012
 
Holmgren to Cowboys rumor—Yea, Nay or Yay!?

The Cowboys got a crucial win over the Eagles yesterday by riding defensive and special teams touchdowns to victory…and by knocking Michael Vick out of commission and then harassing rookie QB Nick Foles just enough. Oh, and by Tony Romo not throwing a single INT. So, let’s celebrate the big win by throwing fuel on […]

Nov 102012
 
Sean Payton to coach Dallas Cowboys? Who cares!

“Sean Payton to coach Dallas Cowboys.” No one would be surprised if that was the leading headline in the coming NFL off-season. Since the NFL voided Payton’s contract with the New Orleans Saints, speculation about Jerry Jones setting his sights on the former Cowboys assistant has run rampant. And why not? We have seen it […]

Oct 012012
 
Cowboys lose on MNF—or was it SNL?

The Cowboys lose for the second time in four games—and, just as we saw in Seattle, it was an embarrassing meltdown of epic proportions. Tonight’s game left me wondering if I was watching Monday Night Football or Saturday Night Live, because the Cowboys are proving they are not-yet-ready-for-primetime-players. Where to begin? Oh wait, I know. […]

Sep 252012
 
Seahawks celebrate replacement refs and the touchdown that wasn't

What the NFL has done this season with the replacement refs is a disservice to everyone: the teams, the players, the coaches, the fans and, perhaps most of all, the replacement referees themselves. The third weekend of NFL play was by far the worst of all. It seemed every single game was marked by blown […]

Sep 172012
 
Seahawks beat Cowboys down and that beats me down

Some may have seen an upset in the offing in the great Northwest. Before Sunday, somewhere a column or blog heading may have read, “Seahawks Beat Cowboys.” I doubt it. but maybe. But did anyone see that coming? Did anyone see the Cowboys completely dismantled and destroyed by that bunch? Sure, the Seahawks are a different team […]

Sep 162012
 
Bobblehead Tony Romo returns to Seattle, the scene of the crying shame

Tony Romo bobbled the snap on a potential chip-shot field goal that would have given his Cowboys the lead over the Seattle Seahawks. It was one unfortunate play in an otherwise solid performance—including his guiding the team down the field to set up the potential game-winning 19 yard field goal. Tony Romo was the Cinderella […]

Sep 092012
 
2012 NFL Season Forecast: Starry skies and clear mountain mornings

Dateline: Calgary, Alberta, Canada—The western frontier home of the world’s largest Rodeo. From the 10th floor of the Calgary Radisson, on this overcast and seasonably cool morning, I bring you the official SBB 2012 NFL Season Forecast. I predict the 2012 NFL season will be a rodeo to remember. 2012 NFL Division and Conference Winners […]