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CultureMap Dallas: If Mavericks can’t fix offense down the stretch, it’ll be a short series

CultureMap Dallas: If Mavericks can’t fix offense down the stretch, it’ll be a short series

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki dribbles against the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 30, 2013.

Predictably, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks in game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. How it happened, well, that was much less predictable. Who would have thought it would be the Mavericks’ offense that would betray them?

The Mavs were up, 81-71, with 7:45 left in the…

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Postins Postscripts – Dallas Fort Worth Sports Musings – 4-19-14

Postins Postscripts – Dallas Fort Worth Sports Musings – 4-19-14

Postins Postscripts – Dallas Fort Worth Sports Musings – 4-19-14.

Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash talk about “what could have been” had they stayed together. The video at Grantland.comis quite an interesting opportunity to hear the pair talk about what might have happened had Nash stayed in Dallas. I also find it interesting that it’s Nash who insists the pair would have won a title together and…

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PODCAST: Dallas Cowboys Player Visits – News and Notes

PODCAST: Dallas Cowboys Player Visits – News and Notes. Rattleandhumsports.com host Bryan Houston is joined by…

PODCAST: Dallas Cowboys Player Visits – News and Notes

PODCAST: Dallas Cowboys Player Visits – News and Notes. Rattleandhumsports.com host Bryan Houston is joined by…

The Case For … Ryan Shazier

The Case For … Ryan Shazier

The Case For … Ryan Shazier.

Every few days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft RattleandHumSports.com will profile a player that the Dallas Cowboys could select in the draft.

Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Measurables: 6-foot-1, 237 pounds

Rankings: CBSSports.com ranks Shazier as the No. 29 overall prospect and the No. 3 draft prospect at outside linebacker.

Draft grade: CBSSports.com gives Shazier…

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The Cover 2 Defense Has Left The Dallas Cowboys with a Safety Problem

The Cover 2 Defense Has Left The Dallas Cowboys with a Safety Problem

The Cover 2 Defense Has Left The Dallas Cowboys with a Safety Problem.

The Dallas Cowboys have a safety problem. The question is how did the Cowboys get here?

Historically the Cowboys have done a great job of finding quality safeties and keeping them for long periods of time. Witness the 1970s and the tandem of Cliff Harris and Charlie Waters, a pairing that still has to be considered among the…

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CultureMap Dallas: Amid Rangers’ shaky start, pitcher Martin Perez stays rock solid

CultureMap Dallas: Amid Rangers’ shaky start, pitcher Martin Perez stays rock solid

Martin Perez

Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez.

Twenty-six starts, 11 victories and one Rangers Rookie of the Year award. That was enough to get the Texas Rangers to commit a four-year, $12.5 million contract to pitcher Martin Perez this offseason, a deal that also includes three additional years at the club’s option starting in 2018.

That’s a risk no matter how talented the player is. Perez just turned 23…

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Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock Draft

Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock Draft

Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock Draft.

Last week I used the fanspeak.com online mock draft tool in order to simulate three different first-round scenarios for the Dallas Cowboys. This week we’re back to the tool to simulate a seven-round Cowboys draft, complete with the compensatory picks the Cowboys were awarded last month.

The rules were the following: I drafted as the Cowboys, the computer…

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The Case For … Demarcus Lawrence

The Case For … Demarcus Lawrence

The Case For … Demarcus Lawrence.

Every few days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft RattleandHumSports.com will profile a player that the Dallas Cowboys could select in the draft.

Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State

Measurables: 6-foot-3, 251 pounds

Rankings: CBSSports.com ranks Lawrence as the No. 56 overall prospect and the No. 6 draft prospect at defensive end.

Draft grade: CBSSports.com gives…

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Postins Postscripts – Dallas Ft Worth Sports Musings – 4-13-14

Postins Postscripts – Dallas Ft Worth Sports Musings – 4-13-14

Postins Postscripts – Dallas Ft Worth Sports Musings – 4-13-14.

And, here come the judge.The Cowboys have filed a grievance against Jay Ratliff, according to ESPNDallas.com. The Cowboys wants some money back from Ratliff’s signing bonus, base salary from 2013 and the luxury suite Ratliff had access to. These sorts of suits don’t usually result in the team getting any money, but owner and general…

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Dallas Cowboys First Round Mock Draft Tracker 4-12-14

Dallas Cowboys First Round Mock Draft Tracker 4-12-14

Dallas Cowboys First Round Mock Draft Tracker 4-12-14.

We’re now less than a month from the 2014 NFL Draft and everyone is trying to refine its mock drafts. We now have free agency gains and losses to help us put a finer line on which player the Dallas Cowboys might draft in the first round in May.

So it’s time for the next mock draft tracker, brought to you by Rattle and Hum Sports. We have…

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