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 082009
 
Cowboys' Loss In New York (Sort Of) a Giant Disappointment

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Giants Sunday. If you do not believe me, just ask head coach Wade Phillips. He will delight in telling you all of the good things his team did that day. He will outline all of the ways his team won. It was, after all, a record-setting day for Tony Romo [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Apr 042009
 

What is more important to a team than a franchise quarterback? Not much. Where are the Arizona Cardinals of a year ago without the reemergence of Kurt Warner? Who wins the Super Bowl if the Steelers don’t have the steady hand of Big Ben Roethlisberger on the wheel? Subtract the Roger Staubachs, Terry Bradshaws, Joe [...]

Mar 182009
 
The Tuna's Ten Commandments Plus One: Is Romo Keeping Them?

While still an ESPN analyst and before heading off with his anointing oil to resurrect yet another storied NFL franchise from a self-dug grave, Bill Parcells shared a list he had given to Tony Romo while he was the coach of the Cowboys. Admittedly, I am no Big Bill fan. He doesn’t need any additional [...]