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Tom Ryle

  • joined Jul 29, 2010
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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I don't want to say I'm old - but sometimes in the morning my first thought when I look in the mirror is "Damn, Dad came back from the Beyond!"

I don't remember LeBaron, but I do remember Dandy Don hitting Bullet Bob in full stride, and all the greats since then.

I was born in East Texas, I spent 20 years as an Air Force officer with bad eyes - which meant I didn't fly, but I had a good career. I came back to the pine woods in 1998.

I pride myself on being contradictory. I am a God fearing agnostic, I have never used illegal drugs (not counting alcohol consumed before turning 21) and believe marijuana should be legalized. I firmly believe in marriage, which is why I'm on my fourth one (but third wife). I believe in law and order, but think we have way too many laws.

I'm also an Aggie. Which brings up the question of why Aggies don't eat M&Ms.

Well, duh - they are too hard to peel.

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User Blog

How Much Will Cowboys Get From Their "Sophomores"?

25

While we tend to focus on the rookies and new acquisitions in trying to figure out how NFL teams can do going into the new season, the improvement or lack thereof on the part of young veterans can play just as crucial a role.

Some Positive Things About The Cowboys

81

Enough with the nattering nabobs of negativity. Let's talk about some positives coming out of Valley Ranch during the OTAs.

How Bad Will Dallas' Defense Be?

241

The doom and gloom surrounding the Cowboys, particularly the defense, continues unabated in the media. Can it really be this bad?

Carpe Diem Cowboys

69

Some players are getting a great opportunity while filling in for injured players ahead of them on the depth chart. Here are some that are making the most of it.

Cowboys News: Corners Facing New $61 Million Man

495

The latest news from the Cowboys looks at the newly rich quarterback coming to town in week 1, how the NFL is treating one Super Bowl differently, and an excuse to look at Cheerleaders in bikinis.

Two Cowboys Called "Top Sophomores"

197

SB Nation has picked 22 players from the 2013 NFL draft class who look to have big impacts in their second year, and two of Dallas' own get the nod.

What Would The Cowboys Be Worth?

59

The sale price for the Los Angeles Clippers was tremendously inflated, but it is kinda fun to apply the same inflation to the most valuable franchise in the NFL.

Could Josh Brent Return To The Cowboys?

325

The troubled defensive tackle is about to get his legal issues behind him. Is there still a chance for him to wear the Star again?

Kyle Wilber: Cowboy To Watch

30

While a great deal of attention has been focused on who is going to replace Sean Lee as the inside linebacker for Dallas, third year player Kyle Wilber is quietly making a name for himself on the outside.

Cowboys Don't Need To Sign Free Agents Now

119

Every well known NFL free agent is linked to the Cowboys at some point. Usually the rumors are pointless - and that is a good thing.

Don't Give Up On The Cowboys Just Yet

122

If you are feeling depressed about the Cowboys' chances this year, here are some reasons why this year should be interesting at the least, and possibly very, very entertaining.

Cowboys: Life Beyond Sean Lee

213

The starting middle linebacker and quarterback for the Dallas defense is gone for the season, so the team now has a lot to figure out.

Salute From Blogging The Boys On Memorial Day

45

Take a moment today to remember the reason for this holiday.

What Offensive Package Will Dallas Rely On?

167

Prior to the 2013 season, we got all excited about what the Cowboys were going to do with the "12" personnel package. That didn't work out so well, as the "11" package wound up the most used and most effective for Dallas. That should be a trend.

How Fast Can The Cowboys Fix The Rushmen?

387

Is it too much to expect the Dallas defense, especially the mostly-new defensive line, to be significantly improved this season?

Cowboys Repeating History With Line Rebuild

89

The Cowboys are going into the season with almost all their veteran defensive linemen gone, and a bunch of new players they expect to take up the load. That's exactly where the offensive line was in 2011, Jason Garrett's first season.

A Draft Expert Regraded The 2011 NFL Draft

116

Dane Brugler goes back and comes up with a draft grade that actually means something.

Cowboys Smart Or Stupid Signing Injured Players?

83

In case you haven't noticed, Dallas has been signing a lot of players with injury history. But the approach may not be as risky as you think.

Who Makes The Cowboys Roster?

170

It's still way to early to know much, but that doesn't stop us from making (semi) educated guesses about the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster.

Q&A On Cowboys' Rookie Terrance Mitchell

101

Some background information on the Cowboys' seventh round cornerback.

Running Back Battle Already Heating Up In Dallas

283

Everyone on the Dallas staff is saying the running game is going to be more visible this year. The latest free agent signing shows that this is not just paying lip service.

Will Orton Leave The Cowboys?

209

Dallas' backup quarterback is still a no show, which leads to obvious questions about his future with the team.

Did Cowboys Fill The Right Holes?

124

Looking at what positions needed to be filled versus who Dallas has acquired this offseason.

Two Cowboys Assistants, Two Different Attitudes

72

Both the offensive and defensive coordinators on the Dallas Cowboys' staff were demoted this offseason. The first day of the Cowboys' rookie minicamp was also the first chance for the media to ask them how they felt about it .

Picking Pet Cats At Blogging The Boys!

225

The enduring and revered Dallas Cowboys Pet Cat tradition begins anew and fresh for the first time in the way you have always loved.

What Has Garrett Done For The Cowboys?

707

After three consecutive 8-8 seasons, the Cowboys' head coach is generally considered to be coaching for his job in 2014. Is the .500 record the true measure of his value to the franchise?

5 Questions About Cowboys' Will Smith

35

Some information about the new Cowboy, linebacker Will Smith, from someone who has been watching him for a while.

News: Orton Still Missing, Lots Of Rookie Stuff

192

Here is a quick look at what happened to start the week for the Dallas Cowboys.

Q&A On Cowboys' Draftee Ken Bishop

90

Most of us may not know a whole lot about Dallas' seventh round pick, DT Ken Bishop, or his school, Northern Illinois University. So here is some fresh, hot info to help you out.

Five Questions About Cowboys' Draftee Devin Steet

142

Some background on the Cowboys' fifth round pick, Devin Street, from the SB Nation blog for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

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