2013 NFL Hall of Fame Finalists; three former Cowboys make the final cut.


POH

Today the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their 17 finalists for the NFL Hall of Fame Class. Three former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen, linebacker/defensive end Charles Haley, and former head coach Bill Parcells made the list.

 This is the first year of eligibility for Allen which he should be a first ballot selection hands down.

Here is a break down of all three finalist:

Larry Allen

Larry Allen (1994-2005)

  • All-Rookie Team (1994)
  • 11× Pro Bowl selection (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • 7× All-Pro selection (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXX)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

Charles haley

Charles Haley (1992-1996)

  • 5× Pro Bowl selection (1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995)
  • 2× All-Pro selection (1990, 1994)
  • 5× Super Bowl champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
  • 100 Sacks Club
  • Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor

Bill Parcells

  • AP NFL Coach of Year (1986, 1994)
  • Sporting News NFL Coach of Year (1986)
  • Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year (1994, 1996)
  • Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year (1994)
  • UPI NFL Coach of Year (1986, 1994)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Coaching record: 183–138–1 (.570)
  • Super Bowl XXI, XXV

The complete list of finalists: Larry Allen, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Art Modell, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Dave Robinson, Warren Sapp, Will Shields, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams.

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Breaking News: Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan fired


 

Rob Ryan

Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Jerry Jones stated that there were going to be changes in the Dallas Cowboys organization.  The Cowboys also fired running backs coach Skip Peete yesterday. What will be the next move for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys?

 

 

Cowboys TE Jason Witten to receive the Bart Starr Award


Jason Witten

Dallas Cowboys pro bowl tight end Jason Witten receive the 2013 Bart Starr Award that recognizes NFL players for their outstanding character and leadership in their home, the field, and in their community. 

Witten will be announced as this year’s recipient at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast, the NFL-sanctioned event hosted by Athletes in Action, a sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in New Orleans, LA on February 1st. 

The award was named after the Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr and honors his lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates, and the community.

The other finalists for the Bart Starr award was Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.

Witten is the second Dallas Cowboys player to receive the award, Cowboys safety Darren Woodson received the award in 2002.

 

Bart Starr Award winners

Year Player Position Team
1989 Steve Largent Wide Receiver Seattle Seahawks
1990 Anthony Munoz Offensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
1991 Mike Singletary Linebacker Chicago Bears
1992 Reggie White Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles
1993 Gill Byrd Cornerback San Diego Chargers
1994 Warren Moon Quarterback Houston Oilers
1995 Cris Carter Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
1996 Jackie Slater Offensive Tackle St. Louis Rams
1997 Darrell Green Cornerback Washington Redskins
1998 Irving Fryar/ Brent Jones Wide Receiver/ Tight End Philadelphia Eagles /San Francisco 49ers
1999* Eugene Robinson Safety Atlanta Falcons
2000 Aeneas Williams Cornerback Arizona Cardinals
2001 Bruce Matthews Offensive Line Tennessee Titans
2002 Darren Woodson Safety Dallas Cowboys
2003 Trent Dilfer Quarterback Seattle Seahawks
2004 Derrick Brooks Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 Troy Vincent Cornerback Buffalo Bills
2006 Curtis Martin Running Back New York Jets
2007 John Lynch Safety Denver Broncos
2008 LaDainian Tomlinson Running Back San Diego Chargers
2009 Warrick Dunn Running Back Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2010 Kurt Warner Quarterback Arizona Cardinals
2011 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints
2012 London Fletcher Linebacker Washington Redskins

Happy Birthday to Mel Renfro


Mel Renfro

Mel Renfro was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 1964 NFL Draft. Although he had won many accolades as a running back and at the time teams put their best athletes on the offensive side of the ball, Tom Landry looking to build a dominating defense decided to start him at safety. As a rookie he had an impressive season by leading the team with 7 interceptions, the NFL in both punt return and kickoff return yardage and culminated his great campaign with an invitation to the Pro Bowl. In his second year (1965), his 30 yards kick-off return average still remains as a franchise record.

In 1966 coming from an All-Pro season at safety, the Cowboys named him their starting halfback in an effort to improve its offense. He was injured in the opening game against the New York Giants and replaced by Dan Reeves, who was so impressive that Renfro was moved back to defense when he returned to action and would end up being named to the All-Pro team again.

Renfro joined the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1981, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. During his time with the Cowboys, even though one of his teammates was former Olympic gold medalist Bob Hayes, many experts still considered him the best athlete on the team.

Source: Wikipedia

Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins rivalry Flashback


Martin Wreath

On December 16,1979 the NFC East championship and home field advantage was on the line for the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach engineered a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback giving the Dallas Cowboys a 35-34 win.

The week leading up to the game, Cowboys’ defensive end Harvey Martin received a funeral wreath, allegedly sent by a member of the Washington Redskins. Martin, kept it in his locker all week for motivation and after the Cowboys win, he ran into the Redskins’s locker room opened the door and threw the funeral wreath into the room, breaking up their team prayer.

2013 NFC Pro Bowl Selections


Pro Bowl

The NFL have announced the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl selections. The Dallas Cowboys will only send two this year to Hawaii. Congrats to outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten. This will be Ware’s seventh straight Pro Bowl selection and this will be Witten’s eighth trip to Hawaii.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium.

Here is the full NFC roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl
Offense

Quarterback

*-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay  Matt Ryan, Atlanta  Robert Griffin III, Washington

Running back

*-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota  Marshawn Lynch, Seattle  Frank Gore, San Francisco

Fullback

*-Jerome Felton, Minnesota

Wide receiver

*-Calvin Johnson, Detroit  *-Brandon Marshall, Chicago  Julio Jones, Atlanta  Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants

Tight end

*-Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta  Jason Witten, Dallas

Tackle

*-Joe Staley, San Francisco  *-Russell Okung, Seattle  Trent Williams, Washington

Guard

*-Mike Iupati, San Francisco  *-Jahri Evans, New Orleans  Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants

Center

*-Max Unger, Seattle  Jeff Saturday, Green Bay

Defense

Defensive end

*-Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants  *-Julius Peppers, Chicago  Jared Allen, Minnesota

Interior linemen

*-Justin Smith, San Francisco  *-Henry Melton, Chicago  Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

Outside linebacker

*-Aldon Smith, San Francisco  *-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas  Clay Matthews, Green Bay

Inside/Middle linebacker

*-Patrick Willis, San Francisco  NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerback

*-Charles Tillman, Chicago  *-Tim Jennings, Chicago  Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Free safety

*-Dashon Goldson, San Francisco  Earl Thomas, Seattle

Strong safety

*-Donte Whitner, San Francisco

Special teams

Punter

Thomas Morstead, New Orleans

Placekicker

Blair Walsh, Minnesota

Kick returner

Leon Washington, Seattle

Special-teamer

Lorenzo Alexander, Washington

Long snapper

TBA

*-Starters

Jason Witten sets NFL season record for reception for a tight end


Jason witten2

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten set the NFL single-season record for receptions by a tight end today with his 103 catch of the season. He broke Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez’s mark of 102 catches.

Witten also holds the Dallas Cowboys all-time franchise record for receptions.

Cowboys vs Redskins moved to Prime Time on NBC


Cowboys vs Redskins2

The Dallas Cowboys versus the Washington Redskins game will decide the NFC East will be moved to prime time. The NFL says that Dallas’ matchup with rival Washington on Dec. 30 would be on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football. Who will take the NFC East title?

Cowboys to honor fallen teammate Jerry Brown Sunday


JB

The Dallas Cowboys will wear a No. 53 decal on their helmets to honor the memory of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown Jr. for the rest of the season starting with Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium.

Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series Part 2: UKCowboysFans


The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most recognizable sports franchises in the world. In part 2 of our Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series we interview the UKCowboysFans a group of die-hard fans from the United Kingdom. 

Q: Can you tell my TrueBlueNation blog readers a little about yourself and the UKCowboysFans? 

Myself: I am the father of a beautiful 9-year-old girl and I am a massive Cowboys fan from the UK who catches all their games live when it is on our sports channel show otherwise I listen to them on the radio, regardless of the time they kickoff/finish here.
 
UK Cowboys Fans: UK Cowboys fans was set up almost a year ago with the aim to help Cowboys fans here in the UK keep up to date with news, scores, and all things Cowboys. We set up a Facebook and Twitter page so updates of plays as they happen on game day could be provided should fans be unable to catch the game live, and links could be provided so that news updates were available a the click of a button, saving fans time by not having to search around. Things have really taken off and with over 50 members on the Facebook group and 900 followers on twitter we recently had our first UK Cowboys Fans get together at the Rams/Patriots game at Wembley. The aim is to have regular trips to Cowboys Stadium in the future to cheer the team on.

Q: What made you start following the Dallas Cowboys? How long have you been a Dallas Cowboys Fan?

I have been a Cowboys fan since around 2000, but have been into American Football a lot longer, originally without actually following a team. As my love for the sport grew I knew following a team was a must. The Cowboys were the only team I wanted to know the score of and through that realised that they were the only team for me.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. I am also a season ticket (with my daughter and a few friends) for the Leeds Rhinos (our local Rugby League team). We follow them home and away no matter have far the trip may take us.

Q: What was your first Dallas Cowboys memory? (Good or Bad)

My first Cowboys memory was rushing to college the day after a game (back then the time difference made it hard to stay up all night to watch a game, when on live here) so that I could get the result before having to go into class.

Q: Who is your All-Time favorite Dallas Cowboys player and why?

Emmitt Smith. He was amazing to watch, and could turn a game in the blink of an eye. Was gutted when he left the team and eventually retired.

Q: Who is your favorite current Dallas Cowboys player?

Jason Witten. This guy is so reliable, and has a great work ethic. Personally I think he is the best all round Tight End currently in the league.

Q: If you could give the Dallas Cowboys team by position a grade what would it be?
 
Offense: C-
Defense: B-
Sp.Teams: D
Coaching: C-
Front Office: B

Q: If you were in the Dallas Cowboys front office what changes would you make on the team?

I would make everyone who doesn’t have the word “Coach” in their work title take a step back. The Front Office needs to concentrate on what is happening of the field and let the Coaches do what they are paid for and that’s to coach.

Q: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this year?

I’m going to say yes, although it’s going to be tough. I said at the start of the year we would be 10-6 and in the playoffs, so I’m sticking with that.

Q: Will Jason Garrett be back as Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys next year?
I hope so, as I don’t think he’s had enough time in the role, but doubt he will.

With the whole Sean Payton issue, it’s going to be hard for Jerry Jones to let another team take him without making an offer himself.
 
Word association

Tony Romo: Under-rated.

Jason Garrett: Too cautious at times.

Dallas Cowboys: The best team in the NFL.

Rob Ryan: The right coach for our Defence.

Washington Redskins: Not to be taken lightly.

We would like to thank Jamie and the UKCowboysFans for taking the time to sit down and talk with us at TrueBlueNation Fan Club.

NFL fines Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins $7,875


 

The NFL fines Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the Cowboys 38-31 loss to Washington on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium.

Jenkins was penalized for knocking receiver Pierre Garcon to the ground after he scored on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin III.

CB Orlando Scandrick out 6-8 weeks after having hand surgery


Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.con reports that Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick will be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his left hand.

Scandrick also said he’s got a bone bruise and sprained ligaments in his wrist. With five weeks remaining in the regular season, the Cowboys elected not to place Scandrick on injured reserve in the hope he could return for any potential postseason games.

Source: ESPN Dallas

Cowboys sign WR Anthony Armstrong


The Dallas Cowboys sign former Washington Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong today.

Armstrong, who is from Carrollton, Texas played for the Dallas Arena League team the Dallas Desperados he also played with Miami Dolphins (2008–2009) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012).

He has 54 career receptions for 986 yards and five touchdowns in his three years in the NFL.

 

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Cowboys vs Redskins


DALLAS COWBOYS (5-5) VS WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-6)

Cowboys Stadium

Kickoff: 3:25 pm CST

Quick Facts:

Series Record: Cowboys leads 62-40-2.

Last Meeting: Dallas 27 – Washington 24 (Overtime), Nov. 20th, 2011.

Last Meeting in Dallas: Dallas 18 -Washington 16, Sept. 16th, 2011.

Series Streak: Dallas has won the last three out of six of the last seven games.

Series Break down by game. (Includes Regular Season and Postseason games.)

11/20/2011 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 24, OT 80,122
09/26/2011 Dallas Cowboys 18, Washington Redskins 16 91,017
12/19/2010 Dallas Cowboys 33, Washington Redskins 30 86,904
09/12/2010 Washington Redskins 13, Dallas Cowboys 7 90,670
12/27/2009 Dallas Cowboys 17, Washington Redskins 0 88,221
11/22/2009 Dallas Cowboys 7, Washington Redskins 6 85,277
11/16/2008 Dallas Cowboys 14, Washington Redskins 10 90,830
09/28/2008 Washington Redskins 26, Dallas Cowboys 24 63,462
12/30/2007 Washington Redskins 27, Dallas Cowboys 6 90,910
11/18/2007 Dallas Cowboys 28, Washington Redskins 23 63,706
11/05/2006 Washington Redskins 22, Dallas Cowboys 19 90,250
09/17/2006 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 10 63,152
12/18/2005 Washington Redskins 35, Dallas Cowboys 7 90,588
09/19/2005 Washington Redskins 14, Dallas Cowboys 13 65,207
12/26/2004 Dallas Cowboys 13, Washington Redskins 10 63,705
09/27/2004 Dallas Cowboys 21, Washington Redskins 18 90,367
12/14/2003 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 0 70,284
11/02/2003 Dallas Cowboys 21, Washington Redskins 14 64,002
12/29/2002 Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 14 84,142
11/28/2002 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 20 63,606
12/02/2001 Dallas Cowboys 20, Washington Redskins 14 85,112
10/15/2001 Dallas Cowboys 9, Washington Redskins 7 63,941
12/10/2000 Dallas Cowboys 32, Washington Redskins 13 63,467
09/18/2000 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 21 84,431
10/24/1999 Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 20 64,377
09/12/1999 Dallas Cowboys 41, Washington Redskins 35, OT 79,237
12/27/1998 Dallas Cowboys 23, Washington Redskins 7 63,565
10/04/1998 Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 10 72,284
11/16/1997 Dallas Cowboys 17, Washington Redskins 14 64,559
10/13/1997 Washington Redskins 21, Dallas Cowboys 16 76,159
12/22/1996 Washington Redskins 37, Dallas Cowboys 10 56,454
11/28/1996 Dallas Cowboys 21, Washington Redskins 10 64,955
12/03/1995 Washington Redskins 24, Dallas Cowboys 17
10/01/1995 Washington Redskins 27, Dallas Cowboys 23 55,489
11/20/1994 Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 7
10/02/1994 Dallas Cowboys 34, Washington Redskins 7
12/26/1993 Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 3
09/06/1993 Washington Redskins 35, Dallas Cowboys 16
12/13/1992 Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 17
09/07/1992 Dallas Cowboys 23, Washington Redskins 10
11/24/1991 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 21
09/09/1991 Washington Redskins 33, Dallas Cowboys 31
11/22/1990 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 17
09/23/1990 Washington Redskins 19, Dallas Cowboys 15
11/05/1989 Dallas Cowboys 13, Washington Redskins 3
09/24/1989 Washington Redskins 30, Dallas Cowboys 7
12/11/1988 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 17
10/09/1988 Washington Redskins 35, Dallas Cowboys 17
12/13/1987 Washington Redskins 24, Dallas Cowboys 20
10/19/1987 Washington Redskins 13, Dallas Cowboys 7
11/23/1986 Washington Redskins 41, Dallas Cowboys 14
10/12/1986 Dallas Cowboys 30, Washington Redskins 6
11/10/1985 Dallas Cowboys 13, Washington Redskins 7
09/09/1985 Dallas Cowboys 44, Washington Redskins 14
12/09/1984 Washington Redskins 30, Dallas Cowboys 28
10/14/1984 Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 14
12/11/1983 Washington Redskins 31, Dallas Cowboys 10
09/05/1983 Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 30
01/22/1983 Washington Redskins 31, Dallas Cowboys 17 (NFC Championship Game) 55,045
12/05/1982 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 10
11/22/1981 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 10
09/06/1981 Dallas Cowboys 26, Washington Redskins 10
11/23/1980 Dallas Cowboys 14, Washington Redskins 10
09/08/1980 Dallas Cowboys 17, Washington Redskins 3
12/16/1979 Dallas Cowboys 35, Washington Redskins 34
11/18/1979 Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 20
11/23/1978 Dallas Cowboys 37, Washington Redskins 10
10/02/1978 Washington Redskins 9, Dallas Cowboys 5
11/27/1977 Dallas Cowboys 14, Washington Redskins 7
10/16/1977 Dallas Cowboys 34, Washington Redskins 16
12/12/1976 Washington Redskins 27, Dallas Cowboys 14
10/31/1976 Dallas Cowboys 20, Washington Redskins 7
12/13/1975 Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 10
11/02/1975 Washington Redskins 30, Dallas Cowboys 24, OT
11/28/1974 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 23
11/17/1974 Washington Redskins 28, Dallas Cowboys 21
12/09/1973 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 7
10/08/1973 Washington Redskins 14, Dallas Cowboys 7
12/31/1972 Washington Redskins 26, Dallas Cowboys 3 (NFC Championship Game) 53,129
12/09/1972 Dallas Cowboys 34, Washington Redskins 24
10/22/1972 Washington Redskins 24, Dallas Cowboys 20
11/21/1971 Dallas Cowboys 13, Washington Redskins 0
10/03/1971 Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 16
12/06/1970 Dallas Cowboys 34, Washington Redskins 0
11/22/1970 Dallas Cowboys 45, Washington Redskins 21
12/21/1969 Dallas Cowboys 20, Washington Redskins 10
11/16/1969 Dallas Cowboys 41, Washington Redskins 28
11/28/1968 Dallas Cowboys 29, Washington Redskins 20
11/17/1968 Dallas Cowboys 44, Washington Redskins 24
11/19/1967 Washington Redskins 27, Dallas Cowboys 20
10/08/1967 Dallas Cowboys 17, Washington Redskins 14
12/11/1966 Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 31
11/13/1966 Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 30
11/28/1965 Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 31
09/26/1965 Dallas Cowboys 27, Washington Redskins 7
11/22/1964 Washington Redskins 28, Dallas Cowboys 16
09/20/1964 Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 18
11/03/1963 Dallas Cowboys 35, Washington Redskins 20
09/29/1963 Washington Redskins 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
11/04/1962 Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 10
09/16/1962 Dallas Cowboys 35, Washington Redskins 35
12/17/1961 Washington Redskins 34, Dallas Cowboys 24
11/19/1961 Dallas Cowboys 28, Washington Redskins 28
10/09/1960 Washington Redskins 26, Dallas Cowboys 14

Source: http://www.footballdb.com

NFL Power Rankings Week 11


 

 

ESPN has released their NFL power rankings for Week 11. The Cowboys drop a spot from last week’s ranking (No.15) after the horrible offensive performance against the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium.

1.Texans (9-1)

2.Falcons (9-1)

3.49ers  (7-2-1)

4.Packers (7-3)

5.Ravens (8-2)

6.Bears (7-3)

7.Broncos (7-3)

8.Patriots (7-3)

9.Giants (6-4)

10.Buccaneers (6-4)

11.Steelers (6-4)

12.Seahawks (6-4)

13.Saints (5-5)

14.Vikings (6-4)

15.Colts (6-4)

16.Cowboys (5-5)

17.Bengals (5-5)

18.Redskins (4-6)

19.Lions (4-6)

20.Dolphins (4-6)

21.Chargers (4-6)

22.Jets (4-6)

23.Titans (4-6)

24.Bills (4-6)

25.Cardinals (4-6)

26.Rams (3-6-1)

27.Eagles (3-7)

28.Raiders (3-7)

29.Panthers (2-8)

30.Browns (2-8)

31.Jaguars (1-9)

32.Chiefs (1-9)

Source: ESPN.Com

Cowboys pre-Thanksgiving Rally Day


Cowboys Stadium will host a pre-Thanksgiving Rally Day on Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the East Platform, featuring appearances and autographs from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and former players Charles Haley, Chad Hennings, and Mel Renfro.

Photos can be taken with the Super Bowl trophies, while children will be able to see Rowdy and play interactive games.

Rally day platform tickets cost $12.50 for adults and $9.50 for children and will give guests access to the platform only.

Tours of Cowboys Stadium will be open with free parking at Cowboys Stadium through the end of the day with the purchase of a tour ticket. VIP Guided tours are available for purchase at the box office, $17.50 for adults and $14.50 for children/seniors (subject to availability). Free parking will available with the purchase of a stadium tour.

Events scheduled for Rally Day:

Dallas Cowboys Alumni will sign autographs from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Charles Haley – 10:00 a.m.
  • Chad Hennings – 11:00 a.m.
  • Mel Renfro – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will sign autographs from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Source: Dallas Cowboys.com

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins rivalry


The Dallas Cowboys (5-5) will host their hated rival the Washington Redskins (4-6) in the annual Thanksgiving game in Cowboys Stadium this year.  The Cowboys and Redskins rivalry dates back to October 9, 1960. It was once considered one of the biggest NFL rivalries of all time and one of the greatest in all of pro sports.

History

In 1960, the National Football League approved a franchise for Dallas, and Murchison, along with Bedford Wynne, was the franchisee or license holder. A motivating factor in the NFL’s decision to award a license for Dallas was the establishment of the American Football League (AFL) by Lamar Hunt, another Dallas area businessman. Hunt, in helping create the AFL, established a professional football presence in Dallas, and the NFL realized the urgency with which they needed to address a potential market gain by the upstart league and a loss for the established organization.

For the most part, Murchison was a hands-off owner, delegating a great deal of operational control of the Cowboys to General Manager Tex Schramm, Coach Tom Landry and Scouting/Personnel Director Gil Brandt. His general attitude was to hire experts and let them execute the aspect of the business that fell in their expertise. Hence, Landry enjoyed absolute authority over the day to day running of the actual team; Brandt was unhindered in the area of drafting and scouting players, and Schramm oversaw many of the team’s day to day administrative concerns. This laissez-faire attitude has been credited by many Cowboys fans as the driving force in the team’s 20 consecutive winning seasons from 1966–1985. By not interfering with his coaches and staff, Murchison did not create an atmosphere of second guessing and arguments over player selection or credit for the team’s success.

In 1984, Murchison sold the Dallas Cowboys to an investment syndicate led by Bum Bright, a Dallas area businessman who had a background in banking/financial services and in oil/gas production. Bright in turn sold the Cowboys to Jerry Jones in 1989 following several losing seasons.

Cowboys and Redskins Team History

  • Texas oilman Clint Murchison Jr. bought the song rights for “Hail to the Redskins” in 1958 for $2,500.
  • The Redskins won the first meeting between the two teams 26 to 14 in Griffith Stadium. It was the only game the Redskins (1-9-2) would win that year and that year the Dallas Cowboys (0-11-1) was winless.
  • Dallas Cowboys leads the all-time regular season series 62-40-2.
  • Washington Redskins leads the all-time postseason series 2–0.
  • Cowboys DE Harvey Martin tosses a funeral wreath into Washington’s locker room after a 35-34 Cowboys win that clinched the NFC East on the last day of the 1979 season.

Source: Wikipedia

Cowboys call up DE Ben Bass to roster


Ht: 6′ 5″  Wt: 283  Age: 23
From: Plano, TX
College: Texas A&M
NFL Experience: Rookie season

The Dallas Cowboys will promote defensive end Ben Bass from the practice squad to the Cowboys active roster.

Bass, a local football product from Plano, Texas played his college football at Texas A&M. His senior year at Texas A&M he finished with 26 tackles, two sacks, and 4.5 tackles for loss.

Eagles Fans set car on fire after Cowboys loss?


Image Via @MarisaMagnatta

The Philadelphia Eagles fans are one of the most controversial fan bases in all of football. Their rude and classless reputation continues to grow at an alarming rate. 

After the Dallas Cowboys handed the Eagles their fifth straight loss of the season 39-23 at Lincoln Financial Field a group of Eagles fans decided to set a Dallas Cowboys fan’s car on fire during the Cowboys-Eagles game in Philadelphia.

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