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Tom Ryle

  • joined Jul 29, 2010
  • last login Sep 01, 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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  • NCAAF Texas A&M Aggies
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Continuing my look at the current situation for the different position groups on the Dallas roster. This episode: The tight ends.

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Although the Cowboys offensive guard has a trial date set, reports are that the NFL will not force him to sit out any games.

A Look Ahead At The Cowboys Roster: Running Backs

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A Look Ahead At Cowboys Roster: Quarterbacks

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With OTAs and minicamp over, what is the exact state of the Dallas roster? What do we know, and what are we hoping to find out in training camp?

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How does the signing of a veteran offensive guard to bolster depth project into the current state of the team? We take a look and reveal the answer.

Dissecting The Cowboys' Youth Movement

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The Cowboys have spent the years under head coach Jason Garrett getting younger. Here is why, and how it fits into the overall plan Garrett has for the team.

Drinking The Cowboys Kool Aid Once Again

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After the Sean Lee disaster the first day, almost all the news from the Dallas OTAs and minicamp is encouraging. Let's take a moment to enjoy a refreshing, cold blue beverage.

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Even with the new ruling that reopens the collusion claim by the player's union against the NFL, the odds are long that the union could win. But that is not the only thing the league wants.

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The coaching staff for the Cowboys are trying to shift the focus from what players don't do well to what they do well.

Cowboys Minicamp Storylines For Day 2

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With only one more practice before the team shuts down until training camp, here are some things that seem to be shaping up.

A Story Of Three Dallas Quarterbacks

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One won't show up for work. One takes advantage of his absence. And one tries to sneak onto the field when he isn't supposed to.

Quick Take On Cowboys Minicamp Day 1

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Some highlights from the coverage of Tuesday's minicamp for Dallas.

Orton A No Show In Dallas

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I shine up my crystal ball and share what I see for the immediate future of America's Team.

Unhappy Cowboys: Problems, Or Business As Usual?

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Some Positive Things About The Cowboys

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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?

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

Carpe Diem Cowboys

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What Would The Cowboys Be Worth?

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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?

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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

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Cowboys Don't Need To Sign Free Agents Now

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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.

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