Just have to write my thoughts-- I am completely indifferent that Jerry is in the Hall. I will argue for years and years that Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley, Harvey Martin, Drew Pearson, or Darren Woodson should be there. But I just can't jump up and down that Jerry got there, given his role as a good leader among owners (Hall of Fame television contract negotiator? Awesome.). Al Davis is also there, and some of the parallels between the two are a bit disturbing. Sorry to anyone who disagrees. ... See more
The Class of 2017 is now Golden! #PFHOF17
For the third time during the past eight years, the Cowboys played in the Hall of Fame Game. And what dominance the Cowboys have shown—undefeated in these games since 2010.
Misc. observation from the Hall of Fame Game: Kenny Easley is very deserving to be in the Hall of Fame, and I liked his interview. However, I fail to see how other safeties are still not in Canton. As a Cowboys fan, I'm thinking of Cliff Harris, but I'm also thinking about Steve Atwater, LeRoy Butler, and Joey Browner. (I might add Darren Woodson to this list, but unlike these others, he did not make an all-decade team.) ... See more
Quarterback Trivia: Dak Prescott's passer rating of 104.9 was the best of all time among quarterbacks who started nearly entire season as rookies. Others who had a rating of at least 90 and who started at least 12 games include Robert Griffin (102.4 in 2012); Russell Wilson (100.0 in 2012); Ben Roethlisberger (98.1 in 2004); Marcus Mariota (91.5 in 2015); and Y.A. Tittle (90.3 with the Baltimore Colts of the AAFC in 1948). Note: Otto Graham had a rating of 112.1 in 9 starts in 1946 in the AAFC in 1946. A few others, including Dan Marino (96.0 in 9 starts in 1983), also had higher ratings but did not start the entire season. A few less-than-stellar rookie seasons: John Elway (54.9 in 10 starts in 1983); Peyton Manning (71.2 in 16 starts in 1998); Troy Aikman (55.7 in 11 starts in 1989). ... See more
Running back trivia: Ezekiel Elliott was the 7th rookie in NFL history to rush for more than 1,500 yards. Of the other six, three rushed for more yards their second year-- Eric Dickerson (1808 to 2105), Edgerrin James (1553 to 1709), and Clinton Portis (1508 to 1591). Two of the other three gained at least 1,200 yards the next year-- Alfred Morris (1613 to 1275) and Ottis Anderson (1605 to 1352). The other was George Rogers, who only gained 535 yards in the strike-shortened 1982 season during which he was also injured. ... See more
Getting beyond sick of the daily evidence that the Cowboys are entirely dysfunctional. http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2017/07/24/cowboys-officially-release-lucky-whitehead-following-news-wr%E2%80%99s-june-arrest ... See more
OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys officially released Lucky Whitehead on Monday afternoon, hours after learning of reports that the third-year wide receiver was arrested over a month ago. The team officially announced Whitehead’s release as its first training camp practice got underway here in Oxnard. Ex... ... See more
This post is part of the 1992 Season in Review series, marking the 25th anniversary of the Cowboys’ Super Bowl championship season.
ESPN has this piece on the most outsized contracts vs. the market. A bit of a surprise--no Cowboys on the list. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20086567/the-nfl-25-best-big-money-contracts-adjusting-position-2017 ... See more
Eric Berry's offseason contract far surpasses anything the NFL has ever seen for a safety. Bill Barnwell analyzed every contract since 2011 -- and adjusted for position -- to find the 25 deals that most exceed market value. ... See more
Michael Irvin now says he wants to fight an MMA bout. Herschel Walker pulled it off, but Walker is a fifth-degree black belt in taekwondo who trained at American Kickboxing Academy. Irvin has no striking experience and no ground/grappling experience; he thinks he can fight because...???...the drugs have seriously gone to his head, perhaps...??? https://goo.gl/Doxsth ... See more
This time, the Cowboys' legend wants to be the one hitting people.
This post is part of the 1992 Season in Review series, marking the 25th anniversary of the Cowboys’ Super Bowl championship season. The Dallas Cowboys were getting ready to start training camp twenty-five years ago. By then, the team had already completed three “quarterback camps,” which were not li ... See more