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 082011
 
Dallas Cowboys RFA Decisions: Hurd 'Em Up, Head 'Em Out

Sam Hurd is done in Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys elected not to tender the restricted free agent. In his four seasons with the Cowboys, Sam Hurd caught just 45 passes for 630 yards and two touchdowns. He has languished on the bench as a second- and third-string wide receiver for the entirety of his career. […]

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 272011
 
Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and the Courtship of Cam Newton

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to draft Cam Newton. Is the Dallas Cowboys owner officially crazy— or is he crazy like a fox? One of the entertaining things that happens around this time of year is the way prospective rookies allegedly “move up and down” the draft boards of NFL teams. This often occurs […]

Feb 242011
 
Draft Dodgers: Dallas Cowboys' All-Time Top 10 Undrafted Players

The NFL draft is just around the corner and everyone is scrambling to put together their 2011 NFL mock draft. Of course, then the men making the decisions—men like Jerry Jones and Al Davis, for instance—proceed to make a mockery of the mock drafts. Every Dallas Cowboys fan has to be a bit tied up in […]

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 132011
 
Jimmy Johnson Says Cowboys Not That Far From Packers

DATELINE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas— Silverandblueblood.com was invited to join  local print and television media for an exclusive event sponsored by Crown Royal. Just five days after Super Bowl XLV was played in Cowboys Stadium, legendary coach and Metroplex icon Jimmy Johnson lead two fearless flag football teams onto the turf of the world’s most […]

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 […]