Celebrating (?) 25 Years of Jerry Jones With Your Dallas Cowboys

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Jerry Jones purchasing the Dallas Cowboys. For our 35th anniversary issue, Jones wrote about his dealings with prior owner Bum Bright. Even after the deal was announced publicly in 1989, as well as was the decision to fire Tom Landry and replace him with University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson, there were weeks of negotiations involving millions of dollars that had to be settled before it was finalized:

When we finally resolved the details, there was a figure in excess of $350,000 we couldn’t agree on. Bum said we should just flip a coin. I called—tails—and Bum flipped it. I lost.

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What Makes the Texas Rangers Mascot so Creepy

Prompted by yesterday’s introduction of the Chicago Cubs new pants-less mascot, Grant Brisbee over at SB Nation decided to declare the five creepiest mascots in Major League Baseball. The Texas Rangers’ horse-man, Captain, made the list, and Brisbee summed up well just what’s so wrong about this abomination that roams the ballpark:

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Poll: Dallas Cowboys Remain America’s Team

A new poll released today by Harris Interactive shows that the soon-to-be Frisco-based Dallas Cowboys of Arlington, despite their recent mediocre seasons, remain America’s favorite football team for the sixth straight year. Here’s the top 10 NFL squads this year, and how they’ve ranked each year since 1998. Despite the team’s popularity, only 3 percent […]

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A Portrait of Jerry Jones, In Quotes

When the National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame inducted Jerry Jones into its ranks at a dinner here the other night, a who’s who of the city’s business and sports elite showed up to toast and roast the Dallas Cowboys owner. National figures turned out as well, including General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Sports […]

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Experts: The 2013 Dallas Cowboys Won’t Win Super Bowl XLVIII, Probably

The National Concussion League season kicked off last night with a game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens, but it won’t really get rolling until this weekend. The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants will face off in Arlington on Sunday night. So what are the preseason expectations for the Boys? Four […]

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Irving Mayor All But Admits a Personal Vendetta Against Billy Bob

In my August D Magazine column (on newsstands now), I wonder aloud what is driving Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne’s attempts to scuttle a deal that could get the city’s entertainment complex  back on track. I ask, as others do, whether it’s just a personal vendetta against the former mayor’s biggest backer, Billy Bob Barnett. […]

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Sports Illustrated on The Dallas Cowboys Drinking and Driving and Dying

Last December, as you’ll likely recall, Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested after a DUI-related accident killed his teammate, Jerry Brown (who was also Brent’s college teammate and roommate). There was some uproar when, out on bond, Brent was allowed to attend a home game and momentarily walk the sidelines with his teammates. […]

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No, Dallas Isn’t a True ‘Baseball Town.’ But That Doesn’t Mean We Don’t Love Our Rangers

If you have any interest in sports at all, you likely heard elsewhere about former-Texas-Rangers/now-Los-Angeles-Angels-of-Anaheim player Josh Hamilton telling CBS 11′s Gina Miller on Sunday that Dallas isn’t ”a true baseball town.” Hamilton wasn’t saying anything that any reasonable person could disagree with, assuming any reasonable person was considering whether baseball or violence-punctuated-by-committee-meetings is first in the […]

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Only 13 Percent of Texans Have a Favorable Opinion of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

Twenty years ago, Jerry Jones might have been the most popular owner in sports. His Cowboys had just won the first of three Super Bowls, and public opinion was sky-high. Now, not so much. In a report released today by Public Policy Polling, researchers found that only 13 percent of Texans have a positive opinion […]

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Twenty Years Ago Today, the Dallas Cowboys Destroyed the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII

If the pains of the past three seasons are still too much, don’t continue reading. Just skip ahead to watching Michael Jackson’s Halftime Spectacuganza. I’m watching it with fresh eyes – I was eight when it first aired – and it’s glorious. Multiple Michaels, a lightshow during daylight, James Earl Jones, everything. As for the […]

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