December 21, 2013 |
D is for disheartening, devastation and disappointment. D is also for Dallas and Detroit. In a matter of weeks, the Cowboys and Lions have gone from the thick of the playoff race to a race to the bottom. They are a combined 0-4 since posting Thanksgiving wins and have tumbled from the top of their respective divisions. Both teams were 7-5 after their Nov. 28 victories, with the Lions seeded third in the NFC and the Cowboys seeded fourth. The Cowboys and Lions are now seeded eighth and ninth, respectively, and both Dallas' Jason Garrett and Detroit's Jim Schwartz are dangling by threads.
December 16, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant explained Monday that he ran to the locker room before the end of the loss to Green Bay because he didn't want to be seen crying on the sideline. "I was wrong," Bryant told reporters during a visit to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, according to ESPN.com. "It didn't have anything to do with my teammates. I just ... I couldn't watch Green Bay kneel the ball down on the field after a tough loss like that. "I was very emotional.
November 1, 2013 |
In Elko poets gather to dodge Nevada chill To read, hold forth and blather As versifiers will. This January hoedown joins horsemen and their kin to artists who aren't highbrow. One year I will sneak in. In other words, the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev., is staging its 30th Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2014. The programming honors horsemen Bill and Tom Dorrance.
October 28, 2013 |
Dez Bryant is a passionate guy. He's also very competitive. Those seem to be the company lines after not one, but two sideline meltdowns by Dallas' star receiver during the Cowboys' 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The first tantrum came in the third quarter, right after the Cowboys had actually extended their lead to 13-7 on a Dan Bailey field goal. Bryant said later that it was all about his passion for winning. “You have to have that passion,” said Bryant, who finished with three catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
October 27, 2013 |
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the clock, giving the Lions one last chance from the Cowboys' one-yard line. Then he noticed the Cowboys' sleepwalking linebackers. They weren't ready to explode off the ball. They were in position, but lethargically waiting for him to stop the clock.
October 15, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys football team has welcomed a new addition to its home at AT&T Stadium. "Sky Mirror," a large-scale reflective sculpture by the British artist Anish Kapoor, was recently unveiled at the Cowboys' stadium as part of a contemporary-art initiative by the team's owners, Gene and Jerry Jones. "Sky Mirror," which is located at the east plaza of AT&T Stadium, is a version of Kapoor's concept that has been seen in Nottingham, England; the Hermitage Museum in Russia; Rockefeller Center in New York; and other venues.
October 14, 2013 |
The season hasn't gone precisely as Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly had hoped, but there are some positive signs for the Eagles, who are tied with Dallas atop the NFC East at 3-3. The Eagles gained 425 yards in Sunday's 31-20 victory at Tampa Bay, making Philadelphia one of four teams in NFL history to gain at least 400 yards in each of its first six games. The other three are this season's Denver Broncos, the 2007 New England Patriots and the 1983 San Diego Chargers. What's more, the Eagles are balanced.
October 13, 2013
Thank you for Catharine Hamm's enlightening article on travel insurance ["What That Policy Covers," On the Spot, Oct. 6]. I blew out my knee's quad tendon in Dubai on the first day of a cruise tour. After having my entire leg cast locally, I tried to fly back to L.A. for immediate surgery. I had a prepaid return flight in coach, but Emirates Airlines said it couldn't accommodate me there because my leg had to be elevated and sticking straight out, and coach didn't have the room for my leg. (Of course, I'd have accepted lying across three seats, but the airline said no.)
October 7, 2013 |
Jerry Jones went there. The Dallas Cowboys owner said the two words that make many people involved in sports cringe after a tough loss. Moral. Victory. Sure, the Cowboys hung tough against the still unbeaten Broncos, keeping up with near-perfect quarterback Peyton Manning until the very end. And, sure, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had the first 500-yard day in franchise history to go along with his five touchdowns. Of course, all of that was negated by a costly Romo interception deep in Cowboys territory that set up a last-second field goal for the Broncos and sent Dallas to a 51-48 loss.
October 6, 2013 |
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often. And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo. Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the stretch by Cowboys quarterback Romo, who is famous for them. Just before the two-minute warning, with the score tied and the Cowboys backed up to their 14-yard line, Romo dropped back and threw a pass into a Bermuda Triangle of Denver defenders.