August 13, 2013 |
NFL teams like quarterbacks who can fit the football into tight windows. In the first throw of his trick-shot video, Alex Tanney fired the ball out of a tight window - specifically, from a dormitory room on the third floor of Bowers Hall at tiny Monmouth (Ill.) College. Kneeling on his couch and showing impeccable timing, Tanney threaded a pass out the window and into the hands of a teammate sitting in the bed of a moving pickup truck. Tanney, vying for a spot as a reserve quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, became a virtual overnight sensation with the five-minute video, which he posted on YouTube in February 2011.
August 10, 2013 |
The Cowboys haven't snapped a down yet, and they're already one of 2013's most exciting teams. Oklahoma State played with (orange and black) pants on fire last season in averaging nearly 46 points per game, but apparently it just wasn't entertaining enough for Coach Mike Gundy. "We expect to play very fast this year," he said. He ordered strength coach Rob Glass to turn up the hamster wheel to get the team in better cardiovascular shape. Oklahoma State is happy to be one of the defendants in the phony "spread offenses lead to more injuries" argument being prosecuted by Alabama Coach Nick Saban.
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August 8, 2013 |
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82. Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his Nashville home, his friend and fellow producer Dub Cornett told the Associated Press. Clement was the first to record Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He arranged the signature mariachi horn part for Johnny Cash's original recording of "Ring of Fire," persuaded George Jones to record "She Thinks I Still Care," and produced Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams," considered one of the finest albums of the 1970s "outlaw" movement.
August 7, 2013 |
For a moment, a night really, the Dallas Cowboys may have thought they had fortified their offensive line when former New York Jets guard Brandon Moore agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports . By morning, Moore decided rather than join “America's Team” for one more season, it was time to call it a career. "I was wrestling with it all night,” said Moore, 33. “I was excited, but when you start looking at all the personal factors that go into it and the commitment on the football side and you've been in a different mental state also the past three or four months because no action's been happening, you kind of move on with your life.
August 5, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has put his house in Hollywood Hills on the market at $2.85 million. He bought it a year and half ago for $2.1 million. The contemporary house, built in 2009, features retractable walls of glass and a top-floor master bedroom with a dressing area and bathroom; it has a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,353 square feet. Outdoor amenities include a sunken spa. There are city and canyon views. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?
July 22, 2013 |
Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks dismantled Monte Kiffin's USC defense last season, generating the most yards ever against the Trojans. It was the lowest point in Kiffin's three-year tenure as the head of the Trojans' defense. When Kiffin resigned from USC after last season, at least he knew Kelly was merely a memory. But less than a week after Kiffin was hired as defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles hired Kelly as head coach.
July 19, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys have a new play-caller, a new defensive coordinator and a familiar refrain from owner Jerry Jones. "We are a better team, no question in my mind, than we were at this same time last year," said Jones, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com. The Cowboys open training camp this weekend in Oxnard, with players checking in Friday and practicing for the first time Sunday. "We've got a lot of work to do. " Overseeing the defense is Monte Kiffin, who won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay as Buccaneers defensive coordinator but later struggled in that role at USC, as a member of his son Lane's staff.
July 18, 2013 |
They say cowboys are the toughest, flintiest characters out there, and that the Wyoming breed might be the most hard-bitten of them all. Starting Thursday, the state will be the scene of a competition to give athletes a chance to prove they're Wyoming hardy: the first-ever Cowboy Tough race that will feature a madcap scramble by bike, foot, climbing gear and canoe across 300 miles of roads, trails, mountainsides and blue water. Think Ironman Triathalon or Tour de France -- only out in the middle of nowhere.
July 18, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has retired. Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, announced through the team Thursday that he was stepping away from football. "This is the right decision for me, and something I have given a lot of thought to," said Brent, 25, in a Cowboys news release. "I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football.
July 1, 2013 |
Phil Costa probably isn't known by too many people outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But that's about to change for the Dallas Cowboys center, who recently became engaged to marry Brooke Hogan, daughter of pro wrestling royalty Hulk Hogan and a reality TV star in her own right. Hogan announced the upcoming nuptials to the world via Instagram, posting photos of Costa proposing on one knee in front of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and declaring it the happiest moment of her life.