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Improving Your Skills as a Defensive Linesman

Improving Your Skills as a Defensive Linesman

The best defensive linemen at any level all share the same qualities. playing and tackling with leverage, excellent “hand to hand combat” skills, and superior quickness (given their size of course). It is possible to teach and to imrpove on all these qualities in any given player. Leverage is extremely important to a defensive lineman because it is just that rare that he will be able to make a tackle without being already engaged by another offensive lineman.…

History of the Dallas Cowboys

History of the Dallas Cowboys

While the Dallas Cowboys are an extremely popular NFL team, they didn’t necessarily start out that way. The Cowboys joined the NFL in 1960 as an expansion team. The first season, they didn’t win a single game, in fact the only tie they had was against the New York Giants. The next year they were able to make their first NFL Draft pick. This got them started on the road to becoming “America’s Team.”

The Cowboys spent the rest of the 1960′s building a roster to help them become contenders in the NFL as well as courting the loyalties of the Dallas fans.…



Shoes – An Important Equipment in Soccer

A very important part of soccer equipment is the shoes that you use to play. It may all seem like normal shoes but the ones made for soccer are different. Soccer shoes were designed specifically for the gentleman’s game. They were made with special spikes that dig into the field giving you more control, speed, and power. While also saving the field from getting ruined, these soccer cleats will also improve your game.

A problem with soccer shoes or with any pair of specialized sports shoes that aren’t made for basketball is that is a bit harder to find, not just the actual stock but specifically the sizes.…


The Top 5 Elements that Make a Challenging and Interesting Course

Aside from the financial aspect of the business, the maintenance and design of a course requires precise planning. If you want to know what makes a course challenging and interesting, read on for tips from the pros.

Green Speeds

When a golfer hits a putt, green speeds determine how fast the ball travels. In order to maintain green speeds, special turf equipment is used with blades designed to cut grass closer to the earth.

Conditioning

If a course is in an area that experiences extreme weather, special care must be taken to ensure the soil does not succumb to the elements.…


The Top Running Shoes for Men and Women

Are you in the market for new running shoes? Running is great for you! Many people start running in an effort to stay slim and healthy. But running doesn’t only keep you in shape. There are many benefits to jogging on a regular basis. It combats stress, prevents disease, and might even extend your life. Also, contrary to popular belief, running is actually good for your joints and bones.

Regardless of why you want to start jogging, it’s important to wear the proper shoes.…


Radar Guns and Sports: The Marriage of Science and Athletics

We all, have at one point or another, discovered the surprising accuracy of radar guns. Many folks have unfortunately found themselves in the position of paying a traffic ticket due to the irrefutable results of one of these devices. They have become a standard with law enforcement and are utilized all over the world for their precise measurements. However, this same technology can also be found in another industry. Very few people consider the applications with sports as well.…


How to Clean Uniforms the Proper Way

Cleaning uniforms might seem like an obvious thing, but there are actually some very specific rules to follow.  Every type of uniform including girl’s softball pants and boy’s basketball jerseys, need to be taken care of and cleaned regularly.  Uniforms are much more likely to last a long time if given the proper care and attention.

The reason that it’s so important to clean uniforms correctly is that uniforms help to create the image of a team.  Uniforms are powerful symbols that allow a team to be easily recognized.  Fans and supporters form a connection and an attachment to the team’s uniforms; It doesn’t matter whether it’s a professional team or a local children’s team.  If a uniform begins smelling funny or the color fades and changes, it can frustrate fans and cause confusion.…




Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have followed a similar track through the last few seasons. Impressive wins are mixed with gut-wrenching defeats while key players go down with injuries over the course of a season that ends with a loss to the eventual NFC East champion on Sunday night in Week 17. Last year’s edition made it to…


Dallas Cowboys Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis

The NFL season is so close you can almost taste it. At this point in the summer, teams are filling out their depth charts to see exactly where they stand going into training camp. The Cowboys defense was heavily ridiculed in 2013 and for good reason. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s unit looked old, tired and disinterested. This year, under new coordinator Rod Marninelli, the defense will …


Shutdown Countdown: How bad might it get for the Dallas Cowboys?

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.


Cowboys' biggest key to success

IRVING, Texas — Since Tony Romo took over as quarterback, the success of the Dallas Cowboys has mostly centered on Romo's effectiveness. He has played well enough in the past three seasons to throw 90 touchdown passes and get intercepted 39 times, but the Cowboys have not been able to finish better than 8-8 and have missed the playoffs. They have not qualified for the postseason since 2009. As …


How Much Should Dallas Cowboys Really Expect from DeMarco Murray in 2014?

DeMarco Murray is one of the more exciting young running backs in the NFL today, and he is coming off a career year in 2013. He has also failed to play a full 16-game regular season since being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. Dallas is undefeated in games in which the offense has given Murray 20 or more attempts. Last season, Murray had 20 or more attempts just three times.  When …