Tom Ryle

Cowboys Columnist

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 got out of the Home!" 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.


Cowboys vs. Falcons: Small mistakes add up

Penalties, questionable play-calling and missed opportunities on both sides of the ball continued to cost Dallas on Sunday night, as they lost another close game that could have easily gone the...

Cowboys vs. Falcons: Keys to the game

Dallas travels to Atlanta to play the NFL's sole remaining undefeated team. If they're going to have a chance, they'll need to avoid the silly mistakes that have plagued them this season.

Cowboys vs. Panthers: An ugly, necessary win

It wasn't pretty, but Dallas crawled back to .500 with a narrow 19-14 victory over Carolina on Sunday in a game they had to have.

Cowboys vs. Panthers: Keys to the game

A match-up with a struggling 1-4 team has all the ingredients of a trap game, and Dallas can't afford to take a breath on Sunday in a game they need to begin salvaging their season.

Cowboys vs. Ravens: Keys to the game

While a trip to Baltimore doesn't seem promising for a struggling Dallas team, if you look closely enough, there are some reasons for optimism.

Cowboys vs. Bears: A loss to remember

Even with a bye week, it's going to be hard to recover from this one.

Cowboys vs. Bears: The view from Chicago

A Bears fan breaks down how his team has performed in the first three weeks of the 2012 season and how they match up with Dallas.

Cowboys Vs. Seahawks: Questions Linger After Loss

After opening the season with an impressive win, Dallas suffered the mother of all let-downs in their game against Seattle on Sunday.

Cowboys Vs. Seahawks Preview: Dallas Can't Look Back

The win over the Giants was nice, but it won't mean that much if the Cowboys can't take care of business against Seattle.

Cowboys Vs. Giants Preview: Keys To The Game

Dallas was knocked out of the playoffs by New York last season, but it should be a much different Cowboys team that takes the field on Wednesday night.

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