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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Cowboys Move to 3-4 Under Parcells Was a Mistake

In light of Jay Ratliff’s untimely release (demise), it had me thinking about how we wasted Ratliff’s talent. Ratliff was a 4-3 DE at Auburn and Bill Parcells drafted him in the 7th round,  converted him to NT to replace Jason Ferguson. Yes, Ratliff had a solid couple of years, but imagine how much better he would have been if we had kept Zimmer and kept Ratliff at

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Cowboys Run Over Rams 31-7

The Cowboys needed to avoid a slow start and they came out focused in all facets of the game. The Cowboys ran all over the Rams, literally, in a lopsided victory 31-7. This is the type of game the Cowboys would have been tripped by, but they made a statement instead. You want your team to dictate how the offense will operate and today the Cowboys unleashed DeMarco Murray to the

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ratliff Moved to PUP list, will miss first 6 weeks

The Cowboys have made the decision to move DT Jay Ratliff to PUP, which will keep him from action for 6 weeks. Barring further setbacks, Ratliff will be eligible for week 7 @ Philly (Oct. 20th) Expect to see Nick Hayden to take over alongside Jason Hatcher at the DT position. Ratliff is pretty much done in Dallas. Look for the Cowboys to reload the position in the 2014 draft. Share

Last Updated: Sunday, December 2, 2012
Cowboys host Toilet Bowl II Sunday Night

The two worst teams in the NFC East will face off again tonight, for a battle of last place. Who will win, does anyone care at this point? The Cowboys and Eagles are mirror images of themselves, so it’ll just be a matter of which team will make the most mistakes. Both of these teams embody and define what a bad football team is, and tonight one of these teams will take another

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Cowboys Win, but Penalties Continue to stifle the Offense

The Cowboys were able to defeat a bad 1-4 Carolina Panthers team, but barely and now the Cowboys get back to a very mediocre 3-3 record for the year. After six games, the Cowboys have an identity, which is a conservative and penalty making thirsty team. We are still a bad team, and you can definitely expect more of the same type of games. The Cowboys have absolutely proven the penalty

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012
It’s Back: Inconsistency! Cowboys Letdown in 27-7 Lose

I’m sure like all fans, we are just pissed off beyond belief and with plenty reason. The Cowboys let us down, simple as that. Here we are thinking the Cowboys turned the corner after a great win on the road against the champs, but then they don’t even show up in Seattle. So much for thinking the Cowboys were returning to the 90′s, no these are the same ole Cowboys

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011
53-Man Roster Prediction (v.4)

It’s the second-to-last edition of the nation’s best Cowboys roster prediction.  I was going to do it yesterday but wanted to wait and see what happened with Andre Gurode first. Between that development and the Martellus Bennett injury, there are some new wrinkles to consider. As always, feedback is welcome and encouraged!    QB: Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Position Breakdown: Defensive Line

KEY PLAYERS Jay Ratliff – It was a down year for the defense as a whole, but top players like DeMarcus Ware and Terence Newman still had a high level of statistical production.  The same cannot be said for Ratliff, who disappeared both from the box scores and the highlight tapes.  I theorized about Ratliff’s struggles and possible solutions in a previous blog (link), but

Last Updated: Sunday, June 12, 2011
Jason Witten Voted to Top 100 Players of 2011

The NFL continued their series of The Top 100 Players of  2011, as voted exclusively by the players themselves. Tonight 40-31 were revealed, and Jason Witten was voted the #36 best player by his peers. I honestly, thought Witten would have gone in the 20s at the minimum. Vernon Davis narrated Witten’s piece, he said Witten had the best hands in the NFL among receivers and

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Andre Gurode Voted to Top 100 Players of 2011

The NFL continued their series of The Top 100 Players of  2011, as voted exclusively by the players themselves. Tonight 60-51 were revealed, and tonight further solidifies Bill Parcells’ legacy in Dallas. Of all the Cowboys in the list, they were all drafted and/or molded by Parcells. Gurode is the exception, but then again, he was drafted in 2002, the year before Parcells

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011
Ratliff and Romo make The Top 100 Players of 2011

The NFL continued their series of The Top 100 Players of  2011, as voted by the players themselves. Tonight 80-71 were revealed. The first Dallas Cowboy has made the list, and its Jay Ratliff landing the #75 spot.Tom Coughlin narrated the Ratliff piece and gave some high praises. Good stuff! There was another Cowboy making tonight’s list and it was Tony Romo landing the #72

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Should Ratliff Stay at Nose Tackle?

In 2005, Jay Ratliff was drafted in seventh round as a defensive end prospect.  An injury to then-starter Jason Ferguson in 2007 forced Ratliff to play as an undersized nose tackle, but the result was something no one saw coming.  Three Pro Bowls and a First Team All-Pro selection later, Ratliff goes into 2011 as one of the staples of our defense and a veteran leader. That said,

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