Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines.
  • Effort to force vote on requiring employers to offer sick time to all Dallas workers falls short
    Dallas Morning News

    Effort to force vote on requiring employers to offer sick time to all Dallas workers falls short

    “We have some concerns about how the validation process was conducted, we spoke to the City Secretary this morning and have requested additional information for review,” the statement said. “The City of Dallas ignores these voices to the determinant (sic) of Dallas families, local businesses, and our economy. We are considering all available options, including legal action, to ensure the voices of working people in Dallas are heard.” The potential ordinance would have required private employers with 15 employees or less to offer at least six paid sick days a year. Companies with more employees would be required to provide a minimum of eight days. All employers would have to allow employees to

  • Cowboys training camp battle royale: High level of roster churn coming up
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    Cowboys training camp battle royale: High level of roster churn coming up

    It's going to be something to see. In my last two posts, I took a stab at projecting the depth charts for the Dallas Cowboys on both offense and defense as training camp in Oxnard draws ever closer. It was an interesting exercise, and one thing stood out: There are just so many more camp battles that really matter than we are used to seeing. And there may just be more talent competing for the open positions than is normal as well. Having been writing about the Cowboys for seven seasons already (my, time flies when you are having fun), I have come to expect the bulk of the roster to be fairly easy to figure out. Most years, barring injury, it is easy to figure out about 45 of the names that will

  • Dak Prescott, Cowboys receivers bond at Disney, hang out Woody at Toy Story Land
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    Dak Prescott, Cowboys receivers bond at Disney, hang out Woody at Toy Story Land

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and members of his wide receiver corps conducted some offseason training at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando last week but they also got to pal around with the stars of Toy Story. Prescott and receivers Michael Gallup, Deonte Thompson, Lance Lenoir Jr. and Allen Hurns spent time with Woody and Jessie, stars of the Pixar Animation Studios Toy Story films, in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The players used the trip to workout, bond and develop chemistry before the start of training camp. But they toured the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks during their free time and of course got an up-close view of Toy Story

  • 7) Expectations for Jaylon Smith in Year 2?
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    7) Expectations for Jaylon Smith in Year 2?

    (At long last, the NFL season is in sight. After a long offseason, the Cowboys are set to depart for training camp on July 24. During this final month before they begin practice in Oxnard, Calif., the staff of DallasCowboys.com is going to preview the 20 biggest questions facing the Cowboys heading into 2018.) FRISCO, Texas – Perhaps no one on the Dallas Cowboys' 2017 roster had a better season, in context, than Jaylon Smith. Just 18 months earlier, Smith's football career was jeopardized by torn knee ligaments and nerve damage in his final college game. After sitting out his 2016 rookie season, Smith – a second-round pick who likely would have been a top-5 selection if healthy – appeared in

  • Do the Cowboys have a top 10 roster? ESPN, Pro Football Focus says yes
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    Do the Cowboys have a top 10 roster? ESPN, Pro Football Focus says yes

    They ranked the Cowboys as the No. 8 best roster in the league, according to their metrics and grades from last season.  The Cowboys' biggest strength? That's none other than C Travis Frederick. From PFF and ESPN:  "Center Travis Frederick continued last season right where he left off in 2016 and is well on his way to establishing himself as one of the greats at the position. Frederick allowed just 12 pressures from his 555 pass-blocking snaps and has now gone three straight seasons without allowing a sack." But the biggest weakness, according to PFF and ESPN, is the Dallas defensive line: "While the team's biggest strength is on the offensive line, its weakness lies on the opposite side of the

  • Report: DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys unlikely to reach long-term deal by Monday deadline
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    Report: DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys unlikely to reach long-term deal by Monday deadline

    This was the expected outcome for the Cowboys and Lawrence. He officially signed his franchise tag in March for $17.143 million that's fully guaranteed.  Lawrence said in April that he was optimistic that he and the Cowboys could get a long-term deal done before the July 16 deadline. He also called the franchise tag a blessing.  "I was excited -- just another opportunity to be a Dallas Cowboy," Lawrence said. "There's different ways you can look at a franchise tag, but I look at it as a blessing and another opportunity to get better, to get great." He said in May that he was not concerned with a long-term deal, and said the Cowboys won't have a choice to sign him if he plays well.  "It really

  • Rub-a -dub-dub: Dallas' club scene once included a Tub Club
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    Rub-a -dub-dub: Dallas' club scene once included a Tub Club

    Located on Greenville and Lovers Lane, the Tub Club had 12 tub rooms, 11 standard rooms and one VIP room, which was considered the honeymoon suite of the club. The suite came equipped with its own fireplace, wet bar, refrigerator, color TV and video recorder. The room featured a 9-foot tub that could accommodate 12 people.  Howitt said landlords refused  to rent to him as he began his venture, and some said they couldn't believe that such an entity was legal. But it was, and the club was popular among some Dallasites, especially one couple who'd visited three times within the first two weeks of opening. 

  • Cowboys enemy report: Can Giants RB Saquon Barkley have an Ezekiel Elliott-like rookie year?
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    Cowboys enemy report: Can Giants RB Saquon Barkley have an Ezekiel Elliott-like rookie year?

    NFL training camps are approaching, and the NFC East is full of storylines. The Eagles are the defending camps, the Giants have a new coach and the Redskins have a new quarterback, to name a few.  We caught up with beat writers from each NFC East team to talk about the major topics heading into training camp and what the Cowboys can expect. These interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Here's the first installment from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News: SportsDay: What are some of the biggest Giants storylines heading into training camp? Pat Leonard: The biggest storyline is that Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't have a new contract yet. Even though he told us at his camp earlier this

  • National writer: Dak Prescott will be the Cowboy that 'disappoints' in 2018
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    National writer: Dak Prescott will be the Cowboy that 'disappoints' in 2018

    In the first two months of his second NFL season, Dak Prescott threw 14 touchdown passes to just four interceptions, and he took only nine sacks to go with 226 passing attempts. In the last two months of 2017, Prescott threw eight touchdown passes to nine interceptions and took 23 sacks to go with 264 passing attempts. Running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension and injuries to left tackle Tyron Smith were primary factors in Prescott's second-half downturn, as was his continued inability to find consistent chemistry with receiver Dez Bryant. In 2018, Prescott will have Elliott and Smith, but the receiver situation is a bit unnerving. Bryant was released in April, and to cushion that blow,

  • What they're saying about Cowboys' WRs: The quantity over quality strategy of replacing Dez Bryant
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    What they're saying about Cowboys' WRs: The quantity over quality strategy of replacing Dez Bryant

    SportsDay's Jon Machota: "Do they need Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, DeAndre Hopkins? No. But they do need a receiver or two to emerge as go-to guys in clutch situations. Every Super Bowl team has those guys and they aren't always the biggest names in the game. Dallas has the luxury of having a great offensive line and one of the league's best offensive weapons in Ezekiel Elliott. That takes pressure off the passing game. With that said, if you tell me the Cowboys make the Super Bowl this season, I'd assume some combo of Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin, Terrance Williams or Michael Gallup had pretty big years." ICYMI: This play essentially sums up what the Cowboys are getting

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    Hall of Famer Irvin: HOF right to downplay Owens

    With the Pro Football Hall of Fame revealing its plan Thursday to exclude former wide receiver Terrell Owens from its enshrinement festivities next month since Owens decided not to attend his own induction ceremony, Irvin believes HOF officials are correct to minimize the celebration of Owens as much as other inductees who will be there. "I think it's the right move," Irvin the former Cowboys wide receiver who was enshrined in Canton, Ohio, in 2007, said Saturday at the National Fantasy Football Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, according to ESPN.