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 […]

Nov 142009
 
Twenty Years Of Jerry Jones and His Dallas Cowboys, A Retrospective

Jerry Jones and the Way We Were Can it already be twenty years? Is it really possible that it was two whole decades ago that Jerry Jones informed the disbelieving Dallas Cowboys nation that he would be involved in (and in charge of) everything regarding the team, right down to the “socks and jocks?” It […]

Nov 092009
 
"Thank You" Cards for the Overjoyed Dallas Cowboys' Fan

On this glorious Monday morning in Dallas, the morning after the biggest Cowboys win in two years, this enterprising entrepreneur is busy designing Thank You cards for the Cowboys fan too busy to write his own. The window for such a venture is very, very small, so I am wasting no time. Here are a […]

Nov 072009
 
For the Dallas Cowboys and the Beasts of the NFC East, The Road Ahead is All Uphill

The NFC East is boiling down to the Big Three and the Big Mess. Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York will duke it out for the Division Title while the Redskins just duke it out. (Of course, this assumes the Giants will right their listing ship soon.) All Dallas Cowboys fans get nervous as the holidays […]

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 […]