Apr 072013
 
Tony Dorsett and me: A personal football journey

I was 15 years old when the Dallas Cowboys pulled off the greatest trade in team history (the greatest at the time, that is) and snagged the 2nd pick in the first round from the Seattle Seahawks. With that pick, the Cowboys selected Tony Dorsett from the University of Pittsburgh. Dorsett was, at the time, [...]

Jan 032013
 
Dallas Cowboys All-Time Depth Chart

If you had all of the Dallas Cowboys from all time, how would you fill out a three-deep depth chart at each position? This is the question I asked myself and set out to answer. The answer is not as easy to come by as you think. There are some hard decisions to make. Roger [...]

Aug 312012
 
Jay Novacek Interview: Cowboys legend talks Cowboys, career and college football

Jay Novacek teamed with Allstate Insurance Company to help kick off the 2012 college football season with the Cowboys Classic, which will feature powerhouse programs Michigan and Alabama on September 1 at Cowboys Stadium. (Yeah. That is just a few hours from now. Getcha popcorn ready.) As part of the Allstate Tailgate Tour, Novacek will [...]

Jun 142012
 
How ’bout them crazy Cowboys? The top ten most colorful characters in Dallas Cowboys history | #8 Charles Haley

The one-and-only, inimitable, troubled-but-insanely-talented Charles Haley was a member of the Dallas Cowboys for five seasons, 1992–'96. During his 13-year NFL career, Haley was a five-time Pro Bowler and was named All-Pro twice. He was also the first player in NFL history to win five Super Bowl rings. Haley was enshrined into the Cowboys Ring of [...]

Jun 122012
 
How ’bout them crazy Cowboys? The top ten most colorful characters in Dallas Cowboys history | #9 Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens only played three seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, 2006–2008. And that is the only reason he is not in the top three on this list. T.O. was a lightning rod before he ever donned a Cowboys uniform because of his brazen act of celebrating on the midfield star at Texas Stadium after scoring [...]

May 032012
 
Junior Seau death a testament to the pervasive nature of despair

Junior Seau was one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. The hard-hitting phenom posted an astonishing 1,524 tackles, 325 assists, 56.5 sacks, forced 11 fumbles, and recovered 18. At one of the league’s most violent positions, he forged for himself a sparkling 20 year career. Twenty years! Seau got to play for his hometown [...]

Apr 032012
 
Dallas Cowboys HoF DB Mel Renfro talks about his career, his coach and his Cowboys

My heroes have always been Cowboys. I was six years old when my Uncle Darrell began drilling me on Cowboys’ names and numbers. From the beginning, one of my favorite Cowboys was  the great defensive back Mel Renfro. Imagine my excitement when I was offered the opportunity to conduct a 15-minute phone interview with this [...]

Jan 172011
 
Silver and Blue Blood Exclusive: Emmitt Smith Talks Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones and More

This is the second installment of an exclusive silverandblueblood.com interview with NFL Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. Smith played on three Super Bowl championship teams and is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. I asked Emmitt to talk about the Dallas Cowboys. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Feb 012010
 
Jay Novacek's Loss a Mortal Reminder That We Are All the Same

Sometimes we forget. We analyze, criticize, immortalize, and demonize professional athletes every day. We worship them. We love them. We follow t hem. We hate them. We berate them. We toss them aside. Then tragedy strikes and we are reminded that these men and women gifted with such extraordinary skills, living their lives on such [...]

Mar 312009
 
Whew! Emmitt is Done at ESPN

OK, all of you red-faced Cowboys’ fans: you can come out from under the bed and take the bag off your head. Emmitt Smith’s tenure at ESPN has mercifully come to an end. While employed by ESPN, Emmitt was a cliche-spitting, infinity-splitting, stupidity-emitting, bumbling buffoon. To highlight and contrast his ineptitude as a broadcaster, the [...]