Jay Ratliff’s career with the Dallas Cowboys – a major success story for most of it before the last 11 months of tumult – has come to an end.
The Mavs believe they have the makings of a premier two-man game with newcomer Monta Ellis joining Dirk Nowitzki. But they need a third man to run the show – and at Tuesday’s practice they got one of their first long looks at the man for the job.
The Cowboys will be playing for the lead in the NFC East this Sunday in Philadelphia but are planning on doing so without a pair of key starters, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and running back DeMarco Murray.
Austin was listed as doubtful Friday after not participating in practice all week leading into Sunday’s game against Denver.
‘I did it for me,’ Walter White finally admits in the closing episode of ‘Breaking Bad.’ ‘I liked it. I was good at it. I was alive.’ In ‘Felina,’ the anti-hero did it for himself and he also did it alone on-screen.
In leading up to its penultimate episode and next week’s finale, “Breaking Bad’’ has for six seasons left a trail of bread crumbs meant to lead us to the concept of “duality’’ – and in my view, in the end, to the death of one man’s duality.
For a club plagued by an “undercurrent of frustration’’ featuring the alleged “calling out’’ of Tony Romo by fellow team leader Jason Hatcher, the Cowboys certainly looked like a unified bunch in Sunday’s 31-7 home win over St. Louis.
The Cowboys’ traditional wearing of white ‘throwback’ helmets isn’t football-driven; it’s marketing driven. Now comes the NFL’s ruling against the use of “alternate” helmets, which isn’t safety-driven; it’s PR-driven.
Once Upon A Time In The Old West, good guys wore white and bad guys wore black. In the modern Spaghetti Western that is ‘Breaking Bad,’ the color wheel spins infinitely beyond ‘White’ and ‘Black,’ using colors as symbols, hints and Easter eggs.
Cowboys play-by-play man Brad Sham of 105.3 The Fan was the first to report the story, noting on Tuesday afternoon that a contract is “agreed’’ to and that Waters – away from football for the past year – might be ready to play in Week 2.
Quarterback Tony Romo tells me that he’s discovered something that is going to be really special’ with a change in his throwing mechanics as he prepares for the 2013 Cowboys season.
Most know him as our Cowboys and Mavs insider, but Mike Fisher is much, much more. It’s “The Next Episode” with Mike Fisher and Roy White.