Daily Archives: June 30, 2009
Pete Prisco of CBSSports ranks the top 50 players in the NFL. He places DeMarcus Ware just behind QBs Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
3. DeMarcus Ware, OLB, Cowboys: One number says it all: 20. That’s his sack total from 2008. He’s the best pass-rushing linebacker in football.
Jason Witten also made the list.
33. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys: He’s a great threat in the middle of the field and has improved as a blocker. Tony Romo loves him and with T.O. gone he might be even more of a factor.
Just a bit outside were Tony Romo and Andre Gurode.
Even though they haven’t advanced to the second round of the playoffs in over a decade, the Dallas Cowboys continue to have good odds to win the Super Bowl ever year.
This year, the Cowboys are 20/1 to win Super Bowl XLIV.
This offseason, the Cowboys decided to part with one of their biggest offensive weapons, but also their biggest locker room distraction. Receiver Terrell Owens was released, subsequently signed by the Buffalo Bills, and now Dallas has to count on Roy Williams, Miles Austin and Patrick Crayton to carry the load in the passing game, along with Tony Romo and the combination of running backs Marion Barber III and Felix Jones, of course.
Just when I think I have seen the sorriest mankind can do, I see a story like this.
When Ed Jordan hung two flags from his front porch – one for his country and one for the Marine Corps he once served in – he thought no one could take issue with his gesture to honor the troops during the Fourth of July.
He never imagined he would return to his Far North Dallas home from an errand Monday morning to find the flags burned – their cinders scattered amid his azaleas.
Ed Jordan holds the charred remnants of the U.S. and Marine Corps flags that flew outside his Far North Dallas home until vandals burned them Monday
A 12-year-old Colorado bullrider was killed Sunday when he was thrown from his mount and trampled, rupturing his heart’s left ventricle. That’s awful enough. Then everyone sprinted through all five stages of grief and headed straight for damage control.
Vanessa Miller of the Boulder Daily Camera reports:
Richard Wayde Hamar, of Yuma, was riding a bull in the Little Britches competition about 11 a.m. when the bull threw him off and trampled his chest and stomach, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Wayde was wearing a helmet and vest, said his mother, Angie Hamar, who was watching the event with her husband, Mitch Hamar, and their younger son, Zach.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected. The NCAA prohibits schools from formally offering scholarships until a prospect has registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. UT has not offered Berry a scholarship.
Even though it’s too early for Tennessee to actually offer, UT has received its first commitment for the Class of 2013.
That’s right, 2013.
Evan Berry, brother of UT All-American safety Eric Berry, has committed to the Vols even before beginning his freshman season in high school.
“It’s the only college I know right now and it seems the best for me,” Evan Berry, 13, told Rivals.com, which first reported the story. “My dad went there and my brother is there now. I know I can do the same things there. I have a real friendly relationship with the coaches there. I don’t know them too well, but I know I will have plenty of time to get to know them.”
Matt Moore set the table on Jason Kidd‘s impending free agency — Dallas, New York, Cleveland and Portland figure to be the best options. Though Kidd has publicly said he’d give the Mavericks dibs, you’ll be interested to know Kidd will spend Wednesday, the first day of the free agency period, in New York City chatting with the Knicks.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Kidd will meet with Knicks president Donnie Walsh early Wednesday, hoping to get a commitment. NY cannot offer more than the mid-level exception (a starting salary of less than $6 million) unless Walsh works out a sign-and-trade with Dallas, which holds Kidd’s Bird rights. But the Knicks certainly have a hole at the point. Chris Duhon, ahem, ain’t getting it done.
DALLAS — Marc Colombo lowers his bald head and leans his sweaty, 6-foot-8, 318-pound frame toward the microphone, growling to the crowd that the next song will “rip your face off.”
The sometimes scary stage presence of the heavily tattooed guitarist and singer, who is one of three Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen in the heavy metal band Free Reign, is a thing of beauty for the head of the recording company that just signed them.
It’s impossible to find an NFL head coach or general manager who is willing to say that he wants to sign Michael Vick, but former NFL coach Dennis Green, now coaching for the start-up UFL, thinks he knows where Vick will end up.
“I have a hard time believing that Michael Vick is not going to wind up with Bill Parcells, simply because he has that creativeness that says that no matter what it takes, he’s going to find a way to get Michael Vick,” Green told Sirius NFL Radio. “Now, whether it means convincing the commissioner or whatever it takes, Michael Vick is probably going to wind up at Miami because of the fact that Bill Parcells is Bill Parcells.”