Jan 062010
Super Bowl XLIV Will Be Jerry Bowl I

Welcome to the brave world of NFL playoff predictions, where a writer puts his reputation for good sense and objective reasoning on the line by making a way-too-specific prediction about things to come. I feel like a weatherman, but even they have the good sense to hedge their bet. “There is a 50% chance of […]

Jan 052010
Twelve Reasons the '09 Version of the Dallas Cowboys Won the NFC East

Raise your hand if you have ever dog-cussed Jason Garrett or said Wade Phillips should be fired (or worse). God bless you. I see that hand. Yes, and yours too. Oh, and yours, way back in the corner. And yes…my hand is raised, as well. Guilty. All over the vast expanse of Jerry’s magnificent, shiny […]

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 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 […]

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 012009
Good Job, Jerry (Giving the Devil His Due)

This space has often been used to take Jerry Jones to task for his meddling ways. The Cowboys’ lightening rod owner does and says more than enough to earn it. However, not every move the hands-on owner/general manager of America’s team is bad. In, fact, this past off-season is proving to be one of his […]