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The Seahawks showed the world the blueprint for cashing in with a young QB. So why did the Cowboys ignore it?

The Seahawks showed the world the blueprint for cashing in with a young QB. So why did the Cowboys ignore it?

The 2018 season appears to be all about the Seahawks showing us how quickly the window closes on teams' dynasty dreams. At least the Cowboys hope that continues to be the case when they participate in Seattle’s home opener Sunday.But before we get into the details of Seattle’s 0-2 start, let’s remember the Seahawks provided the blueprint for Dallas and others on how to capitalize after winning the lottery at quarterback. Seattle drafted Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson with the 75th pick in 2012, not only long after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III went at the top of the draft but after...
Sep 20, 2018
The biggest takeaway from the Stars' preseason debut

The biggest takeaway from the Stars' preseason debut

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights.What was your biggest takeaway from the Stars' preseason opener?Ben Bishop, 16 shots and 16 saves. That’s the key for this club early in the season and that’s the key for this club in April. He wasn’t healthy come playoff time or actually down the stretch where the Stars faded from playoff contention. He has...
Sep 20, 2018

Which Texas college football team boasts the state's best quarterback?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights.Which Texas college football team has the best chance of pulling off an upset: Texas over TCU, Texas Tech over Oklahoma State or Texas A&M over Alabama?Texas has the best chance, starting with the fact that the Longhorns are the only ones trying to do this at home. The question is whether all those beatings the...
Sep 20, 2018
How much should Dak Prescott be running the ball in this Cowboys offense?

How much should Dak Prescott be running the ball in this Cowboys offense?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights.Do you think Dak should run the ball more or less?More than he has in the past but just about the amount he ran it Sunday night against the Giants. The zone-read is a great weapon where Dak Prescott can hand the ball to Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL’s leading rusher over the last two seasons, or keep it and go around...
Sep 19, 2018
The NBA blew it: Why Mavs owner Mark Cuban deserved a suspension after sexual harassment investigation

The NBA blew it: Why Mavs owner Mark Cuban deserved a suspension after sexual harassment investigation

It's wonderful to be rich. I think we were all aware of that prior to Wednesday afternoon, but when Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban bought his way out of trouble and avoided any kind of suspension from the NBA despite the overwhelming evidence of his organization having been out of control for two decades, it hit home.No suspension. Nothing. Not a game.Cuban will pay $10 million to a variety of programs dealing with women in the workplace and domestic violence. It's a big check but one that any NBA owner can write without changing his plans for dinner. And Cuban's performance on ESPN's "The Jump"...
Sep 17, 2018
In one day, Texas, TCU and Texas Tech showed us all the flaws of replay review - and why it might be time to ditch it

In one day, Texas, TCU and Texas Tech showed us all the flaws of replay review - and why it might be time to ditch it

Sometimes we just need to vent. Sometimes our solutions aren’t much better than what we’ve already learned to live with because what we’re talking about here is one of my least favorite subjects -- officiating incompetence.I hate the topic for two reasons. One is that I think we should understand that some calls are going to be missed. Referees are as imperfect as the coaches calling bad plays and the players making poor decisions. Two is that “blame it on the refs” is the No. 1 excuse for fans everywhere, ranking just ahead (this week) of “blame it on Scott Linehan.”So I’m...
Sep 17, 2018

Cowboys' plan was to turn the clock back to 2016 vs. Giants. QB Dak Prescott took it and ran even further back.

ARLINGTON -- After enduring a week of heavy and merited criticism, the Cowboys' plan was to turn back the clock for the national Sunday night audience. Most of us figured 2016 was the target. Dak Prescott went a step (and a year or two) further.Or, as Pro Bowl tweeter Dez Bryant offered in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's 20-13 victory over the Giants:While making a few big throws early, Prescott and the Cowboys offense still sputtered in the passing game as he finished with just 160 yards on 25 attempts, 64 of those coming on a first-quarter touchdown to Tavon Austin. But Prescott...
Sep 15, 2018
With Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley living in the spotlight, are the Cowboys and Giants living in the past?

With Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley living in the spotlight, are the Cowboys and Giants living in the past?

It's hard to believe this Sunday night marks the 10th home opener at AT&T Stadium for the Cowboys. It's not hard to believe this is the sixth time their opponent is the Giants.(I was going to guess seven before I looked it up).Sports provide us the opportunity to live in our own past, to remember teams as they were when we were younger, in my case a kid at the Cotton Bowl watching Don Meredith go long to Bob Hayes who outran the Giants' Clarence Childs, a fellow Florida A&M speedster, in what was called "The Great Race."NBC loves this historic matchup because you've got the biggest market in...
Sep 14, 2018
Is Texas coach Tom Herman already approaching hot seat territory?

Is Texas coach Tom Herman already approaching hot seat territory?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights.Question: Is Tom Herman approaching "hot seat" territory? Is he already there?Cowlishaw: He will be on it very quickly. Texas is actually a 3 1/2-point favorite over USC which seems silly given how poorly the Longhorns have played, but the Trojans could do nothing last week in a 17-3 loss to Stanford. This doesn't...
Sep 14, 2018
One worry to consider if the Mavs decide to make Dirk Nowitzki their 6th man

One worry to consider if the Mavs decide to make Dirk Nowitzki their 6th man

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights.Question: Are you surprised that Dirk made it into Sports Illustrated's Top 100 current NBA players? Is that just out of respect?Cowlishaw: I think it's nice to throw some love his direction. If he's one of the top 15 or so players of all time, then the fact he's still active, put him in the top 100. We all know...
Sep 13, 2018

3 reasons why Randy Gregory is worth the hassle for the Cowboys

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in a recent mailbag. Here are some highlights. Question: Is there a scenario where Scott Linehan -- and only Linehan -- loses his job in-season? Or is it all or nothing for this Cowboys staff?Cowlishaw: If the offense sputtered for a number of weeks and the team looked a lot like it did at Carolina, I could see Jerry Jones firing Linehan and just telling...
Sep 13, 2018

Hey, Jim Nill: It's time to help Stars Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn play into May and June

Five years of individual success. One playoff series victory.Now there are no more excuses for the Dallas Stars. With Tyler Seguin signing an 8-year, $78 million extension with the club Thursday, it's time for the team around Seguin and Jamie Benn to step up and achieve.While some around the country have suggested Seguin accepted a "hometown discount" to stay in Dallas, it's hard to say he left any "real" money on the table. Yes, center John Tavares -- a comparable player -- signed a 7-year, $77 million this summer to play for Toronto. From that standpoint, Seguin's salary will be $1 million...
Sep 13, 2018
Tim Cowlishaw answers questions on the Cowboys, college football, Stars and more in his mailbag; ask yours now (9/19/18)

Tim Cowlishaw answers questions on the Cowboys, college football, Stars and more in his mailbag; ask yours now (9/19/18)

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his weekly mailbag. His answers will be posted Thursday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration.
Sep 11, 2018
Flashback -- His poignant lesson: It's OK to cheer

Flashback -- His poignant lesson: It's OK to cheer

*Editor's note: This column appeared in the Nov. 4, 2001 edition of The Dallas Morning News. With it being the 17th anniversary of 9/11, we are bring this story back.NEW YORK - Charlie Gaffney's real heroes are guys who play games in the Bronx, guys named Derek and Tino and Paulie. Especially Paulie. "When I played the game, I played like him -- 110 percent every night," Gaffney says. And when Scott Brosius launched that Series-changing Game 5 home run in the bottom of the ninth Thursday, Gaffney jumped from the kitchen table where he works and screamed."I think I scared everybody," he...
Sep 11, 2018
Let's face it: The Cowboys and Dak Prescott have been unremarkably average since that 11-0 streak ended two years ago

Let's face it: The Cowboys and Dak Prescott have been unremarkably average since that 11-0 streak ended two years ago

One week into the season, which of these Cowboys numbers frightens you the most?A) Eight points in the opener. Only Buffalo and Arizona scored fewer.B) No touchdowns in the first three quarters for three straight games going back to last season.C) Seven games out of nine in which Dak Prescott has not managed 200 passing yards.D) Five games out of nine in which the Cowboys have failed to score 10 points.If you picked E) All of the above, I think that’s fair. But there is one that has to be troubling Cowboys coaches as much as fans as they prepare for the New York Giants and hope to avoid an...

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