Entries by Derek Sanders

Cowboys Draft Series: Wide Receiver

Over the next few weeks leading up to the draft, I will put together a Cowboys Draft Series covering prospects and positions that I feel the Cowboys will be most interested in come the first round on April 22. The main factors for choosing the prospects to watch include the Cowboys’ position in the draft […]

Small School Sleepers Could Be On Cowboys Draft Radar

As the NFL Draft quickly approaches and festivities at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis get underway, big names like Ndamukong Suh, Tim Tebow, and Sam Bradford will take the spotlight and dominate the headlines. But as we have seen in past drafts, it is sometimes the not-so-famous prospects from smaller schools that go on to […]

Still No Love For Cowboys As They Go For the Hat Trick

With the 44-6 smackdown from last season’s finale on their minds, the Cowboys came out with their six guns smokin’ on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium and put a fork in a Philadelphia Eagles team that had previously won six straight games. The Boys almost effortlessly exercised their previous December demons, finishing off the regular season […]

Storylines Aplenty As 2009 Season Approaches

There is certainly no absence of story lines as 2009 training camp comes to an end in the Alamo City.  Position battles, new faces, and players past are but a few of the most popular headliners going into this year.  The house-cleaning done by Jerry and Stephen Jones in the off-season has left several important […]

Us Against the World Mentality True Now More Than Ever

As the old saying goes: A year older, a year wiser.  In my short 19-year life I have come to realize that every single hiccup within the Dallas Cowboys organization will make front page headline news.  How much more evidence do Dallas Cowboys faithfuls need to prove that the rest of the world despises the Dallas Cowboys?  I […]

Fight for Roster Spots Take Shape in First Preseason Game

Wade Phillips and the rest of the Cowboys coaching staff will find out what kind of talent they have waiting in the wings when Dallas kicks their first preseason game off tonight against the Chargers.  Unlike many Regular Joe fans, I enjoy watching preseason and the players who are given a chance to prove themselves.  […]

Draft Picks Should Be Immediate Contributors

All Dallas Cowboys and LoneStarStruck fans, stop skimming the obituaries.  Stop endlessly surfing the web for answers.  Derek Sanders has not died.  He has not been stranded in the wilderness.  He has not been washed onto the shores of a desert island.  Contrary to popular belief, I am alive and kicking and anxiously awaiting to start […]

Road to 13-3 Record Not Without Bumps

As I kicked back and enjoyed highlights of all 17 of the Cowboys’ games a couple weeks back, many players caught my eye with their surprising success.  As everyone knows however, highlights always show the good, but not always the bad and the ugly.  And with that, here are a few players I thought had disappointing years for […]