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The Dallas Cowboys are an American football team that plays in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They are headquartered in Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The team plays its home games at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth which finished construction in time for the 2009 season. The Cowboys joined the NFL as a 1960 expansion team.

The team’s national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive home sell-outs. The Cowboys’ streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games began in 1990, and included 79 straight sellouts at their former home, Texas Stadium, and 81 straight sell-outs on the road. The franchise shares the record for most Super Bowl appearances (8) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, corresponding to most NFC championships (8). The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966/1985), in which they only missed the playoffs twice (1974 and 1984), an NFL record that remains unbroken and unchallenged. It remains one of the longest winning streaks in all of professional sports.

An article from Forbes Magazine, dated September 2, 2009, lists the Cowboys as the highest valued sports franchise in the history of the United States, and second in the world (behind Manchester United of the English Premier League ), with an estimated value of approximately $ 1.65 billion, above the Washington Redskins ($ 1.5 billion) and the New England Patriots ($ 1.361 billion). They are also the wealthiest team in the NFL, generating almost $ 269 million in annual revenue.

Danny White became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback in 1980 after quarterback Roger Staubach retired. White led the Cowboys to the playoffs five times and won two Division Championships. However, despite playing in the NFC Championship Game three consecutive years (1980/1982), the Cowboys did not reach the Super Bowl during the 1980s. In 1984, H.R. “Bum” Bright purchased the Dallas Cowboys from Clint Murchison, Jr. As the Cowboys suffered through progressively poorer seasons (from 10/6 in 1985 to 7/9 in 1986, 7/8 in 1987, and 3/13 in 1988), Bright became disenchanted with the team. During the Savings and Loan crisis, the team and Mr. Bright’s Savings and Loan were taken over by the FSLIC. During an embarrassing home loss to Atlanta in 1987, Bright told the media that he was “horrified” at Landry’s play calling. The FSLIC forced Mr. Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 25, 1989.

Jones immediately fired Tom Landry, the only head coach in franchise history, replacing him with University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson. With the first pick in the draft, the Cowboys selected UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman. Later that same year, they would trade veteran running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five veteran players and eight draft choices. Although the Cowboys finished the 1989 season with a 1/15 record, their worst in almost 30 years, “The Trade” later allowed Dallas to draft a number of impact players to rebuild the team.

Only weeks after Super Bowl XXVIII, however, friction between Johnson and Jones culminated in Johnson stunning the football world by announcing his resignation. Jones then hired former University of Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer to replace Johnson. The Cowboys finished 12/4 in 1994, but missed the Super Bowl by losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, 38/28. In 1995, Jones lured All-Pro cornerback Deion Sanders away from San Francisco, and Dallas once again posted a 12/4 regular season record. The Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27/17 at Sun Devil Stadium in Super Bowl XXX for their fifth world championship. Switzer joined Johnson as the only coaches to win a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.

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Expectations Are Up For The Dallas Cowboys

The hope for Dallas Cowboy has been raising up after their first playoff win in 13 years last season. Jerry Jones, the owner, expects his Cowboys to play in the new Cowboys Stadium in Super Bowl 45 in February.

 

Offense: The Cowboys boast one of the most balanced offensive attacks in the NFL. Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo, and a talented receiving unit, helped Dallas put the sixth-best passing offense in the league on the field last year.

 

Led by Marion Barber, a talented running back corps also helped the Cowboys feature the seventh-best running attack.

 

Romo is as fun a quarterback to watch as there is in the NFL. I love the way this guy can scramble to buy time. He was terrific in 2009 when he threw for nearly 4,500 yards and 26 touchdowns with just nine interceptions.

 

Romo will have no shortage of weapons to work with in the receiving unit. Wide receiver Miles Austin had a coming out party in 2009, catching 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Cowboys added another playmaker by drafting Dez Bryant at the end of the first round. He could prove to be an absolute steal. His presence also figures to get more out of Roy Williams, who has been a disappointment since coming over from Detroit. Jason Witten is one of the very best in the business at the tight end position. He hauled in 94 passes for 1,030 yards and two scores last year.

 

Dallas will have the potential to dominate with its running game. The trio of Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice combined to rush for nearly 2,000 yards in 2009. Barber figures to share even more of the work load this season, and that won’t be a bad thing when you consider that Jones and Choice both averaged better than 5.5 yards per tote.

 

Defense: The Cowboys finished as the second best scoring defense in the NFL last year, giving up only 15.6 points per game. Led by Big Jay Ratliff up front, the Boys were especially tough on the run, allowing only 90.5 yards per game on the dirt (No. 4 in the NFL).

 

Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware is an animal. With an 11 sack campaign in 2009, the guy now has 64.5 for his career. That’s good for an average of 12.9 sacks per season.

 

Joining Ware in the linebacker unit is Anthony Spencer. The Cowboys are hopeful that he can build on his solid 2009 campaign when he produced six sacks and 10 tackles for loss.

 

The Boys must replace departed safety Ken Hamlin, but a unit anchored by Terrence Newman and Mike Jenkins should be just fine. Wade Phillips has a lot of confidence in defensive backs Alan Ball and Orlando Scandrick as well.

 

Prediction: 1st NFC East – The Cowboys have the fewest question marks of any team in the NFC East. If they can avoid the injury bug, I like their chances of bringing home another NFC East title. Take a look at my 2010 NFL predictions to see which teams I have winning the other seven divisions.

 

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Dallas Cowboys 2010 Strength of Schedule, Futures Odds and Predictions

You think Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is, well, “jonesing” to see his club play in this winter’s Super Bowl on the Cowboys’ home field? Jones would like nothing more than to turn those two weeks before the big game into all things Dallas. No team in NFL history has hosted a Super Bowl it played in.

And it’s certainly possible the Cowboys do get there, as they are +130 favorites in the NFL Odds to win the NFC East, tied with the Minnesota Vikings at 6/1 as the second-favorites to win the NFC (behind the Saints) and 12/1 to win Super Bowl XLV.

Arguably no team is more stacked at the running backs position as Dallas does with injury-prone Marion Barber, burner Felix Jones – who reportedly will get more touches this year and be the starter – and solid Tashard Choice. There had been talk one of those three might be traded this offseason but that never panned out. QB Tony Romo is only 30 and he finally got that playoff monkey off his back with the win over the Eagles on wild-card weekend last year (although he wasn’t good against the Vikings the next week). The offensive line should be better with declining 35-year-old left tackle Flozell Adams gone and replaced by Doug Free. Jason Witten remains one of the league’s top tight ends. So really the only question mark might be at receiver (and kicker). Perhaps the steal of this last draft was Dallas landing Dez Bryant at No. 24 when he was considered a lock Top 10 pick. If Williams doesn’t start performing, Bryant could start sooner than later.

The defense also should be very good, as the Cowboys have arguably the best duo of outside linebackers in the league in DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. Cornerbacks Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins are very good and the D-Line is solid at worst. This unit finished ninth in total defense last year and should be in that area again.

Can Dallas improve upon last year’s 11-5 finish, NFC East title and one playoff win? Let’s take a look.

Here is the 2010 Dallas Cowboys schedule (All times Eastern)

Week 1: Sunday, Sep. 12, at Washington, 8:20 PM
Week 2: Sunday, Sep. 19, Chicago, 1:00 PM
Week 3: Sunday, Sep. 26, at Houston, 1:00 PM
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 10, Tennessee, 4:15 PM
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 17, at Minnesota, 4:15 PM
Week 7: Monday, Oct. 25, NY Giants, 8:30 PM
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 31, Jacksonville, 1:00 PM
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 7, at Green Bay, 8:20 PM
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 14, at NY Giants, 4:15 PM
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 21, Detroit, 1:00 PM
Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 25, New Orleans, 4:15 PM
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 5, at Indianapolis, 4:15 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 12, Philadelphia, 8:20 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 19, Washington, 1:00 PM
Week 16: Saturday, Dec. 25, at Arizona, 7:30 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 2, at Philadelphia, 1:00 PM

Dallas has the toughest schedule in the NFC if you go by its cumulative opponents’ record from 2009 of 139-117, which ranks third overall in NFL picks. Apart from the games between NFC East rivals, each team in the Cowboys’ division will also play the entire NFC North and AFC South.

That opener against the Redskins will be, rather amazingly, the third game in a row that new Washington QB Donovan McNabb will play against the Cowboys. Many believe the Eagles traded him because Dallas made him look so bad in the regular-season finale and playoff win last year. Dallas is already a 3.5-point favorite for this one (it has won its past two at Washington), and I see no reason why the Cowboys won’t sweep the Redskins again this year.

I’d say a 4-0 start is very possible and Dallas will need to start strong as after Week 5 it plays only four teams who did not make the playoffs last season, and two of those are bitter divisional rivals. Dallas faces seven playoff teams overall, including both Super Bowl participants.

It’s going to be tough winning in Minnesota, as the Vikings thumped the Cowboys in the divisional round, 34-3. And it figures to be rather chilly that November night in Green Bay, which is a huge advantage for the Pack (third year in a row the teams meet there). That’s very rough having to play the Saints and Colts in back-to-back weeks, but at least Dallas has the extra time off before Indy. Cowboys will be happy with a split in those two games.

In the NFL Power Rankings, the Cowboys used to be lousy in December — 5-9 under Romo before winning their final two in that month last year. Thus I believe Dallas/Romo have solved that problem and the Cowboys should be carrying a three-game winning streak into Philly as the teams close against each other for the third year in a row (each winning one). That could again be for the NFC East title.

The Cowboys’ ‘over/under’ win total on BetUS is 10. I see 11 wins again and a division title as well as a trip to their own Super Bowl. Will they win it? That’s a story for another day.

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NBA Free Picks: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Free Picks: The defending champs are officially on the ropes. The Los Angeles Lakers lost the first two games of their NBA playoffs betting affair with the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, and now, they have to win at least one of the next two at the American Airlines Center just to stay alive in the Western Conference Semifinals.

It’s not all that often that we see a Head Coach Phil Jackson team loses its composure, but that’s what has happened to the Lakers this week. There just seems to be some dysfunction going on right now for the men in purple and gold, and this just isn’t going to cut it against a team as b as the Mavs. Ron Arrest made a boneheaded play on Wednesday, basically giving a clothesline to Jose Barea at the end of the game, and as a result, he has been suspended for this encounter.

Dare we say that Kobe Bryant looks old and washed up? That really is the case right now the Black Samba, as he only scored 23 points on Wednesday, marking one of the worst games that he has had in a postseason that has had very, very few true highlights.

Kobe isn’t playing anywhere near 40 minutes per game any longer, and it is clear that the team that he was once able to carry is now nothing more than a squad chock full of players that, at times, needs to carry him. Both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum had double-doubles in the Game 2 beat down at the hands of the Mavs, but it clearly wasn’t enough to get the job done.

No team in the NBA playoffs is playing better defensively right now than are the Mavericks.

They are holding teams to 88 points per game allowed, and they were significantly better than that in the 93-81 Game 2 win at Staples Center. Sure, we know that the Lakers aren’t shooting 2-for-20 from beyond the arc for this whole series, but just to be able to do it once was remarkable.

The Lakers scored 32 points in the second half of that game. We keep saying that it isn’t about the points or the rebounds, but the timing of it all for Dirk Nowitzki. He scored 24 points and had seven boards, but it was the leadership that he really brought to the table that won Game 2.

Shawn Marion was the second highest scorer on the team with 14 points, and he was the leader with nine rebounds. The bench had a nice game, as Jason Terry, Peja Stojakovic, Jose Barea, and Brendan Haywood combined for 30 points, 12 boards, and 10 assists against just four turnovers.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Free Picks: Though there doesn’t really seem to be a reason to believe that the Lakers are going to turn it around, we do think that it is going to happen. Bryant and the gang are just too good to fall behind 3-0, and even though they are dogs, we still think that the Lakers +2.5 are the right play.

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Cowboys vs. Giants 2012, NFL Week 1 – Romo Headlines Dallas Victory

Check out SB Nation NFL’s coverage of the game: sbn.to The 2012 NFL season is under way, and QB Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys have become the first team since 1999 to defeat a defending Super Bowl champion in their opening game, taking down Super Bowl XLVI MVP QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants, 24-17. A masterful performance from Romo (22/29, 307 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT) and a stunning night from WR Kevin Ogletree (8 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD) resulted in the Cowboys getting an all-important NFC East road win. Amy K. Nelson recaps all the action and storylines from the game. Photo Credits: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Sport
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2013 NFL Draft Team Needs | Dallas Cowboys

Forget about Tony Romo. (I know Cowboys fans would like to…) Subscribe for more exclusive sports coverage: goo.gl Forget about Jason Garrett. Heck, forget about Jerry Jones. It’s time for the Cowboys and their fans to focus on the offseason and the 2013 draft. The two biggest areas of need for this team have to be the interiors of the offensive and defensive line. Both injury and poor play gave the Cowboys problems all year long. In fact, you could say the weakness along the interior of the O-line indirectly led to Romo throwing the abysmal interception that pretty much ended Dallas’ season. Matt Miller and I rounded up a bunch of football fans, gave them hats and B/R swag, then headed over to Highland Park here in New York City and tried to figure out where the Cowboys have the most pressing needs heading into the draft. Let us know in the comments below where you agree or disagree with our assessments and what other needs we might have missed. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com