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 032009
 
Wade Phillips Defensive After Jerry Jones's Remarks About His Future

Wade Phillips has his Dallas Cowboys sitting rather pretty: They are 8-3 after eleven games and leading the NFC East by one game over the Philadelphia Eagles. After a slow start, their defense has come on strong, proving themselves to be among the best in the league. The offense has sputtered here and there, but [...]

Dec 022009
 
  Hines Ward's Reminder: Cowboys Are Better Without Terrell Owens

Hines Ward, it is well-known by now, called out his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on national television before the Pittsburgh Steelers – Baltimore Ravens game last Sunday. His comments dropped jaws all over NFL fandom, and sent shock waves through the Steelers’ locker room. Roethlisberger, after practicing all week, cited headaches he was experiencing on Saturday [...]

Nov 252009
 
Jerry Jones and Al Davis: Shriveled Peas In a Thanksgiving Pod

One is eighty and the other pushing seventy. One looks like the skeletal remains of an aged 1930s Chicago-land gangster and the other like a Michael Jackson starter kit with his recent face work and new teeth. One built the Raiduhhhhs into one of the NFL’s elite franchises and then systematically shredded it, piece by [...]

Nov 232009
 
Cowboys Sneak Past Redskins: Lessons From a Close Call

Cowboys 7, Redskins 6. One could almost stop there and declare, “Enough said.” But it isn’t enough to repeat the shocking score from the Redskins’ first ever visit to the new Jerry World (aka, Cowboys’ Stadium). No, we need to dig a little deeper if any lessons are to be learned from a 6-3 Cowboys [...]

Nov 162009
 
Is Wade Phillips The Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys? Does It Matter?

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” I do not know who said that first. I first heard it from a preacher named Lee Roberson, back in the seventies. Then, John Maxwell popularized it in more recent memory. Whoever said it, said it right. All you can really add to it is, “Amen.” The Dallas Cowboys [...]