ICYMI: The Playmaker Still Has It

Michael Irvin was always the vocal leader on the field for the Dallas Cowboys and his speech at the Cowboys 2015 kickoff luncheon shows he can stills commands the attention of the room.

If this video below does not get you pumped for this season I don’t know what will.

(Video Credit: NFL )


My Top 10 Reasons why I dislike the Philadelphia Eagles

When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys versus the Philadelphia Eagles rivalry one word always comes up and that word is “Hate”.  They hate us, We hate them. One of my twitter followers told me that hate was to harsh of a word to use so I will be the nice guy for once (evil grin on my face).  This my top ten list on why I dislike (hate) the Philadelphia Eagles.

10. DeSean Jackson: Is an arrogant little prick. Simple as that. Only if the Cowboys had a safety like Darren Woodson or a Roy Williams that would punish Jackson if he dared to come across the middle of the field.

9. Eagles fan throws up on a Dallas Cowboys fan car. Class!

8. Philadelphia Eagles fans throws snowballs at Santa Claus at an Eagles game. Its Santa Claus people.

7. January 7, 2010: Philadelphia Eagles reporter Dave Spadaro videotaped himself spitting on the Dallas Cowboys Star at Cowboys Stadium.

6. Micheal Vick: I think he is a highly overrated turnover machine. That’s putting it nicely.

5. Bounty Bowls: Eagles coach Buddy Ryan (Father of current Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan) “allegedly” placed bounties on the heads of Cowboys players Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and kicker Luis Zendejas.

4. January, 2010: A woman wearing a Troy Aikman jersey in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was slashed across the face by two men wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear.

3. A woman wearing a Tony Romo Cowboys jersey was attacked by two men wearing Eagles jerseys. One word Cowards.

2. Their Fans. What can I say about the eagles fans that has not been said already? Really?

1. October 10, 1999: Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin suffers a spinal cord injury at Veterans Stadium that would end his career. Irvin was strapped on a stretcher and carted off as the Philadelphia Eagles fans cheered.

What would you have put on your top ten list on why you hate the Philadelphia Eagles? Submit your top ten list to truebluenation1@gmail.com. The best top 10 list will be posted on our blog.

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Falcons soar pass the Cowboys 19-13.

Deja Vu anyone? Same mental mistakes and the same puzzling play calling in crunch time derails the Dallas Cowboys once again.

The Dallas Cowboys (3-5) fall to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons (8-0) at the Georgia Dome 19-13.  Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo completed 25 of 35 passes for 321 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions.

Cowboys inside linebacker Bruce Carter continues to shine as the defensive signal caller in the absence of the injured Sean Lee. Carter finished with nine tackles and one pass break up..

Head Coach Jason Garrett had this to say after the stunning loss….

“There’s a reason they’re undefeated halfway through the season,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. ”This is a challenging place to play at. I thought we did some good things in the ballgame. They did more good things. We didn’t do enough to win this game in all three phases of our football team.”

The lone bright spot of the game was Cowboys tight end Jason Witten becoming the new Dallas Cowboys all-time leader for career receptions with 754.


Game Notes

  • Miles Austin had seven catches for 76 yards.
  • Jason Witten had seven catches for 51 yards. (Became the Cowboys all-time receptions leader passing Michael Irvin’s Cowboys record of 750 career receptions.)
  • Jason Garrett is 4-9 in his last 13 games and 16-16 since taking over as head coach of the Cowboys in the middle of  the 2010 season.
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 24 of 34 for 342 yards passing.
  • RB Michael Turner ran for 102 yards on 20 attempts.



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Greatness awaits…..



Cowboys tight ends Jason Witten can surpass Cowboys Ring of Honor and NFL Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin as the number one pass catcher of all time for the Dallas Cowboys.

Micheal Irvin had 750 receptions for 11,904 yards during his time with the Dallas Cowboys,Witten has 747 career receptions.

Witten is third on the NFL’s tight end career receptions list behind Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (1,195) and NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe (815).


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Cowboys Blast from the Past: Michael Irvin

Michael “The Playmaker” Irvin
Dallas Cowboys (1988–1999)

  • 5× Pro Bowl selection (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • First-Team All-Pro selection (1991)
  • 2× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1992, 1993)
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • 1992 Pro Bowl MVP
  • Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (2005)
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
Career NFL statistics as of 1999
Receptions 750
Receiving yards 11,904
Touchdowns 65

 Stats courtesy of NFL.Com

The Triplets: Where Are They Now?


Let us take a trip back to the Glory Days of Dallas, back when we steamrolled the Bills for 2 straight years, back when we (almost) could have had 4 NFL Championships in a row.

Who made that team legendary? Role Players, yes, you could say that… but DO NOT forget about the 3-Headed BEAST of Aikman, Irvin, and Smith.

What did we have after that? Carter, Bickerstaff, and Galloway… NO WHERE NEAR our 90’s talent… Now we have Romo, Murray, and Bryant, a step up from the earlier 2000’s, but still not even touching the Triplets.

What are these (once) astonishing athletes doing now? Lets find out…

QB #8- TROY AIKMAN– If you didn’t know, Troy is one of the Heavily used Fox NFL Play-by-Play broadcasters. BUT… you probably wouldn’t have guessed that he is a Partial owner of the MLB’s San Diego Padres. He also endorses Rent-a-Center along with Hulk Hogan.

RB #22- EMMITT SMITH– Emmitt has written a few books and is investing his money… maybe playing a bit of poker. Endorses Just For Men with Keith Hernandez and Walt Frazier.

WR #88- MICHAEL IRVIN– Michael does co-hosts a lot of shows on NFL Network and mentors Young and Budding NFL hopefuls. Sometimes Endorses Nike.