Sep 212010
 
The Dallas Cowboys' Wade Phillips: A Prime Example of the Peter Principle

If you have read this column before, then you may be vaguely aware that this writer has had coach Wade Phillips squarely in his sights almost since the coach rolled into Valley Ranch to sit on Uncle Jerry Jones’ knee and play puppet/coach for the Dallas Cowboys. (Don’t you hate it when writers refer to [...]

Sep 132010
 
Dallas Cowboys Lose to Washington Redskins, But Why???

Despite all my best efforts to prevent it, my knee keeps jerking. When a writer is a fan first, he has the liberty to throw the mythical notion of objectivity out the window and just say what he thinks or feels. After a loss like the one the Dallas Cowboys suffered at the hands of [...]

Jun 202010
 
Like Father, Like Son: Top Dad/Son Duos Involving Dallas Cowboys

The most notable— and easily the most remarkable— father/son tandem in NFL history is the Manning Trio. Father Archie, though he labored on a losing team his entire career, was widely recognized as a highly-talented quarterback. His two boys, Peyton and Eli, have each led their respective teams to a Super Bowl championship…and Peyton is [...]

Apr 162010
 
Mission Field Report: Eagles Fans And Cowboys Fans Are More Alike Than You Think

What do Philadelphia Eagles fans and Dallas Cowboys fans have in common? More than you might think. I just came home to Dallas from a two-month stint in Philadelphia. No, I wasn’t sent there as punishment for my sins. Nor was I there as a missionary to convert the poor, lost Eagles fans. I was [...]

Feb 012010
 
Did NFC East Linemen Jason Peters and David Diehl Sabotage Romo in the Pro Bowl?

Something smelled fishy along the NFC’s offensive line in the fourth quarter of the Pro Bowl last night. The smell was so rank it raised a troubling question: did Pro Bowl 2010 feature two offensive linemen laying down on the job, giving defenders a free pass to the quarterback? Tony Romo haters will point out [...]

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 122009
 
Cowboys – Chargers: Collision At The Crossroads

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost The Dallas Cowboys  are 8 – 4, and as coach Wade Phillips reminded the media, that [...]

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 262009
 
Thanksgiving: The Perfect Time for Jason Garrett Heroics

Dateline Thanksgiving Day, 1994 – The Dallas Cowboys staggered into the holiday match-up with the Green Bay Packers – a team they had owned throughout the ’90s – battered and beaten. A worried Cowboys nation nervously gnawed Turkey legs and anxiously awaited the afternoon kickoff, sure this would not go well. After all, Cowboys hall [...]

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 [...]