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Dave Halprin

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Creator/editor of Blogging The Boys. BTB was started in 2005 and soon became part of the SB Nation network. Basically, I started it because I was an obsessive Cowboys fan. It has grown from a small vanity project that no one read into one of the most widely-read Cowboys sites.

Edited Maple Street Press Dallas Cowboys Annual: 2009 - 2011
Edited eBook Dallas Cowboys 2012 Season Preview

BTB representatives have appeared on numerous ESPN Network radio shows and the site was recently featured in a segment of ESPN's NFL Live TV show.

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NBA Atlanta Hawks
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NCAAF Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • NCAAB Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
User Blog

How Does The Cowboys Young Talent Rank Among NFL?

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If you can build your roster with talented, young players, you can achieve real success in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are attempting just that.

Spencer Still Hoping To Be Ready By Opening Game

96

The veteran defensive end thinks he'll be able to contribute, and sooner than most expect.

Spencer, Leary Will Start Training Camp On PUP

69

Anthony Spencer and Ron Leary will have to wait a while before they begin practicing as both were placed on the PUP list at training camp today.

The Cowboys O-Line Takes A Starring Role

72

Pundits may not be high on the Cowboys season, but the consensus is the offensive line is one of the best.

BTB Podcast Is Back And Bigger Than Ever!

51

Now that training camp is getting ready to open, BTB will start up its newest podcast.

View Of The Cowboys: Offense = Good, Defense = Bad

94

How do fans and writers for other teams view the Cowboys? It almost universal that the offense is strong but that the defense is a disaster.

ESPN Future Power Rankings Say Cowboys Stink

135

ESPN hands out some future power rankings and basically say the Cowboys are terrible and will get worse. We examine and you decide.

Who Makes Your Top 8 On The Defensive Line?

96

There are plenty of candidates to make the Dallas Cowboys defensive line. We take a look at the Top 8 candidates.

Fredbeard Working To Lessen Romo's Mental Load

82

The center for the Dallas Cowboys has proved his worth and then some to the offensive line. As Travis Frederick gears up for his sophomore campaign, he's hoping to take charge of all the line calls.

Dez Bryant's Evolution To A Leader For Dallas

113

From a troubled start to his his NFL career, Dez Bryant is now becoming a leader for the Dallas Cowboys. Others are noticing, too.

2013 Offense Ranked 2nd In Scoring Efficiency

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The Dallas Cowboys offense was among the highest-scoring in the league, ranking second in one scoring efficiency metric. Too bad the defense wasted the effort.

In-Depth On Rolando McClain And His Unusual Career

124

The Cowboys recently traded for a troubled player. Dig a little deeper into what makes Rolando McClain tick.

Jason Garrett Is Always On The Hot Seat

216

The Dallas Cowboys head coach is forever a subject of speculation. Is 2014 his make-or-break year?

Romo Ties For #8 In NFL Insiders Rankings Of QBs

223

ESPN talked to 26 NFL insiders and asked them to rate all the starting QBs in the league. See what they had to say about Tony Romo.

McClain's Past Poses A Huge Rehabilitation Project

158

The former Raiders and Ravens linebacker was certainly blessed with physical talent, but will his mind let him succeed.

Cowboys Special Teams Has One Open Position Battle

41

The Cowboys special teams units look to be in great shape, but there is one specialist position that is still in flux.

Report: Ronald Leary May Be Facing a DWI Charge

60

A local Dallas news station is reporting that Cowboys guard Ronald Leary could be facing DWI charges, and a possible NFL suspension, from an incident in 2012.

Open Thread For The World Cup (USA vs. Germany)

174

We'll take a break from football for futbol.

What George Selvie Told My Friend About 2014

77

George Selvie had an impromptu conversation with a fan and came out looking like a down-to-earth guy with an optimistic outlook on 2014.

Report: Cowboys Will Sign Vet Guard Uche Nwaneri

71

The Cowboys have been sniffing around for veteran depth along the interior of the offensive line, and might have found their guy in Uche Nwaneri.

Emmitt Smith On Jerry Jones: Can't Explain It

54

Former Dallas Cowboy great Emmitt Smith doesn't seem to be particularly enamored with the Cowboys organization lately.

Take The Poll: How Will Orton's Deal Be Resolved?

59

The Cowboys are still waiting to see what Kyle Orton will do, and whether they can recover any of their money.

Training Camp Is Coming; Help BTB Cover It All

92

We'll be heading out to training camp in a month, see how you can help BTB supply the top-quality coverage you are used to from this site.

Welcome Two New Front-Page Writers to BTB!

138

We've added a few more writers to our roster, endeavoring to give you the best Cowboys coverage you can get anywhere!

Dallas Cowboys Mini-Camp Practice Report 6/19/14

66

Follow along as we live-blog the Cowboys practice with tweets and news from the assembled media at Valley Ranch.

Dallas Cowboys Mini-Camp Practice Report 6/18/14

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A collection of news and tweets coming from today's Cowboys practice at Valley Ranch.

D-Law Signs, 2014 Rookie Draft Class Now Complete

50

The Dallas Cowboys now have all of their 2014 draft picks under contract with the signing of DeMarcus Lawrence.

A Few Announcements Concerning BTB

148

We have a few announcements to make so listen up!

Cowboys Mini-Camp Practice, Tweets & Notes

225

Follow along as the Cowboys hold their first mandatory practice of the the offseason.

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