Jan 062010
 
Super Bowl XLIV Will Be Jerry Bowl I

Welcome to the brave world of NFL playoff predictions, where a writer puts his reputation for good sense and objective reasoning on the line by making a way-too-specific prediction about things to come. I feel like a weatherman, but even they have the good sense to hedge their bet. “There is a 50% chance of [...]

Jan 052010
 
Twelve Reasons the '09 Version of the Dallas Cowboys Won the NFC East

Raise your hand if you have ever dog-cussed Jason Garrett or said Wade Phillips should be fired (or worse). God bless you. I see that hand. Yes, and yours too. Oh, and yours, way back in the corner. And yes…my hand is raised, as well. Guilty. All over the vast expanse of Jerry’s magnificent, shiny [...]

Jan 032010
 
Who Will Be The Team of the Teens?

Who will be The Team of the Teens? By that, I do not mean the team of kids between 12 and 19. I mean the team that will outshine all others in the 2010—2019 decade. The team that will record multiple Super Bowl victories. The team everyone else will hate and emulate at the same [...]

Dec 292009
 
An Open Letter From Jerry Jones to Wade Phillips: Even Love Has Its Limits

My Dearest Wade, I have noticed how giddy you have been during our alone time lately. It warms my heart to see you so happy…especially at Christmas. I know you had hoped to find a contract extension in your stocking. Please don’t think I am a Grinch for not putting it there. Besides, everybody loves [...]

Dec 272009
 
Dallas Cowboys Should Be Patient With Jason Garrett

Many have clamored for Jason Garrett’s termination; I have not. Some have noted a dearth of Jason Garrett criticism in my writing. While I have called Wade Phillips everything, but something good to eat and have been vocal on the notion that he is not the type of head coach this team (or any team [...]

Dec 242009
 
Twas The Night Before Christmas In Cowboys Land

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the stands Not a person was cheering, not one single fan. They all held their breath in the brisk night air, And wondered if Santa would bypass them this year. Their faces were painted all silver and blue, With streaks of flesh-color from a stray tear or [...]

Dec 202009
 
Cowboys – Saints: The Night Perfection Wore a Star

It was supposed to be the perfect night. It was to be the perfect cherry atop the perfect season in the perfect place. New Orleans, the city hammered by Katrina and then pummeled by FEMA, would show the world their indomitable spirit and their unique ability to party their way through any sort of disaster [...]

Dec 192009
 
The Worst of Times: The Dallas Cowboys' Deflating Decade

It was the best of times (for some). It was the worst of times (for us). And so it ends. In a few days hence, just like that, the clock strikes midnight, Dec. 31, 2009, and the first decade of the 21st Century draws to an end. It came in like a lion, with the [...]

Dec 142009
 
Inglourious Basterds: The Ten Most Underrated Dallas Cowboys of All Time

With insincere apologies to Quentin Tarrantino for pilfering his wonderful movie title (I even kept the curious spelling because it just seems to fit the blood-and-gluts glory of yesterday’s NFL: you know, before they instituted a glorified game of two-hand touch football), I give you the ten most underrated Dallas Cowboys in team history. Some [...]

Dec 122009
 
Cowboys – Chargers: Collision At The Crossroads

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost The Dallas Cowboys  are 8 – 4, and as coach Wade Phillips reminded the media, that [...]