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Marshall's Only Goal Should Be a Title

Sean Keeler, Fox Sports Kansas City

Texas Ready for Hoops Upgrade

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News

Character Never Mattered

Randy Galloway, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Talent Not the Problem for Longhorns

Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports

Cowboys Ignore Hardy's Red Flags

Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News

If it's me, it's simple. Ain't about money. Got that. Ain't about security. Got that, too, and then some. Ain't about perks. Or power. I live on a golf course and have a private p...(full article)

In the roll call of Texas’ greatest basketball coaches, Tom Penders was faster to shoot and Abe Lemons was quicker with a punch line, but no one took the Longhorns further th...(full article)

When the Cowboys man-hugged a troubled Greg Hardy and invited him into the Valley Ranch football family, what immediately followed was outrage, condemnation and a local TV rant for...(full article)

Charlie Strong is curious. Of his 100 or so men in the Texas program, which of them is it gonna be? And when is "it" gonna happen? When will the program he took over in 2014 flip...(full article)

Desperate teams sink to desperate measures. The Cowboys are a desperate team. They discovered in 2014 they are a pass rush away from the Super Bowl. Thus, they agreed to pay form...(full article)

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Carpenter Sets Tone for Series

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Cards Capitalize on Opportunities

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Hamilton's Power Missing in Playoffs

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Jerry Jones Regrets 2nd-Guessing

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Young Needs to Move Down Order

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