1. 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 them. We hate them. We berate them. We toss them aside...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 3,826 reads 6 comments

  2. Did NFC East Linemen Peters and Diehl Sabotage Tony Romo in 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 ...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,330 reads 7 comments

  3. The 2010 NFL Pro Bowl In Miami: A Tradition Is Born

    The Pro Bowl is just days away, and for the first time since I was a starry-eyed kid, I am actually into it. Let's face it: While the NFL stands alone among the major American professional sports ...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,060 reads 2 comments

  4. Jerry Jones to Martellus Bennett: "Tweet This!"

    If you have ever watched MartyB TV on YouTube, or if you are a follower of Jupiter's Crunch on Twitter, then you know what a Devil-may-care, fun guy Martellus Bennett is...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,513 reads 9 comments

  5. Wade Phillips Is Still Jerry Jones' Main Man, but Do You Care?

    Shhh. Listen. Do you hear that? It is crickets chirping all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Dallas Cowboys Nation in general...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 2,280 reads 5 comments

  6. Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers Meet in Stupor Bowl

    Before the wild card round, I wrote an article predicting Super Bowl XLIV would feature the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 760 reads 6 comments

  7. Observations from the 2010 NFL Divisional Round

    It was the weakest of weeks: four games, but only one contest. Three of the eight teams left standing failed to give an account of themselves. Blowouts abounded. The only game that was close was just another meltdown of a San Diego Chargers juggernaut...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 452 reads 2 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys' Wade Phillips Contributes To Playoff Loss in Minnesota

    Just when I am reluctantly purchasing my ticket for the Keep-Wade Phillips-Around-Another-Year bandwagon, he reminds me why I hate myself for even thinking such a thing...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,512 reads 29 comments

  9. Brett Favre Versus Tony Romo: The Old Gunfighter and the Young Gun

    Everyone knows that long before he packed his bags and took that boyish grin to Dallas, Tony Romo was a Wisconsin boy, a cheese head. Everyone knows he idolized the Green Bay Packers great, Brett Favre...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,540 reads 8 comments

  10. Mark McGwire and Harry Reid: To Forgive Or Not To Forgive

    Sinners and users, winners and losers. Whom do we forgive...and who will never be forgiven? Two of the biggest news stories of the last couple of days involve a powerful Capitol Hill politician and a retired Major League Baseball star...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 129 reads 6 comments

  11. For Dallas Cowboys, The Big D Is For Domination

    I am sure NBC's stellar broadcast crew hoped for a better game to close out Chris Collinsworth's inaugural season in the catbird seat. They would have loved a nail-biter, a classic, one for the ages...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 748 reads 2 comments

  12. Dave Spadaro, Philly Spitter: Spitting Image Of Eagles' Fans In General

    "What is crude, crass, classless, Alex." (Answer to the Jeopardy question: "What are the three best words to describe a typical Philadelphia Eagles fan?") So, Pulitzer candidate and editor of PhiladelphiaEagles...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 337 reads 13 comments

  13. Super Bowl Predictions: Why 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...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,126 reads 8 comments

  14. 12 Reasons the Dallas Cowboys' 2009 Version 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...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 967 reads 4 comments

  15. Which NFL Team Will Be the Team of the Teens?

    Who will be The Team of the Teens? By that, I do not mean the team of kids between 12 and 19. I mean the team that will outshine all others in the 2010—2019 decade. The team that will record multiple Super Bowl victories...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 393 reads 29 comments

  16. 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...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 408 reads 6 comments

  17. 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...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,060 reads 29 comments

  18. Twas The Night Before Christmas In Cowboys Land

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the stands Not a person was cheering, not one single fan. They all held their breath in the brisk night air, And wondered if Santa would bypass them this year...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 706 reads 8 comments

  19. Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints: The Night Perfection Wore a Star

    It was supposed to be the perfect night. It was to be the perfect cherry atop the perfect season in the perfect place...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 62 reads 7 comments

  20. The Worst of Times: The Dallas Cowboys' Deflating Decade

    It was the best of times (for some). It was the worst of times (for them). And so it ends. In a few days hence, just like that, the clock strikes midnight, Dec. 31, 2009, and the first decade of the 21st Century draws to an end...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 545 reads 2 comments

  21. Dallas Cowboys–New Orleans Saints: Get Your Bags Ready

    Do the Dallas Cowboys have a chance of beating the New Orleans Saints Saturday? No matter how many times I ask myself that question, I cannot make it so it doesn’t sound weird, even surreal...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,256 reads 9 comments

  22. Game, Set, Match: Cowboys Lose More Than a Game Against the Chargers

    Out-manned. Outplayed. Out-coached. Out of options. The Dallas Cowboys entered today's game against Norv Turner's San Diego Chargers with no margin for error...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 1,325 reads 16 comments

  23. 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...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 284 reads 2 comments

  24. Inglourious Basterds: The 10 Most Underrated Dallas Cowboys of All Time

    With insincere apologies to Quentin Tarrantino for pilfering his wonderful movie title (I even kept the curious spelling because it just seems to fit the blood-and-gluts glory of yesterday’s ...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 9,115 reads 16 comments

  25. New Frontrunner for Heisman Causing Storm of Controversy

    Dateline: Somewhere in Texas, December 10, 2009 Just when you thought this Heisman thing was all figured out, the DownTown Athletic Club drops a bombshell like this. Move over, Colt McCoy, Mark Ingram, Ndamukong Suh, Tony Gerhart, and Tim Tebow...

    Gene Strother Written by Gene Strother about over 4 years ago 338 reads 0 comments