The Future Home of the Dallas Cowboys

While in Dallas for Thanksgiving, I decided to take a short visit over to Arlington to get some photos and a first hand look at the new Cowboys Stadium currently under construction. I was so amazed at this "monster" of a stadium that is taking shape. I have seen the virtual tour online and artist renderings but when you are right there, well I just can’t explain how it feels.

It is still somewhat of a skeleton, but its definitely coming along quite well. After all is said and done the stadium will span 2.3 million square feet, tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty. It will be the largest domed structure in the world, and house 80,000 people with the capability of expanding for 100,000 people. Of course, we’ve all heard these statistics but to see it still blows my mind.

I’m very happy that I took the opportunity to visit the future site of "The House that Romo Built". I plan to visit again as it progresses and compare the photos. This is definitely history in the making. If you live in the Dallas area and have not checked it out, I certainly recommend taking some time to do so.




From Romo to Owens, We’ve Come A Long Way

What a great feeling it is to be a Cowboys fan! Can you believe we are 9-1! We have many reasons to be happy, and very few to complain about. But I have a huge complaint I want to share with all of you. Where is the love? Where is the respect?

The Dallas Cowboys have won 9 of their last 10 games. They have more than proven what they can do, and done it with class. But everytime you turn on ESPN or check out news around the internet, they are being bashed. Excuses are being thrown out there, when in reality the Cowboys are definitely the team to beat in the NFC.

Tony Romo has been a blessing. He has come in every game and played his heart out. I won’t say he hasn’t made mistakes, but I dare you to try and give me a time when he didn’t get back up and make up for it. He plays with everything he has until the last second of every game. As for certain commentators who say, "Sure, who couldn’t succeed with the weapons he has on the field…". Well, I think we all know thats just not how it works. We had the same receiving corps last year, (pre-Tony Romo) and we did not have the same results. Romo is definitely proving game after game that he is one of the elite quarterbacks in the league today. And Cowboy fans, how exciting is that? It’s only his first year! We have alot to look forward to.

The player who deserves the most respect, is getting the least. Yes, I’m talking about Terrell Owens. In the offseason, I believe Owens promised us 20 touchdowns this season. Well right now he’s up to 12, it’s very possible he could go over 20. He also has 1,028 yards, averaging over 100 yards per game with 6 games left to play. So tell me, where is the love? I understand his past, and his ego and everything that has given him this reputation, but he is doing everything right this time around. He brings a fire to this team, he gets out there and gets his teammates pumped. I know you seen him on the sidelines after his touchdowns, he was fired up! T.O. keep doin’ whatcha doin’, we love ya man!

No matter what this team does, people will either love them or hate them. It’s always been that way, that will never change. My point is all about RESPECT. Keep on hating, it only makes play harder!




Our Prayers Go Out to Ron Springs and His Family


Former Cowboys RB Ron Springs In Coma

According to published reports, former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs fell into a coma in a Dallas hospital because of complications from a Saturday surgery to have a cyst removed from one of his arms.

Springs, 50, has battled complications from diabetes for 16 years and received a kidney from former Cowboys teammate Everson Walls in February.

The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that cornerback Shawn Springs has flown to Dallas to be with his father.


Rex Vs. Romo? You Make The Call!

Hello my name is David. But you can call me Rubini. Yes, I’m the new kid in town.

I would like to officially welcome you to the first installment of my thoughts and predictions on your favorite team.. rather "our" favorite team – "America’s Team", the beloved Dallas Cowboys. Please keep in mind that we all thrive off commentary. I enjoy, welcome and encourage passionate feedback. Positive or negative. Go for it! Voice your opinion and let’s have fun this year! Cool? Alright!!

When it comes to this Sundays match-up between the Cowboys and Bears, there are many uncanny similarities and many major differences between the two quarterbacks. We all must thank heaven and thank our lucky blue and silver stars concerning the latter!

Both QB’s are in their 5th season. Both play in the NFC Conference, and both are the captains driving the ship of a well oiled playoff team with realistic goals to win a Super Bowl this year after a disappointing and anticlimactic 2006-2007 season.

And that’s where the coincidences and similarities sharply appear to die.

Romo is simply a superior quarterback. From what we have seen thus far, Tony seems to have truly "learned" a bit  from last years remarkable (yet heartbreaking) rags to riches to rags melodrama. This year, Romo seems much more poised and in control as he isn’t forcing anything when the offensive line crumbles or when coverage is too tight. He may take a sack, or he may even run and scramble for a gain? But Romo isn’t throwing silly interceptions like his Chicago rival Rex or like Tony himself did towards the end of last season. 

I like the fact too that "Baby Bum" (term of endearment) and Garrett are willing to let Romo "loose" to improvise. Unfortunately, Big Bill last year was the one who felt it absolutely necessary to negate Tony the freedom to run and create. He was putting away the anointing oil when perhaps he should have put in an order for  some more? 

Romo’s a gifted scrambler ala the original Cowboys "Dodger" Roger Staubach. Romo doesn’t ever need to be caged up again as that would only kill his spirit and eventually his effectiveness. Wade and Garrett get Romo. They understand Romo better than I ever could have imagined! Along with Garrett’s new, fresh approach to handling Romo the new poised, "controlled" gunslinger, we should see plenty of all the cool, electrifying, fun stuff that comes so naturally to Tony.

And unlike Rex in either 06′ or now in 07′, Romo again has the command and the respect of his teammates. That’s huge! And once again, Romo has recaptured the rest of the NFL’s respect at large. Rex may have led his Chicago Bears team to the big enchilada last year, but this year there are even more questions than there are answers when it comes to Grossman. The stats speak for themselves.

In Dallas’ last two victories, Romo threw for 531 yds, with 6 TD’s and just one pick and a passing rating ranked 2nd in the league. Grossman on the other hand, has just barely over 300 yds with 3 picks, one lousy touchdown pass, and is sitting on a rating that ranks at nearly the very bottom of all QB’s both in the NFC and the AFC.

Romo should positively give last years NFC champs a major headache up in the Windy City at Soldier Field. 

With a big win against the Bears this Sunday, expect the Romomania bandwagon to get extremely crowded once again. I’ll save you a spot next to the window.
What’s your opinion? Does Rex have a 300 yard game in him to beat The Boys on his home turf? Will Romo shine once again on primetime television and live up to all the growing hype? Let us know your thoughts!

My Prediction:   Cowboys 31    Bears 24

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Here are the results of last week’s poll question which asked…

Which of these players would be missed most, if they missed the season opener?

I don’t think it was much of a surprise that 62% of you chose Terence Newman over Terry Glenn, who came in a distant second with only 30%. The Cowboy’s secondary has been a source of great concern this off season and pre season. For the Cowboys to succeed on defense, they will need a healthy Terence Newman to be effective.

Well it’s that time of the year again where we ask you the fans how you think the Dallas Cowboys will do this season!

By now, most of you have already looked at the new schedule and have a few ideas about how tough or how easy the Cowboys will have it this year.

Last year the majority of you were dead on accurate with the number of wins you predicted. Let’s see how good you can do this time!

Here is the question…

How Many Regular Season Games Will The Cowboys Win This Season?

1. 12 or more games

2. 10-11 games

3. 8-9 games

4. 6-7 games

5. 5 games or less

There you go! Get your predictions in, and next week around this time, we will let you know the results.

Go Cowboys!

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Hi Cowboys fans!
Here are the results of last weeks poll which asked the question:
How Long Should Our First String Players Play In The Last Two Pre-Sesaon Game?

Only 12% of the voters thought that the Cowboys’ regulars should play past the second quarter.
An overwhelming 89% of the voters said to “yank them” by the end of the first half. It’s probably best that the Cowboys play it safe from here on out. I’m actually hoping that our guys on offense don’t play more than one series on Thursday.
This week, we were wondering how you felt about some of the players that are already going through some injuries of their own.
Which of the these players would be missed most if the miss the season opener?
1. Terry Glenn
2. Terence Newman
3. Greg Ellis
4. Anthony Fasano
It’s kind of an interesting question to think about because at least three of them bring something big to the table. I have an idea on who I would pick, and I look forward to seeing if I am on the same page as most of you.

Cowboys News: Cowboys Cut Nine, One To Go

The Dallas Cowboys have cut nine players and will have to cut one more by tomorrow. That will bring the roster total to 75. On Saturday they will have to cut 22 more players to bring the count to the league-mandated 53-man roster.

Players that were cut include:

RB Jackie Battle

WR Jamel Richardson

NT Ola Dagunduro

LB Dedrick Harrington

OT Jason Hilliard

LB Alex Obomese

WR Jerard Rabb

WR Jamaica Rector

Jamaica Rector has missed the past three weeks with a knee injury. Last year Rector was awesome in preseason but didn’t play much after that. Jackie Battle is also injured but I think we all knew Tyson Thompson was going to get the spot as the 3rd running back. Both Rector and Battle were given injury settlements.

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results


What should the Cowboys do with Greg Ellis?

Last week we asked you what you thought about the Greg Ellis situation and the results were quite surprising as only 31% of you felt we should even keep him. Or to put it another way, Ellis has got a disapproval rating of close to 70% dissatisfied Cowboys fans that either want him released, traded or retired. (And George Bush thought he had problems!)

This week we would like your opinion on a somewhat debatable issue.
In light of all the recent season-ending, pre-season game injuries around the league…
How long should our first string players play in the last two pre-season games?
1. One Quarter
2. The First Half
3. Three Quarters
4. The Entire Game
Let us know what you think Cowboys fans. Should we put them in and pull them out early, or should they man up and play the whole game.
You can vote once a day.

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Here are the results of last weeks poll which asked: Who will be the Cowboys Defensive MVP?

No surprise here, DeMarcus Ware wins in a landslide with 61% of the votes! Roy Williams was in a distant second place with 29%.
Now for this weeks question.
As you all know, I am a diehard Cowboys fan. I "almost" always back our players 100% and I always give them the benefit of the doubt. I say almost because one of our players is really starting to get on my nerves.
Of course I’m talking about linebacker Greg Ellis.
I am not going to give you the blow by blow on all of his antics in the past 12 months, because I am sure all of you have heard his selfish comments and grown tired of his negative swipes at the team and the management.
This weeks poll question goes to the heart of the matter.
What should the Cowboys do with Greg Ellis?
1. Keep him and ignore his crazy antics.

2. Release him before things get uglier.

3. Trade him and shore up Special Teams.

4. Doesn’t matter he’s probably going to retire.

5. Fine him for his comments against the team.

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results


Here are the results of last weeks StarStruck Cowboys Poll which asked the question…

Which Of These Players Will Emerge With A Breakout Year This Season?

It looks like Cowboys fans are expecting a big year from wide receiver, Patrick Crayton this season. Patrick grabbed 43% of all the votes, with Linebacker Bobby Carpenter coming in a distant second with 28% of the votes. Personally I think both will have solid seasons this year, but my choice is Bobby Carpenter to really emerge and make his presence felt this season.

This week we will focus on the defensive side of the ball and ask…

Who Will Be The Cowboys Defensive MVP This Season?

1. Marcus Spears

2. DeMarcus Ware

3. Terence Newman

4. Roy Williams

Tell us who you think will lead the defense this season for our Cowboys.

Enjoy the game on Thursday night!


The Greatest Wide Receiver to Ever Wear the Star


“I always believed, you should reach for the moon, and just maybe you will end up simply grabbing the stars.”   

                                          -Michael Irvin 

We would like to honor Michael Irvin today as he is being enshrined into Pro Football’s highest and most dignified honor. Michael “The Playmaker” Irvin will become the 10th Cowboy in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this evening. Jerry Jones will be presenting the honor to Michael, a job he accepted with great pride. Throughout the years, Jones has stood by Irvin through thick and thin and he wouldn’t miss this for the world.


“There was not one time I ever thought about playing for any man other than Jerry Jones or any other organization other than the Dallas Cowboys,” Irvin told the media at his retirement press conference in 2000.


Irvin finished his career with 750 receptions, 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns. He was selected to five Pro Bowls, and was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on September 19, 2005. Today he will honored for all of those accomplishments and always be known as one of the greatest receivers to play the game.


“Michael Irvin was the most competitive individual I have every played with. He was the heart and soul of our team. From a physical standpoint, there is no one who could match his talent and skill. His work ethic, charisma and drive were what carried us to our three Super Bowl titles.” – Emmitt Smith


Thanks for the memories Michael! Congratulations!!!

Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Hi Cowboys fans!
Here are the results of our first Cowboys Poll of the new season. Last week we asked you…
What Do You Think Of The Cowboys Off Season Moves?

I am not surprised that 83 percent of you thought the Cowboys had a pretty darn good off season. Given the fact that we had to replace Bill Parcells and most of the coaching staff, I think we did alright with the new coaching regime. We also added some high profile players and locked in some of our stars to contract extensions as well. The word is that our top draft pick is in camp and he is turning some heads with his play and just signed a new contract. Not bad for the Cowboys, not bad at all.
This week we opened training camp as we prepare for a new season of Cowboys football!
Last season we had a few players that started to come into their own and showed us some flashes of big play ability. With that in mind, here is this weeks question.
Which Of These Players Will Emerge With A Breakout Year This Season?
1. Bobby Carpenter
2. Miles Austin
3. Sam Hurd
4. Patrick Crayton
5. Tyson Thompson
Cast your vote Cowboys fans and lets us know who you think will step up this season and become StarStruck!