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 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 [...]

Jul 272009
 
Top Ten Quotes from Dallas Cowboys

I love a good quote. Who doesn’t? When you quote someone else, not only do you get to borrow from the genius or insight of another, you can do so without culpability. If anyone takes issue with it, just say, “Hey, I didn’t say it. I was just repeating what so and so said.” I [...]

Jul 182009
 
Top Ten Plays in Dallas Cowboys' History

In this third installment of the SilverandBlueBlood Top Ten Top Ten, I turn my attention to the top ten plays in team history. In selecting the plays, I considered several factors: How memorable was it? What impact did it have on a game, a championship, or a career? Was it extraordinary? As you might imagine, [...]

Jul 132009
 
Greg Ellis Proves Me Right

During the 2008 off-season, I began to call for Greg Ellis to be cut. I contended that, rather than being the leader he was purported to be, he had become a locker room cancer. In a recent radio interview – while on his way out of town to play for the NFL joke known as [...]

Jul 082009
 
Top Ten Non-Player Dallas Cowboys

As part of the SilverandBlueBlood.com Top Ten Top Ten Lists, I present for your amusement, argumentation, and amendment the top ten Dallas Cowboys non-players of all time. This would include coaches, management, ownership, and all other non-player personnel. Plenty of men have played a role in team history and then gone on to make their [...]