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 062011
 
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett: Jerry Jones Got It Right

Jerry Jones had to make a change at head coach. His hand was forced by an embarrassing 1–7 start, punctuated by a 45–7 shellacking at the hands of the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The day after the Wisconsin massacre, Jones fired Wade Phillips and named Jason Garrett interim head coach. Today, January [...]

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 [...]

Jan 022011
 
Purple Reign: TCU Reminds Us the BCS is BS

TCU did what they had to do: they posted an undefeated season and beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Going into the Granddaddy of them all, Wisconsin was believed by many to be the hottest team in the country. They boast an NFL-sized offensive line and a three-headed monstrosity at running back. Plenty of pundits [...]

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 232010
 
Great NFL Quotes

“Everybody loves a good quote.” ~Anonymous To date, the most-read article in the history of SilverAndBlueBlood is the article, Top Ten Quotes from Dallas Cowboys. Since my momma didn’t raise no dummies, I have quickly deduced that people love a good quote. I know I do. Few industries have conspired to contribute more memorable, honest, [...]

Dec 202010
 
Cowboys - Redskins: The Official Bleacher Report

Dateline: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas – December 19, 2o1o The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins played two games in one on Sunday. The first was a blowout, with the Cowboys jumping out to a comfortable, commanding 27–7 lead. The second game was a nailbiter that saw the Redskins, still down by 16 going into the [...]

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 [...]