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  1. High 5: Can Tony Romo finish strong?

    Tim MacMahon

    The last in ESPNDallas.com's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. It's simplistic and silly to just slap the choker label on Tony Romo. ColdHardFootballFacts.com...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  2. High 5: How badly will injury bug bite?

    Tim MacMahon

    The fourth in ESPNDallas.com's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. If Monte Kiffin's defense in 2002 lost Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Shelton Quarles and Dexter J...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  3. High 5: Can first-rounder lift the O-line?

    Tim MacMahon

    The third in ESPNDallas.com's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. Travis Frederick was too important to the Cowboys' plans for them to take any chances. Maybe h...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  4. High 5: How much difference do coordinators make?

    Tim MacMahon

    The second in ESPNDallas.com's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. The way the offseason coaching changes played out was a PR nightmare for Jason Garrett, but the ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  5. High 5: Does Dez build on 2012 success?

    Tim MacMahon

    The first in ESPNDallas.com's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. Dez Bryant's last eight games of 2012 were just an appetizer. He's not satisfied after blowing...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. Jerry Jones can't accept last year's disappointment again

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. - Some things never change with Jerry Jones. He starts each season pumping up the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders. Jones notes that coaches rarely make those kinds of preseason proclamations. They'd rather not impact their job secu...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  7. Play of the day: Dez Bryant's sick one-handed snag

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Dez Bryant comes up with at least one play-of-the-day contender on a daily basis. But the one-handed catch Bryant made over Orlando Scandrick on an underthrown deep ball Friday was his most jaw-dropping display of talent so far t...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  8. Which starters should Cowboys replace?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys have made a couple of necessary changes to the coaching staff, but that won't be enough to turn this team into a legitimate contender. There also needs to be a significant personnel overhaul, starting with the players that staff newcom...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  9. Cowboys are epitome of mediocrity

    Tim MacMahon

    Despite Jerry Jones' delusions about being a contender, the 2011 Cowboys were the epitome of mediocrity. That's obvious from the Cowboys' 8-8 record, which included one win over a team with a .500 or better record and three wins over teams that fi...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  10. A quick primer on the NFC East race

    Tim MacMahon

    Two weeks to go, and the NFC East race is still anybody's to win. Well, anybody's but the Redskins. The 8-6 Cowboys are in the driver's seat. They're the only team that can clinch an NFC East crown this weekend. They're also the only contender in ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  11. Jerry Jones still 'scared to death' of Eagles

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Jerry Jones isn't dancing on the grave of the NFC East preseason favorite Philadelphia Eagles. Jones can relate to the embarrassment of going from a supposed Super Bowl contender to NFL punchline. The Cowboys did it last season. It...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  12. NFC doesn't have a clear favorite

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys picked a good year to stumble out of the gates. Four weeks into the season, there doesn't appear to be a clear favorite in the NFC. Conventional preseason wisdom was that there were four legitimate contenders: the Saints, Vikings, Pack...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  13. Ten things to watch with the Cowboys

    Tim MacMahon

    A list of things that could make or break the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders: Old offensive line: This ranks as the team's primary concern. Doug Free, the new face among the starting five, is the least of the line's problems. He'll be fine at le...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  14. Dallas Cowboys have high expectations for 2010 season

    Tim MacMahon

    The hype has returned and expectations are high, but can these Cowboys handle it?

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  15. '08 shopping spree keeps looking worse

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys thought they were keeping the core of a Super Bowl contender together when they gave five veterans rich contracts during the 2008 offseason. Two years later, all they've got to show for the spending spree is an aging cornerback and a b...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  16. Suisham excited despite rough travel

    Tim MacMahon

    As you might expect, kicker Shaun Suisham is thrilled to find employment with a playoff contender at this point of the season. "I can't thank the Cowboys enough for giving me an opportunity with them," Suisham told ESPN.com's Matt Mosley. "I'm so ...

    Blog | December 21, 2009