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Author Archives: Jamie Plunkett

The site is owned and operated by Jamie Plunkett, a TCU graduate with a B.S. in advertising and public relations. In short, he’s a sports junkie. Born and raised in Dallas, he grew up following Dallas sports closely and passionately. He created the Dallas Sports Rant as an opportunity to unleash his sports knowledge and bias on the rest of the world. He also performs a pretty excellent karaoke version of Ice Ice Baby.

Dallas Cowboys Make Right Move, Cut DeMarcus Ware

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The Dallas Cowboys cut future Hall of Fame defensive end DeMarcus Ware today, in a move that must have been difficult despite being necessary. Ware, 31, recorded 117 sacks in his nine seasons with the Cowboys, but had seen his numbers decline over the past few seasons, which were riddled with injuries. He had his lowest tackle and sack totals ... Read More »

Texas Rangers Trade Ian Kinsler to Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder

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It’s not quite breaking anymore, but tonight the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers agreed to trade Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder. It is a one for one trade, and according to multiple reports Detroit is also sending some cash Texas’ way. The trade was first reported by CBS’ Jon Heyman. fielder for kinsler trade is agreed to, pending approvals/waiver. http://t.co/9D3YUw36G5 ... Read More »

Dallas Mavericks Defense Will Be A Long Term Problem

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Last night the Dallas Mavericks fell to 3-2, suffering a 107-93 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 107 points scored by the Thunder was the fourth time an opponent has scored over 100 points so far this year against the Mavs. In the first five games, the Mavs are allowing 106.4 points per game, which is ... Read More »

Cowboy’s Tony Dorsett Diagnosed With CTE

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Former Dallas Cowboys’ running back Tony Dorsett, along with several other former NFL players, have been diagnosed with having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. CTE is a degenerative condition that is caused by head trauma, and is linked to depression, dementia and other symptoms. Recently PBS and Frontline made a documentary entitled League of Denial surrounding the disease ... Read More »

The Dallas Cowboys Will Play in London in 2014

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The NFL has announced that the Dallas Cowboys will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London next season, as one of three games at Wembley Stadium. NFL announces Cowboys-Jaguars, Dolphins-Raiders, and Lions-Falcons will be the three London games in 2014. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 24, 2013 This is something that Jerry Jones has wanted for a while, and it ... Read More »

NFL Injury Impact: Fantasy Football Replacements

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Week 7 in the NFL was a tough one for fantasy football owners, and for teams in real life. With major injuries to Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, and many more, owners are scrambling to find fantasy football replacements for the impact players they’ve lost. Let’s look at your best options for filling in the new holes ... Read More »

Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers’ CEO, Announces Retirement

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Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has just announced his retirement, effective October 31. Wow. There have long been rumors of a dispute between Texas Rangers’ President and General Manager Jon Daniels, and CEO/legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan. Whether or not that has anything to do with Ryan’s retirement, we don’t know. What we do know is that the Rangers are effectively ... Read More »

Best and Worst in the NFL: Week 6

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Best QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – 25/43, 248 yards, 4 TD, INT Stafford led the Lions back from a 17-7 deficit to Cleveland on Sunday with 24 unanswered points in the second half. Stafford connected with seven different players on passes in the game, including three touchdown passes to tight end Joseph Fauria. Runner Up: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles ... Read More »

Dwayne Harris, Defense Step Up in Dallas Win

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Tony Romo didn’t have to do it all himself on Sunday. Instead, Dwayne Harris, Jason Hatcher and the rest of the other two units for the Dallas Cowboys stepped up in a big way as they beat the Washington Redskins 31-16. Harris totaled 222 return yards, including a 90-yard kick return, and an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown. He ... Read More »

College Players of the Week: Week 5

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(Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports) Week 5 saw blowouts, close wins, and the craziest way to cover that I’ve ever seen. Let’s take a look at the college players of the week. Offensive Player of the Week: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Winston absolutely torched, I mean torched, Maryland on Saturday, to the tune of 393 yards and ... Read More »