Sep 072010
 
Smack-Talking, Dan Hampton, The Dallas Cowboys, Brokeback Mountain, and Katrina

According the ranting Chicago Bears defensive lineman-turned-talking head Dan Hampton, the Dallas Cowboys “think they are Clint Eastwood, but are more the Brokeback variety, if you know what I mean.” I will leave the homophobic lamentations to those who worry over such things and instead focus on the implication and the meat head who made [...]

Sep 052010
 
Dallas Cowboys Trade of Patrick Crayton to Chargers A Good Deal

The Patrick Crayton trade was a good deal for all involved. It was a good deal for Crayton because as a thirty year old receiver with middle-of-the-road skills, the market for his services was not great. Every team in the NFL has a Crayton or two on it. Most of them are a little younger [...]

Jun 202010
 
Like Father, Like Son: Top Dad/Son Duos Involving Dallas Cowboys

The most notable— and easily the most remarkable— father/son tandem in NFL history is the Manning Trio. Father Archie, though he labored on a losing team his entire career, was widely recognized as a highly-talented quarterback. His two boys, Peyton and Eli, have each led their respective teams to a Super Bowl championship…and Peyton is [...]

Jun 062010
 
Is Jerry Jones Pinching Football Pennies Because of His New Stadium?

If the Houston Astrodome was the eighth wonder of the world in its day, then the new Cowboys’ Stadium has to be the marvel of the modern era. Having toured the stadium twice in the past month, I am impressed more than ever with Jerry Jones as a visionary and marketing genius. It is hard [...]

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 [...]

Apr 162010
 
Mission Field Report: Eagles Fans And Cowboys Fans Are More Alike Than You Think

What do Philadelphia Eagles fans and Dallas Cowboys fans have in common? More than you might think. I just came home to Dallas from a two-month stint in Philadelphia. No, I wasn’t sent there as punishment for my sins. Nor was I there as a missionary to convert the poor, lost Eagles fans. I was [...]

Apr 142010
 
Jerry Jones: Plenty of Cash, Not a Lick of Class

Jerry Jones rumbled into Dallas, Texas like a drunken Brahma bull stumbling into a Helzberg Diamonds store. What he didn’t destroy, he crapped all over. First, he ignored the fact that he had one of the NFL’s greatest icons still occupying the head coach’s office and brought in his equally brash and classless drinking buddy [...]

Feb 142010
 
Emmitt Smith: NFL Hall of Fame No-Brainer in More Ways Than One

Emmitt Smith was a no-brainer for the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame selection committee. One wonders whether his presenter had to do any more than stand and say, “Emmitt Smith: I rest my case.” Despite his Hall of Fame credentials, Emmitt Smith is still a lightening rod. Most people outside Dallas do not think of [...]

Feb 082010
 
Top 10 Text Messages Sent From Super Bowl XLIV

It took the New Orleans Saints organization 21 years just to post their first winning season. It was 33 years before they won a playoff game. Consequently, Super Bowl XLIV is the ultimate rags–to–riches tale in NFL lore. (Or, perhaps we should say bags–to–riches, since this is the team whose fans once wore bags over [...]

Feb 012010
 
Jay Novacek's Loss a Mortal Reminder That We Are All the Same

Sometimes we forget. We analyze, criticize, immortalize, and demonize professional athletes every day. We worship them. We love them. We follow t hem. We hate them. We berate them. We toss them aside. Then tragedy strikes and we are reminded that these men and women gifted with such extraordinary skills, living their lives on such [...]