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  1. Tyson Chandler: 'This team is close' to title

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler, the finishing piece of a championship puzzle during his lone season in Dallas, doesn't think the Mavericks are far from being legitimate contenders for another title. For proof, Chandler points to the Mavs pushing the San...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. If not Mavs, who for Marion, Carter, Harris?

    Tim MacMahon

    They'd love to come back to Dallas, but the veteran free agents on the Mavericks' roster will all be willing to listen to any contenders interested in their services this summer. The mutual interest is strong enough that it's a decent bet that Sha...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Cuban: 'Nothing's changed' on Nets' long-term outlook

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban offered high praise Sunday evening for Brooklyn's head coach. The Nets' front office? Not so much. Only a couple of Western Conference contenders, the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, have better records than roo...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Blazers 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks emerged from a roller-coaster ride with a 103-98 win Friday night over the Portland Trail Blazers. How it happened: The Mavs managed to pull out a victory over a Western Conference contender after blowing a ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. Mavs had to work too hard for this win

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are good enough not to feel great about a win like this. Mavs 103, Jazz 93 didn't need to be nearly that close. For a half, Dallas did what a playoff contender should do against a team fighting for the first overa...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: It wasn't quite the dominant performance a playoff contender should want against a team collecting pingpong balls, but it was a win for the Dallas Mavericks. Ideally, the Mavs starters could have spent the fourth quarter icing the...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. What might Mavs miss while waiting for Dwight decision?

    Tim MacMahon

    As Dwight Howard clears his mind in the mountain air, all the Mavericks can do is wait and hope. They have to hope that Mark Cuban and crew's three-hour pitch was strong enough to sell Howard on a two-year plan to rebuild a contender in Dallas. If...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  13. Mark Cuban has two-year plan to turn Dallas Mavericks into title ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mark Cuban's goal is to make the Dallas Mavericks a championship team again within a two-year window.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 109, Clippers 102 (OT)

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: Dirk Nowitzki proved he can still slam the door on a contender. Nowitzki dominated the overtime period to carry the Mavs to a much-needed upset over the Los Angeles Clippers in a wild game that featured a Western Conference playof...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 115, Mavericks 89

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Los Angeles Lakers looked like championship contenders, not a team that hadn't won on the road this season until Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks just looked awful, especially considering that this was the Lakers' fourth g...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  16. 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