Tag Archives: Dallas Cowboys

On NFL Narratives and Trends Below the Surface


Derek Carr is a shining bright spot for the The Black Hole and Raiders fans everywhere. (Credit: Getty Images)

– Jim Bearor

Week 12 hit a lot of familiar notes. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 70

LeSean McCoy continues to leave defenders in the dust.

LeSean McCoy continues to leave defenders in the dust. (Getty Images)

On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, Jim and Evan start the show talking about the Bills big win over the Patriots with a cameo from Ben Affleck. They then dug into Week 4 of the NFL, trying to figure out who’s in more trouble Arizona or Carolina, who should be more excited, Dallas or Oakland fans, who should be more depressed, San Diego or Kansas City fans and so much more.

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If you have an Android device and don’t want to use SoundCloud there are several apps on the Play Store that our show is available on. We recommend Podcast and Radio Addict. Continue reading

The Flagrant Foul: Week 3 NFL Roundup

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills

LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills ran amok in Sunday’s home thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals (Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY)

– Bill Annechino

With another great football Sunday in the books (and the first official football Sunday of fall!), let’s take a run through the league and see what stood out.   Continue reading

The Flagrant Foul: Week 2 NFL Roundup

Who's the real culprit for the Bills problems?

Who’s the real culprit for the Bills problems? Is GM Doug Whaley to blame? (Getty Images)

– Bill Annechino

Jets @ Bills (Thursday):

So, by now everyone knows that the Bills’ insanely reactionary answer to Thursday night’s embarrassment was to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman.  Many people have also (correctly) pointed out that it wasn’t Greg Roman’s offense that gave up 37 points and 500 yards.  I’ve seen various reactions from the Bills’ Mafia calling for Rob or Rex Ryan’s head, but that really misses the bigger point:  Doug Whaley is the worst GM in football.  Continue reading

Giant Reactions to Week 1


The Giants kicked off their 2016 campaign with a big win in Dallas. (AP / Ron Jenkins)

– Jim Bearor

A 20-19 road win over the Cowboys was a solid start to the Ben McAdoo Era, all things considered. Terrance Williams’ poor decision that cost Dallas a chance at the end was huge, but it wasn’t everything. To me – and many other Giants fans, I assume – it felt like sweet poetic justice for Eli’s blunder at the end of this game last year. Continue reading

Giants @ Cowboys Preview: McAdoo & What Dak Can Do


(credit: Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports and Giants.com)

– Jim Bearor

In a couple days, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants will do battle at Jerryworld in Arlington, Texas. There will always be the air of familiarity between these two, but Sunday’s game feels like a new book in the series. Continue reading

The NFC East: The Division That Makes No Sense

NFC East


Jim Bearor

Over the past couple months, I’ve been ingesting more than the standard dosage of NFL, and the side effects seem relatively mild so I don’t plan on cutting back anytime soon. My mind is usually all over the place anyway, but lately I’ve caught myself making ridiculous connections between things totally unrelated to football, and whatever player, team, or situation could be analogous to the subject at hand. I’m zoning out in the middle of conversations and wondering if I’m crazy for thinking the Broncos won’t make the playoffs, or if my expectations are too high for this whole RGIII renaissance. I’m reading articles, sifting through stats, and listening to podcasts whenever I can afford to – and sometimes even when I can’t – but this is all stuff I can live with. Football is life right now, that’s just the way it is. There are teams and players I’m more familiar with than others, but for the most part, I feel like I’ve got a solid grasp of the league in its current standing. That being said, the longer I spend trying to wrap my head around the NFC East – the division my beloved Giants call home – the less confident I am in my understanding of it.
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