Nov 012009
 
Good Job, Jerry (Giving the Devil His Due)

This space has often been used to take Jerry Jones to task for his meddling ways. The Cowboys’ lightening rod owner does and says more than enough to earn it. However, not every move the hands-on owner/general manager of America’s team is bad. In, fact, this past off-season is proving to be one of his [...]

Oct 282009
 
Five Truths Upon Which Dallas Cowboys Fans Can Hang Their Stetsons

Some things are personal opinions. These are just plain facts. FACT ONE: Tony Romo does NOT suck. It is a favorite pastime of Cowboys’ haters everywhere to play fast and loose with Romo’s name. The usual choice is “Tony Homo,” and the old, tired, standard assertion is simply, “Tony Homo sucks.” That is just not [...]

Oct 252009
 
Keith Brooking: A Leader Emerges

A leaderless locker room is a rudderless ship. The Dallas Cowboys are a team needing compensation. The absence of sideline leadership under Wade Phillips has led to frequent chaos. The Patrick Clayton flap is just the most recent evidence that there is poor communication between the coaching staff and the men in the trenches. Crayton [...]

Oct 112009
 
Christmas Comes Early for Dallas Cowboys' Fans

Jones and Phillips, Inc. knows how to combat the annual Christmas collapse of America’s (former) Team. Collapse early. That’s right! Why give false hope to the silver and blue faithful? Why wait until December to collapse and either miss the playoffs or barely make the post-season and then take an early exit? No waiting. No [...]

Aug 142009
 
The Spin Cycle: Preseason Game 1, Cowboys vs. Raiders

OK, Blue Bloods. Nobody likes to lose…not even in the preseason. But if you are going to lose, that is a better time than any to do it. Games that don’t count don’t count. Losing 31-10, you might think would indicate that there were few positives to be taken from the game. That just isn’t [...]

Aug 092009
 
Bob Hayes is in the Hall of Fame (And it is about Damn Time!)

He was a world famous athlete before he joined the Dallas Cowboys. Already a world record holder in the 100 meter dash and the owner of an Olympic gold medal, “Bullet” Bob Hayes was known as the the fastest man in the world. In 2009, he remains the only man to ever earn an Olympic [...]

Aug 062009
 
Double Trouble for Opposing Defenses

Word out of Cowboys camp is that 2009 will see the ‘Boys’ offense lining up the 12 personnel package a good deal more than in years past – and with good reason. Confusingly enough, reporter Tom Orsborne (yes there is that weird “r” between the “O” and “s”), of the San Antonio Express-News registers the [...]

Aug 032009
 
Oh, Snap! Orlando Scandrick Puts the Oh in Training Camp

Orlando Scandrick recorded the play of the day at Cowboys training camp when he slobber-knocked Roy Williams, separating the big, strong receiver from both the ball and his helmet. He and the rest of the defensive secondary continue to turn heads and raise eyebrows. Considering the burnt toast the Cowboys have all too often been [...]

Aug 012009
 
It Will Take a Village...

…to replace the Village Idiot. Terrell Owens is gone and it says here that that’s a good thing. It is good for the cohesiveness and unity of the team. It is good for the effectiveness of the team leadership. It is good for the morale (and the sanity) of Tony Romo. And it is good [...]

Jul 302009
 
Why Wade?

Jerry Jones included in his “state-of-the-team” address a defense of his decision to keep his coach. Without provocation, he launched into JoneSpeak about how Wade was the right man for the job and how he would bring things to the table that no one else could. Jones’ feeling that he had to defend why he [...]