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Tom Ryle

  • joined Jul 29, 2010
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
  • posts 1023
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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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  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NCAAF Texas A&M Aggies
  • NCAAB Texas A&M Aggies
User Blog

Could Dallas Draft A Corner In The First?

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Continuing my look at other players that could be options for Dallas at 16, I turn to a position not many are talking about, cornerback.

Cowboys First Round Possibility Anthony Barr

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With the NFL draft now less than three weeks away, Dallas is deep into the process of figuring out who to take under a wide range of scenarios. Here is a look at one player that could actually make...

Is Zack Martin A First Round Option For Dallas?

229

Most Cowboys fans would be thrilled if Aaron Donald gets picked by Dallas in the draft. But he may not be available at 16, or within reach of an affordable trade up. So how would you feel about . . .

Cowboys Pick Up Tyron Smith's Option

48

Dallas made sure their emerging star left tackle will be with the team through 2015.

Should Dallas Draft A QB This Year?

187

Dallas has its franchise quarterback - but for how long? And just what approach should the Cowboys take to finding his eventual replacement.

Will McClay: Point Man For Cowboys' Draft

84

After two seasons of severely cap-limited free agent acquisitions, the Cowboys cannot afford even minor missteps in the draft. A lot of the responsibility for fixing that has been placed on Will...

Late Round Receiver Options For Cowboys

73

Some more possibilites for Dallas to consider with the multiple seventh round picks this year.

Cowboys Looking For Seventh-Round Bargains

77

While the players vying to be picked early in the draft get most of the attention, the Dallas Cowboys are currently scheduled to be making over half their picks in the seventh round. Here are a...

Cowboys News: Kittens The Answer?

249

Looking forward to the draft, back at free agency, and ending the suite controversy once and for all.

Cowboys Looking To Draft A Cornerback?

183

All eyes are on defensive line candidates for the Dallas Cowboys to draft, but the team seems to want to draft best player available. Some recent activity hints that cornerback may be another...

Cowboys News: Fit For The Tabloids?

214

Today's news about the Cowboys feels way too much like the stuff of reality TV.

Can Cowboys Get More From Escobar in 2014?

180

Gavin Escobar was the biggest point of controversy in Dallas' 2013 draft. It is time for Dallas to start using their second round pick for something more than filling a space on the bench.

Gil Brandt's "Cowboys Blueprint" - A Little Late?

71

The man who deserves a huge amount of credit for building the original Cowboys into the NFL power they became offers his suggestions on how to fix the team. So why do these sound an awful lot like...

Cowboys Losers In Free Agency Or Not?

249

As the Cowboys save their cap space and make only selected, economically shrewd moves in free agency, the rest of their division have been making some moves, often big and splashy ones. Is Dallas...

Cowboys Injuries: The Walking Wounded Issues

105

Dallas lost some key players to injury last year, several before the season even started. As it turns out, many other important members of the team were playing hurt for much of the season as well.

Cowboys 2013 Injuries, Statistically Speaking

78

A look at the impact of injuries on Dallas in 2013, and why statistical measures don't always tell the whole story.

Jason Garrett: Not Rattled At All

234

According to one view, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has been on the hot seat since the minute he became the interim head coach in 2010. So why does he appear to have things going exactly the...

How Will 7th Round Picks Help Dallas?

90

The Cowboys go into the NFL with six picks in the seventh round. Here is a look at how the kinds of players Dallas may get have fared in the NFL as a whole.

The Value Of A Seventh-Round Pick

139

At the moment, Dallas has six picks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, and will have at least three no matter what they try to do with the others. So what good is a pick in the last round of...

Stephen Jones Explains Course For Cowboys

118

The club's executive vice president discussed several things concerning Dallas during the NFL meetings in Orlando.

Comp Draft Picks Awarded, Dallas Gets Three Extras

189

The NFL announced the compensatory picks for this year's draft at the annual Owners' Meeting. Teh Cowboys picked up three extras late in the draft.

Cowboys Offseason Is All About The Cap

219

Dallas is working on a complicated plan to rebuild the team and make the salary cap easier to deal with.

The Woman Who May Run The Cowboys

63

Stephen Jones' star is ascending with the Dallas Cowboys, but he is not the only child of Jerry Jones who has a major role to play in the team's future.

Jerry Jones Letting Go In Dallas?

235

The normally hands-on owner and general manager of the Cowboys seemed to have suddenly taken a big step back to let others handle a major move by the organization.

New NFL Rules Coming

117

A look at the changes proposed for 2014 by the NFL Competition Committee.

Dallas Now A Winner In Free Agency With Melton

242

To paraphrase Larry the Cable Guy, the Cowboys Got 'R Done. News on Henry Melton's deal plus other targets the Cowboys are pursuing.

Cowboys Sign Henry Melton

950

The defensive line situation just took a significant turn for the better.

Could Dallas Sign Anthony Spencer Back?

81

While all the attention is on Henry Melton, Jared Allen and recently signed Brandon Weeden, there is one free agent the Cowboys might be able to get that they already know very well.

Brandon Weeden Signs With Cowboys

707

Dallas has signed another free agent, but not the big one everyone is hoping for.

Brett Smith: Good Fit For Cowboys?

124

With rumors of Kyle Orton possibly retiring, and Tony Romo not getting any younger, Dallas may be looking for a developmental quarterback in the draft, possibly an undervalued one they can get...

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