Gameday Graphic: Giants at Cowboys

The Cowboys will take their 1-4 record and look for their second win against the Giants in week seven. The expectations have fallen from Super Bowl favs to early draft pick favs. However, all hope should not be lost. Fans are frustrated and demand a turnaround, all we can do is hope that the team wants the same thing. Whether you’ve lost hope of not, come Monday night, Cowboys fans will be expecting a Texas size ass-kickin’ in Cowboys Stadium against their bitter rivals!

The Cowboys matchup against the Giants this Monday night. Television coverage begins at 7:30 Central time on ESPN.

The Lone Star Struck game chat will be open all day and we invite all fans to join us as we root for the Boys and share our game thoughts. Its a great experience with fans from both sides of the ball going at it, cheering for their team. We’ve had a lot of fun and excitement in the chatroom so far this year, stop by and say hi you might find you’d like to stay a while!

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

Gameday Graphic: Cowboys at Vikings

I’d say this is a must win, but honestly every game is in a 16 game season. Both teams have several important names on the injury report this week, with Brett Favre being at the top for the Vikings and Dez Bryant for the Cowboys. We all know that Tony Romo has plenty other receiving weapons to target however a broken down Brett Favre could harm the Vikings offense tremendously. And that’s just what the Cowboys need. DeMarcus Ware could have a heyday in Minnesota today.

The Cowboys matchup against the Vikings this afternoon. Television coverage begins at 3:15 Central time on FOX.

The Lone Star Struck game chat will be open all day and we invite all fans to join us as we root for the Boys and share our game thoughts. Its a great experience with fans from both sides of the ball going at it, cheering for their team. We’ve had a lot of fun and excitement in the chatroom so far this year, stop by and say hi you might find you’d like to stay a while!

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

Some Days It Ain’t Easy Being a Cowboys Fan

Believe me I’m just as angry as you are. Being passionate, die-hard fans we have that right.

As I read comments and statuses around the web on Facebook and Twitter some people are threatening to jump ship. I just want to remind you all that we are Cowboys fans. We need to stand by this team through everything. They played horrible, they have so many issues its hard to list them all, but at the end of the day this is our team. Respect that.

Its going to be a long week and we are going to hear a lot of negativity. Be prepared. Keep wearing the star, and wear it proud.

GO COWBOYS!

Gameday Graphic: Titans at Cowboys

We made it past the bye week, time to get back down to business. The Cowboys matchup against the Titans this afternoon. Television coverage begins at 3:15 Central time on CBS.

The all new Lone Star Struck game chat will be open all day and we invite all fans to join us as we root for the Boys and share our game thoughts. Its a great experience with fans from both sides of the ball going at it, cheering for their team.

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

Cowboys Fans Support Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of the fight against Breast Cancer the Cowboys and the entire league are showing their tremendous support in so many ways this year. We’ve decided to support the wonderful cause Lone Star Struck style and we have designed six graphics buttons for fans to use in anyway they please.

Spread the word and honor a wonderful woman in the fight for a cure.

To use the buttons, click to enlarge, right-click and save to your computer.

Shining Stars: Terence Newman

Terence Newman
Cornerback

Personal information
Date of birth: September 4, 1978 (age 32)
Place of birth: Salina, Kansas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)

Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 2003 for the Dallas Cowboys

Career history
Dallas Cowboys (2003-present)

Career highlights and awards
Jim Thorpe Award (2002)
Co-All Iron Award (2007)
2× Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2009)

DeMarcus Ware Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Ware was at his personal best last Sunday and collected three sacks in a big win over the Houston Texans. He also led the team with three tackles for a loss and three pressures to go with his eight tackles. He was an unstoppable force and practically terrorized Texans quarterback Matt Schaub all day long.

For Ware, this is the fourth time he has been named Defensive Player of the Week in his career, and you can expect him to garner many more such honors before it’s all said and done.

Ware now has 68.5 career sacks, and nearly half of them have come on third down, which just shows you how clutch Ware can be when the pressure is on.

Sunday was the fifth time in Ware’s career that he had a three sack game and he is now tied with Randy White for the third-most multi-sack games in Cowboys history with 14. The record of 19 multi-sack games is currently held by Greg Ellis and Jim Jeffcoat.

Gameday Graphic: Cowboys at Texans

It’s time for the Showdown in Texas. The Cowboys attempt to go for their first win against the Texans in Houston today. Television coverage begins at Noon Central time on FOX.

The all new Lone Star Struck game chat will be open all day and we invite all fans to join us as we root for the Boys and share our game thoughts. Its a great experience with fans from both sides of the ball going at it, cheering for their team.

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

All Hope Is Not Lost Cowboys Nation

I think we can all agree it’s been a rough two weeks for Cowboys fans abroad. We’ve had our hearts broken twice and have yet to see a “W”. We’ve seen some nice catches and one sweet return and a whole mess load of mistakes. Discipline has never been the Cowboys’ stronghold, at least not since Wade Phillips took over. So you want to blame Wade? Or is it Jason Garrett’s head you want on a platter?

I’ve heard a little too much of the blame game in the last two weeks. The first week it was Alex Barron. Yes, he made a bonehead mistake and even I wanted to tear him a new one after the first game, but was it his fault we were in the hole in the first place?

I don’t think there is any one solution to this mess. A successful team in any sport is when the team as a whole is working together towards one goal. If it’s true that you are only as strong as your weakest link, we are in a lot of trouble my friends.

The fact is, we are fans of the Dallas Cowboys. We experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. There is rarely an in between.

We could easily get back on track and start a nice winning streak or we could end up 0-3 heading into a week 4 bye. Right now anything is possible. They say our chances of making the playoffs if we go 0-3 is only 3%. So what, when have the Dallas Cowboys ever been conventional about anything?

As we head into the weekend my die hard Cowboys fan instinct tells me, my team is going to win. Yes, I know how good the Texans are – I am well aware of their record. But in my heart of hearts I believe that the Dallas Cowboys will win this game because as a fan, thats all I will allow myself to believe. Yeah, that’s naive – I know. But you don’t declare war with no hope or belief that you have a chance to defeat the opposition. This is why they play the games.

I am not giving up on this team, not now – not ever. I will admit that my optimism has not been shining like it usually does, but that has nothing to do with my Cowboys pride I promise you that.

It would be nice to see the Cowboys come out Sunday in full force, no holds barred. Give us 110% for four full quarters, fight for blood. Play smart, play tough. Play with your heart, mind and soul.

I’d like to know what Jerry or Wade have planned to say in the locker room before the game. Give these guys some motivation, they need it. Give them the old Jimmy Johnson give-it-your-all speech. Pull out some Tom Landry inspiration, “A winner never stops trying”. Although Landry says he didn’t believe in motivation, he believed in being prepared and being confident. I still believe he had the ability to motivate and inspire his team without even knowing it.

True Cowboys fans know and believe this team can win and as for the rest, this is the chance to prove them wrong.  I know it’s hard to keep the faith in times like these, but you must realize its time like these that we need faith more than anything.

GO COWBOYS!

StarStruck Graphics

Week 3 Preview: Cowboys at Texans

Who’s ready for the Gunfight at OK Corral this Sunday at High Noon when the slick shooting Cowboys take on the gun-toting Texans in Houston?

Both teams will be taking the field with a lot to prove this weekend as the Cowboys try to prove they are far better than their 0-2 record, while the Texans seek to prove they are every bit as good as their 2-0 record.

So far this season, the Cowboys have had more excuses than you can shake a stick at, and they have certainly earned their first two losses with their shoddy, unmotivated and uninspired play on the field. The penalties that plagued them in the last two seasons are now worse and more blatant than ever, but what would you expect after adding the NFL’s most penalized player (Alex Barron) to the NFL’s most penalized team (yours truly).

The concerns over the offensive line this offseason were clearly justified, and how bad is it when your own quarterback starts to suggest going back to a run-oriented offense?

One building across the street from Reliant Stadium has hung a broad sign from their rooftop welcoming the Cowboys to Houston. It reads, “The Circus Is In Town.”

Yes these days, Big D stands for “Big Disappointment” and unless this overpaid and under-performing collection of would-be NFLers start playing up to their potential, Big D will soon be come Big Zzz’s.

The other big concern is of course the rushing attack, has anybody seen it? I’ve looked everywhere and it’s no where to be found. And yes, the kicking problem that was apparently going to be solved by David Buehler, IS STILL A PROBLEM!

Hey I wish our Cowboys all the luck in the world this Sunday against the Texans. But it’s going to take a lot more than just luck to beat them at home. Listening to all the interviews from Wade, Jones, Romo, Austin and Ware this past week hasn’t made me feel any better the team. They can talk all they want about hoping to do this and hoping to do that, but like I’ve said before and I will say it again, HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY!

Here is the Tale of the Tape:


Dallas Cowboys
0-2-0

Houston Texans
2-0-0
OFFENSE Cowboys Texans
Points/Game 13.5 32.0
Passing Yds/Game 325.5 283.0
Rushing Yds/Game 69.5 157.5
DEFENSE Cowboys Texans
Points/Game Allowed 20.0 25.5
Passing Yds/Game Allowed 215.5 411.0
Rushing Yds/Game Allowed 63.5 31.0
RANKING Cowboys Texans
Total Offense 395.0 440.5
Total Defense 279.0 442.0

Gameday Graphic: Bears at Cowboys

It’s time for the Cowboys home opener and more importantly time to prove they are a winning team as they face the Chicago Bears in an early matchup. Television coverage begins at Noon Central time on FOX.

The all new Lone Star Struck game chat will be open all day and we invite all fans to join us as we root for the Boys and share our game thoughts. Its a great experience with fans from both sides of the ball going at it, cheering for their team.

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

Cowboys Defensive Coalition

Okay, so I’ve been a little absent this week. Some of it is for personal reasons, and some is because… well… its hard to get motivation after a loss. Either way I should know better. I should know that one loss in the first game of the season doesn’t mean shut everything down. It doesn’t mean we don’t still have a excellent chance to go all the way and it doesn’t mean we don’t have a great team.

At the beginning of the week someone tried to tell me that the defense didn’t look very hot. I stopped him mid-sentence… Are you freaking kidding me? That defense looked great. They kept us in the game until the very end. While holding Washington to only  two field goals isn’t a feat of genius it still is pretty damn good in a rivalry game such as Cowboys at Redskins.

Either way, I felt that a few underrated defensive stars really deserved some love. Due to my absence this week, I’m playing catch up and releasing five graphics for Cowboy fans to enjoy.

Let’s hear it for: Keith Brooking, Bradie James, Anthony Spencer, Mike Jenkins and Marcus Spears!