Gameday Graphic: Cowboys at Redskins

It’s that time again. Offseason seemed like it would never end but alas, its officially kickoff time once again! I hope you are wearing your favorite Cowboys gear and planning your football feast. Tonight the Cowboys will look to seek and destroy the Redskins in a division rivalry game for the entire nation to witness.

Television coverage begins this evening at 7:00 p.m. 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.

Enjoy the game – GO COWBOYS!

The Future is Bright with Miles and Dez

In honor of Miles Austin’s new contract extension I’d just like to say how freaking awesome it is to know that we have Austin and Dez Bryant locked up for at least the next five years!

Cowboys signed Miles Austin to a six-year extension. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the total package is worth $57 million.

Dez Bryant received a five-year, $11.8 million contract  that includes $8.5 million in guarantees.

HOW BOUT THEM COWBOY WIDE RECEIVERS!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Our FREE Book Give-Away and Flat Screen TV!

I am so excited today, because I just received a very special email from EMG Promotions!

It is the Official List of all 25 winners of our FREE Dallas Cowboys Book Giveaway and the Grand Prize Winner for the FREE 42″ Flat Screen TV from Tiger Direct!!!

Before I reveal the names of all the LUCKY WINNERS, I have to thank all 7,560 of you who registered to enter this FANTASTIC LONE STAR STRUCK PROMOTION!

To me, you are all winners for being such DIE-HARD DALLAS COWBOYS FANS and great supporters of our site!!!

Tremendous THANKS also go out to the following:

Marinthia Thomas of EMG Promotions for her tremendous help and support in pulling this whole promotion off.

Joe DeCaro of Lone Star Struck who helped run things on our end and ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible.

Tiger Direct for providing the beautiful 42″ Flat Screen TV that went to our Grand Prize Winner.

AND… Sports Illustrated for providing us with 25 free copies of an amazing new book about the team we love so much. Thank You for publishing such a complete and phenomenal keepsake book chronicling fifty glorious years of Dallas Cowboys Football!

And the winners are…

The winners of a FREE edition of “The Dallas Cowboys: 50 Years Of Football” by Sports Illustrated are:

  1. Ronald St. James – Wells, ME
  2. Robert D. Lopez – Cathedral City, CA
  3. Chris Gonzales – Lubbock, TX
  4. Lisa LoPipero – Kings Park, NY
  5. Meredith Peters – Round Pond, ME
  6. Diane Comby – Philadelphia, MS
  7. Dolores Sweeney – Austin, TX
  8. Veronica Romero – El Paso, TX
  9. Louis Davila – Henderson, NV
  10. Denise Stuyvesant – Corpus Christi, TX
  11. Kimberly Vetrano – Pomona, NY
  12. Joyce Judson – Water Valley, MS
  13. William Adams – Coos Bay, OR
  14. Richard Steele – Clarksburg, WV
  15. Billy Clark – Lawton, OK
  16. Robert Schuerch – Warrenton, NC
  17. Ben Hannah – Knoxville, TN
  18. Kathryn Osborne – Orlando, FL
  19. Darrell Bacon – San Antonio, TX
  20. Denise Harty – Morrisville, PA
  21. Sherry Gary – Auburndale, FL
  22. Jim Forrest – Freeland, MI
  23. Stephen Stevenson – Houston, TX
  24. Walter Starks – Monroe, OH
  25. Rhonda Duff – Pennington, AL

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!!

Please send us photos of you and your new books when you recieve them so that we can post them in a future blog here at LSS, Your Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Fan Site!

If you didn’t win a free edition of this “must-have” Dallas Cowboys book, you can click on the link below to purchase your copy for less than $20 from Amazon.com. 

Sports Illustrated The Dallas Cowboys: 50 Years of Football

And now for the moment of truth…

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

The winner of a brand new 42″ Flat Screen TV from Tiger Direct is…

Lori Brawley of Fort Lauderdale, Florida!!!

Congratulations Lori!!!

All winners will be contacted by a representative from EMG Promotions, either by phone or email and will have 14 days to respond. If you don’t respond to claim your prize in that time, you will forfeit your prize and another winner will be chosen.

Thanks again to everyone who registered for our promotion. We had a lot of fun with it and we look forward to many more giveaways here at lonestarstruck.com.

Remember to check our site daily for the latest Dallas Cowboys news, blogs, and opinions. And of course LSS is the only Cowboys site for all your FREE Team Graphics, Schedules, Wallpapers, and Merchandise! Like our banner says, we are  Your Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Fan Site!

There’s No Place Like Home

The most wonderful place on Earth… Cowboys Stadium!

Hopefully our ‘Boys can make some great memories at  home this year and who knows they could be not only hosting the Super Bowl in Arlington but… dare I say it?

Nah, we don’t wanna jinx it. Here’s to a winning football season!

GO COWBOYS!

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Out of the Blue: Cowboys For Life

If you are a ‘true to the blue, Cowboys for life’ type of fan then this is the wallpaper for you!

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Tony Romo Back(Ground) At Ya!

No Dallas Cowboys fansite is complete with out Tony Romo wallpaper.

Whether you love him or not, this team goes no where if he doesn’t succeed.

GO COWBOYS! GO ROMO!

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The Infamous Three-Headed Monster


The Dallas Cowboys are extremely lucky to have three great running backs. I think its safe to say that each of these players could easily be starters for any other team, but the Cowboys choose to use them as a three-headed monster.

Marion Barber – Barber was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. During the 2007 season, Barber’s power running back style earned him the nickname Marion the Barbarian and he was the league leader in breaking tackles, reflecting his personal mantra of “hit or get hit.” Barber rushed for 975 yards on 204 carries and 10 rushing touchdowns with a 4.8 yards-per-carry rushing average. He caught 44 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns. On December 18, 2007, he was named to his first Pro Bowl despite officially being a backup. On May 20, 2008, he signed a seven-year deal, $45 million with the Cowboys with $16 million guaranteed. The emergence of Tashard Choice and Felix Jones, and injury problems limited his success during the 2009 season. However, he played in 13 games despite a torn quadricep muscle.

Felix Jones – Jones was drafted by the Cowboys 22nd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has developed the nickname of Felix “The Cat” Jones for his quick movements and speed. He signed a professional contract on July 26 for $10.53 million, with $7.67 million guaranteed, including a $3.57 million signing bonus. On 15 September 2008, during a Monday Night Football game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.  In his 3rd NFL game, Jones ran for a 60-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on September 21, 2008. In Week 6, in the game against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones injured his left hamstring and would be out for the rest of the year due to a torn ligament suffered during rehab of that injury. In his second season in the NFL Jones has received more carries per game than his rookie year, despite being one of three running backs used in the Cowboys offense.  Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has slowly been giving him more rushing attempts. Jones believes that “Patience is a virtue. You need it. You need to have patience. Just wait, your time is coming.”

Tashard Choice – Choice was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. His first career carry came in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns, where he had 5 carries for 26 yards. He was used primarily on special teams during his rookie season. After injuries to Marion Barber and Felix Jones, Choice had his largest workload of the year against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who had the league’s best rushing defense. Choice amassed 23 carries for 88 yards, and caught 5 passes for 78 yards. The following week against the New York Giants, Choice scored his first career touchdown. He finished his rookie campaign with 472 yards rushing, 185 yards receiving, and 2 touchdowns. In 2009, Choice began the season behind Marion Barber and Felix Jones on the depth chart, but injuries gave Choice more playing time in week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Choice had 18 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown in a Dallas win. Choice was used by the Dallas Cowboys mostly in what they called the Razorback formation, a variation of the Wildcat offense. Choice finished the season with 349 yards rushing, 132 yards receiving, and 3 touchdowns.

Bio source – wikipedia.com

Beware of the Barbarian

The fun buttons were a blast to make the other day, so I decided to make a few more. Please feel free to offer your own suggestions.


Special thanks to our Facebook friend Kino for the idea

Kickin It LSS Style!

David Buehler – Buehler was drafted in the 5th round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2009 NFL Draft, and the first kicker taken. At the end of his rookie year, Buehler finished the regular season with 29 touchbacks, the most of all NFL kickers. That number also set a new franchise record for most touchbacks in a single season. The previous record was 27 by Lin Elliot in 1992. As of July 2010, Buehler is the only placekicker on the Cowboys roster. So far this preseason, Buehler has made six of seven attempted field goals.

L.P. LaDouceur – Ladouceur joined the Cowboys three games into the 2005 season and has provided consistency at long snapper. He has made clean snaps on 276 punts, 109 field goals, and 176 PATs in his career, including the playoffs. He made his NFL debut at Oakland and snapped cleanly on five punts and two field goals. He finished the season with clean snaps on 70 punts, 25 field goals and 28 PATs. He was flawless on every snap attempt of the season while also contributing three special teams tackles.

Mat McBriar – McBriar was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys from the University of Hawaii. In 2006, McBriar made headlines with a 75 yard punt which made the record books as the second longest in Cowboys’ history. Also in 2006, he has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice for his outstanding punting ability. On February 28, 2007, the Cowboys extended McBriar’s contract to a 5-year, $8.5 million contract. He also received a $2.5 million signing bonus. This contract makes McBriar the highest-paid punter in the league.

Bio source – wikipedia.com

Smiling On Cloud 9 With a Warewolf and His Gang

Here’s some fun buttons of four of my favorite players who also happen to be essential pieces to a winning team.

Enjoy!

We’re Ready for Some 2010 Cowboys Football

Despite it only being preseason and everything we could point out wrong with the last few games, these Cowboys are going places. With or without expectations from the newspapers, magazines and sports television, this team controls its own destiny.

Are you ready for some 2010 Cowboys football?


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