An improbable three-step remodeling has provided a real title hope for the Dallas Mavericks.
Mavs could stash a foreign developmental player in the draft to keep cap flexibility.
ESPNDallas.com grades the Dallas Cowboys' selections for the 2013 NFL draft.
ESPN Dallas season predictions: Breaking down the Cowboys' 2013 schedule.
Mark Cuban & Co. must figure out how to fill the voids left by their Dallas departures.
Mavericks' post-title plan was worth risk in order to keep up with rising Thunder.
If Jerry Jones was serious about change at Valley Ranch, he'd be looking for a new GM.
Frustration aside, Cowboys don't have a better alternative to Tony Romo at QB.
Cowboys missed chance to beat gimpy RG III, who should haunt them for years.
Mavs need to commit to Darren Collison to allow him to become impact player they need.
Jerry Jones might be tempted by Sean Payton if Jason Garrett misses the playoffs.
Jason Garrett stuck to his process and the Cowboys are finally showing progress.
Dez Bryant has earned the right to be considered a crucial part of the Cowboys' core.
Mavericks' O.J. Mayo hits road bump against Celtics on way to developing into closer.
Mavericks bank on O.J. Mayo flying farther than Jason Terry did.
Cowboys CB Brandon Carr impresses in light of two tragic incidents.
Cowboys defenders Anthony Spencer, DeMarcus Ware need to dominate.
Dez Bryant among biggest reasons why playoff hopes still in Cowboys' grasp
Cowboys have better NFC East rivals to worry about than Eagles.
Jerry Jones' faith in Jason Garrett may be wavering after latest debacle.
It's been a lifelong learning process, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is finally getting it.
Mavericks fans, Mark Cuban must disregard Jason Kidd's hasty exit and cheer his return as member of Knicks.
Mavericks' O.J. Mayo learning tough lessons that come with winning, responsibility.
Dallas Cowboys had better feast on cupcakes during soft portion of schedule.
Mavericks benefit from Jason Kidd's departure, which paved way for Darren Collison
Cowboys are about to get a test in character with Jason Garrett feeling the heat.
Cowboys' sense of self-entitlement starts with owner/GM that isn't doing his jobs.
Cowboys see Dez Bryant's big gaffes trump his potential in loss to Giants.
Mavericks' new chemistry could grow stale with Dirk Nowitzki out of action.
Beating Carolina doesn't hide the fact that the Cowboys aren't a playoff team.
Jason Garrett talks the talk, but results don't support his progress as coach.
It's time for consistency to replace off-field problems as Dez Bryant's focus.
Cowboys Stadium hospitality neutralizes Dallas' home-field advantage.
Cowboys' improved D means it's time to take Jason Garrett's offense to task.
Cowboys stripped of dignity, exposed for what they are after loss to Bears.
Mike Jenkins is being a good soldier to help the Cowboys and cash in later.
Tight end Jason Witten can't seem to shake spleen injury from his mind.
Season's up-and-down ride is epitome of modern-day Cowboys football.
Cowboys' skills on offense best since Triplets era, but health poses challenge.
Improved personnel allows Rob Ryan to deliver on promise of attacking defense.
Despite hiccups, Cowboys confident Jason Garrett is growing as head coach.
Mike Jenkins is a wild card, so Orlando Scandrick must step up his game.
As long as reserve receivers are reliable, Tony Romo can turn them into stars.
Despite hype (ahem, Jerry), expectations for Morris Claiborne should be tempered.
Jerry Jones needs a Super Bowl win to escape Jimmy Johnson's shadow.
A Giant obsession keeps the Cowboys motivated to surpass their rivals.
Unlike DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten, Tony Romo's legacy depends on title.
Sean Lee a shining model of what Penn State program used to represent.
It may be up to Roger Goodell to judge when, if Dez must discuss allegations.
There's no questioning Tony Romo's leadership following Dez Bryant situation.
That anger about Tyson Chandler? Save some in case Josh Hamilton walks.
Mavs' rapid reconstruction could help them land Dwight Howard or Chris Paul.
Mailbag: The bar is set high for receiver Dez Bryant because he's so talented.
DeMarcus Ware sets the standard for the Cowboys, but he also must enforce it.
Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins needs to make best of situation instead of pouting.
Cowboys CB Brandon Carr impresses with his work ethic as much as his talent.
Personnel changes may allow Cowboys DC Rob Ryan to back up boasting.
If the Cowboys are ready to win now, Jason Garrett must improve quickly.
Mavs need leading man to carry team so aging Dirk can embrace supporting role.
The Mavs' flameout shows the need for an elite player to pair with Dirk Nowitzki.
Mavericks' season of wishful thinking complicates 0-3 deficit to Thunder.
It's looking bleak, but don't expect the Mavericks to go down without a fight.
The Mavericks and Thunder are developing another Red River rivalry.
Kevin Durant's quest for title may not take long if he can be consistent closer.
We break down the first-round matchups between the Mavs and Thunder.
Yu Darvish gives reason to believe the hype in dominating outing vs. Yankees.
The Cowboys have plenty of draft needs on the defensive side of the ball.
Lamar Odom will go down as one of biggest disgraces in Dallas sports history.
Shawn Marion continues to build his legacy with dominant fourth quarter.
Mavs look beyond Delonte West's rough edges, net one of season's best bargains.
Mavs could use momentum and continuity, but staying fresh is key.
Mavericks play with playoff urgency in overtime win over scrappy Rockets.
It's never going to work out for Lamar Odom with the Mavericks.
Whether Mavs are planning for next season or not, they need to play better.
The Mavs endured a wretched stretch, but it's premature to count them out.
Dirk Nowitzki showed good things happen in crunch time when he gets the ball.
Lamar Odom still has much to prove the remainder of the season in Dallas.
Tony Mitchell is bound to be UNT's first NBA player, it's just a matter of when.
Jerry Jones delusional to think Cowboys have talent to contend for Super Bowl.
Lamar Odom might not put up big numbers, but he can be key 8th man.
Mavs need Jason Kidd charged and ready to have a shot at repeating title run.
Mavs' Vince Carter has been at his best when he has his back to the basket.
Breaking down 46 reasons why the Cowboys aren't in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Mavericks stand in the Thunder's way of a potential dynasty.
There are plenty of Cowboys greats, but we had to rank the top 50.
Headed toward a possible break, Lamar Odom instead had a breakthrough.
The Mavs need Dirk to revert to form for the sake of this season and beyond.
Mark Cuban was right on target with the smart moves he made in free agency.
Spud Webb overcame doubts and his size to carve out a successful NBA career.
The Mavs will endure some ugly regular-season moments to peak in playoffs.
Jason Garrett making excuses by suggesting this was a rebuilding year.
Terence Newman finished off an ugly stretch run with another poor effort.
The Mavs are putting in the work to clean up their early-season mess.
Tony Romo has been among the best, but will it be good enough to beat the Giants?
A strong second half doesn't mean this Cowboys defense has figured it out.
Tony Romo makes sure the lines of communication are open with receivers.
Tony Romo's play gives the Cowboys hope of copying the Pack's Super run.
The Cowboys' defense needed to dominate the Bucs, and it did just that.
Rob Ryan's defense is trending the wrong way at the wrong time for the Cowboys.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes decisive action to retool defending champions.
The Cowboys felt the pain of DeMarco Murray's injury during the fourth quarter.
Cowboys' defense isn't making Rob Ryan look good enough to be a head coach.
Inexperienced head coach Jason Garrett could benefit from some qualified help.
Cowboys' Jason Garrett interrupts shot at heroics from Dan Bailey, Tony Romo.
It's time for Anthony Spencer to prove he's much better than adequate.
DeMarcus Ware is earning his place among Cowboys' defensive legends.
A roster analysis shows the Mavs have a chance to keep changes to minimum.
Cowboys can draw on experience to lay the foundation for a playoff run.
DeMarco Murray and Laurent Robinson have emerged as keys to Cowboys' rise.
Dez Bryant shows he has brains and brawn with key overtime catch.
Suddenly, the NFC East has become the Dallas Cowboys' division to claim.
With Tony Romo relying on DeMarco Murray, Cowboys' balance in full effect.
DeMarco Murray remains humble despite setting franchise rushing records.
The Cowboys' D-line wasn't pleased after struggling to stop the run again.
Drew Pearson is getting his long overdue recognition in the Ring of Honor.
Jason Garrett won't tip his hand, but DeMarco Murray should get bulk of work.
Cowboys' run defense, passing game turn into weaknesses in blowout loss to Philly.
The Eagles' season has a startling similarity to the Cowboys' '10 campaign.
Jason Garrett shows confidence -- and smarts -- going back to Dez in red zone.
Dez Bryant is dangerously close to following in Antonio Bryant's footsteps.
Jason Garrett's worst mistake is settling for field goals, not settling for punts.
The Cowboys have been at their best and worst in critical moments of games.
Texas' secondary was no match for Landry Jones and the Sooners.
The Cowboys' offseason renovation project is yielding positive results.
Cowboys must ride out Tony Romo but keep their eyes on the road ahead.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson lets his play mark his place while silencing Cowboys.
Matthew Stafford brings success to Lions after Curse of Bobby Layne ends.
The Rangers' Michael Young traces his success and stature to his upbringing.
Miles Austin's absence was more painful for Tony Romo than his fractured rib.
The book on Tony Romo is still being written, but we know it's a thriller.
Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley seizes the moment when he's needed most.
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has the potential to be a special player.
Dez Bryant started with a bang before Darrelle Revis and injuries silenced him.
The Cowboys' depth, or lack thereof, at cornerback merits major concern.
Felix Jones and Dez Bryant must be spectacular for Cowboys to be successful.
Jason Garrett's message of accountability comes through loud, clear with Cowboys.
The Cowboys are beginning to feel burden of punchless 2009 draft class.
The Cowboys would be best served if Orlando Scandrick can be a starter.
Jason Garrett uses the Cowboys' tradition of excellence as a tool for motivation.
Cowboys rookie Tyron Smith is a quick learner, but he's getting a lot of help.
The players must live up to their potential if they plan on being a top-10 defense.
The Cowboys plan to take advantage of Jay Ratliff's versatility on defense.
The Cowboys still have confidence in Mike Jenkins after brutal 2010 season.
Dez Bryant has all the skills to be great if he's willing to put in the work.
Schedule of in-demand Mavs has plenty in store, but it could all be a fantasy.
Mavericks owner, players savor their moment after "amazing journey" to top.
Dirk Nowitzki got long-awaited title, but don't expect him to become complacent.
The final result was world-class, but how did Mavs fare on an individual basis?
Jason Terry's shooting surge wipes away bitterness of '06 with 'sweet vindication.'
The Mavericks have been written off over and over but never lost faith.
The Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki has proven to be the best player in the NBA Finals.
The Mavs relied on their toughness to key their latest miraculous comeback.
Some things don't change: Dwyane Wade is still tormenting Mavs in NBA Finals.
Dirk was almost perfect in the fourth quarter, but it just wasn't good enough.
Mavericks establish themselves as comeback kings during postseason run.
The NBA Finals is the third leg of the Dallas area's triple crown of sports.
Game 2 rally had to be extra sweet for Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry after '06 flop.
Mavs' offensive struggles against Heat expose void left by injured Caron Butler.
The 2011 Mavericks are better than the 2006 Finals team in almost every way.
The Mavs combined savvy moves and luck to build their way back to the Finals.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban finds that silence is golden during run to NBA Finals.
Mavs need to finish off Thunder, who have the look of a perennial contender.
The improbable Game 4 rally is symbolic of the Mavericks' magical season.
Mavs' fortunes changing thanks to surge that includes four straight road wins.
Veteran Mavericks stray from plan as Thunder steal home-court advantage.
The Mavs are lucky Tyson Chandler's playing with them, not against them.
Mavericks-Thunder in the Western finals is a major mismatch in experience.
Dirk Nowitzki is getting long-overdue recognition as an elite playoff performer.
Thunder or Grizzlies? It's not going to matter if the Mavs stay in this groove.
The Mavs have a 3-D plan for playoff success: Dirk, defense and depth.
Confident Mavericks display composure as Lakers' dynasty threatens to unravel.
These Mavericks have proven that they're tough enough to stand up to the champs.
Dirk Nowitzki dominates in face of physical Trail Blazers as Mavs advance.
Kidd, Mavericks need to prove they can win on the road in the postseason.
At OT, Cowboys revisit familiar 'Bold vs. Safe' draft dilemma with first selection.
It's hard to argue that these Mavs are different after another playoff meltdown.
The Mavs' transition struggles turn Shawn Marion into an offensive afterthought.
The Mavs' experience edge has shown in the fourth quarters of Games 1 and 2.
The Mavs' defense made the difference in Game 1 when the offense sputtered.
Jason Terry's burdens include battling Mavs' failures, dealing with personal loss.
The Mavs look tired and out of sync when they should be rounding into playoff form.
Mavericks' familiar 'soft' label makes ugly appearance in blowout loss to Lakers.
The Mavs came out on mission, but insisted 'soft' tag didn't motivate them.
UNT's collapse in Sun Belt final keeps Johnny Jones' success under the radar.
The Mavericks suffer a painful bite after taking their foot off the Grizzlies' throat.
Mavs can't afford to blow late leads if they want to be championship-caliber.
Talent comparisons show Pack dominates star-studded Cowboys as it did NFL.
Ex-Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell gains perspective after illness strikes father.
Charles Haley, an impact player on five Super Bowl teams, deserves Hall call.
The Cowboys may not be in this Super Bowl, but they're still America's Team.
Dirk Nowitzki should rest during All-Star Weekend and let a young gun step in.
Cowboys fans can't cheer for their team, but they can root against the Steelers.
Tyson Chandler showed guts fighting illness to help the Mavs end their skid.
As the Mavericks fall in the standings, Dirk Nowitzki's MVP candidacy rises.
Jerry Jones' best move may have been stating Jason Garrett will have final say.
Cowboys roster: Who should stay, who should go, and who's on the bubble.
Cowboys roster: Who should stay, who should go, and who's on the bubble.
Cowboys roster: Who should stay, who should go, and who's on the bubble.
The Mavs may have to wait for Roddy B. to replace Caron Butler's offense.
Stephen McGee's numbers weren't great, but he did make a positive impression.
Jason Terry struggled against the Spurs, but the Mavs have faith in their closer.
Sunday's finale should be Roy Williams and Marion Barber's last as Cowboys.
Cowboys' David Buehler has been shaky, but Jerry Jones has kept kicker around.
Tony Romo's season isn't a total loss if he can gain leadership skills from Jon Kitna.
Rex Grossman provided further evidence the Cowboys D needs a serious overhaul.
Keith Brooking mentors Sean Lee even though it could hasten his own departure.
Miles Austin may be a nice guy, but the Cowboys are paying him to produce.
Jason Garrett has done well so far as interim coach, but can he evaluate talent?
RB Tashard Choice makes it clear that Cowboys can do without Marion Barber.
Turns out the Tyson Chandler deal was much better than originally thought.
Cowboys RB Tashard Choice's lack of playing time doesn't make sense.
Dan McCarney hopes to take North Texas on the same path as SMU and TCU.
The Cowboys fought back admirably, which made losing hurt even more.
Jason Garrett's finest moment as a Cowboys QB came on Thanksgiving '94.
Bryan McCann's knack for making plays has earned him his teammates' respect.
Jon Kitna still produces under center while embracing Cowboys' backup QB role.
Jason Garrett is laying a foundation for the Cowboys he can build a future on.
Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant provides glimpse of bright future against Giants.
Calvin Watkins, Tim MacMahon and Bryan Broaddus cater the Cowboys some humble pie.
Jerry Jones sent the right message to the Cowboys by firing Wade Phillips.
When you think it can't get any worse for the Cowboys, they prove you wrong.
The fall from grace for top picks Spencer, Jones and Jenkins has been puzzling.
Cowboys should fire Phillips and allow butt-kicker DeCamillis to do just that.
The Cowboys' riches-to-rags season is the biggest disgrace in team history.
Wade Phillips' defense has been an epic failure for the Cowboys this season.
Here are five days at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington that stand out over the rest.
Mavs must make a major move before they can legitimately contend for a title.
Cowboys' postseason hopes fall to pieces with Tony Romo's fractured left clavicle.
Valley Ranch Triangle has the Cowboys playing like a beautiful bunch of losers.
If Rangers keep following the plan, fall celebrations could become routine.
Tony Romo deserves blame, not praise, after his INTs sunk the Cowboys.
The Cowboys' offense is being dragged down by its mistake-prone linemen.
Felix Jones has been passed by other RBs because the Cowboys hold him back.
After a horrible start, the Cowboys are poised to seize control of the division and their playoff destiny.
Oklahoma's Landry Jones stands out in an average Big 12 quarterback field.
The Cowboys' offense thrived with a healthy balance of running and passing.
Carrollton's Jeremy Beal makes name for himself among OU defensive greats.
Complete effort in Houston serves as reminder of the Cowboys' potential.
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones will be judged on whether he lives up to the legacies left by predecessors Sam Bradford, Jason White and Josh Heupel.
Stumbling Cowboys have plenty to lose in regular-season contest with Texans.
Jerry Jones' aggressive marketing of the Cowboys hurts the product on the field.
The players deserve most of the blame for the Cowboys' struggles on offense.
Without a healthy Marc Colombo, right tackle is a position of weakness for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys' offense couldn't muster up much besides mistakes in the opener.
Cowboys are banking on Miles Austin's character, production with extension.
Roy Williams and Marion Barber stand in the way of younger, better Cowboys.
With gorilla again on his back, Cowboys' Phillips remains steadfast to his beliefs and his players.
David Buehler squashes speculation with his performance against the Dolphins.
Winning is vital to Todd Dodge's future at UNT, and the coach feels he can deliver.
Cowboys coach comes across as an enabling wimp in a front of a microphone.
It isn't time to push the panic button on the Cowboys ... but concern is called for.
The Cowboys' 2009 draft class is falling behind and in danger of being flunked.
Cowboys' defense masks shaky effort with big turnovers against Chargers.
Cowboys see older offensive line as an asset rather than a fragile liability.
QB Stephen McGee needs to show poise, production if he's to be a worthy project.
Cowboys reminded of hard lessons that came with unmet 2008 expectations.
Emmitt Smith stands alone among all-time RB greats with numbers, production.
Cowboys defenders Spencer, Jenkins hunger to build on breakout seasons.
With Dez injured, the Cowboys may have to pay Crayton's premium.
Jerry Jones was out of line to suggest Dez Bryant's injury could have been avoided.
The numbers suggest Tony Romo is an elite QB, but to him: a ring's the thing.
The hype has returned and expectations are high, but can these Cowboys handle it?
Cowboys see something in Alan Ball at free safety, and that means something.
Cowboys' Ogletree continues to quietly follow in footsteps of friend Austin.
Piling on the controversial call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game Wednesday, here are the five most controversial calls in Dallas-Fort Worth sports history.
The Cowboys are betting that powerful kicker David Buehler can handle FGs.
Doug Free knows he'll have to fight off Alex Barron to keep the left tackle job.
There's no comparison between Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant and Randy Moss.
Mavericks free talented Roddy B, but his services arrive too late as season folds.
Collapse recalled: Twisted metal, screams, panic -- and how lucky I was.
Composure, season once more at stake for Mavs in Game 6 in San Antonio.
This time, rhythm escapes Mavericks' Nowitzki in Game 2 loss to Spurs.
Draft watch: Well-stocked Cowboys nevertheless have big long-term needs.
The 2010 schedule is out, and here are the Cowboys' five biggest games.
Dirk Nowitzki is trying to get off the list of all-time NBA greats without a ring.
A highlight-reel dunk erased any doubts about Mavs F Shawn Marion's health.
Nowitzki keeps his rhythm flowing as Mavericks close in on West's No. 2 seed.
Beauty in Mavericks' rough victory over Blazers is in eye of division title holder.
Jet stream or not, Nelson Cruz's Opening Day power display was quite a sight.
Melo won't admit it, but Shawn Marion made a big difference in the Mavs' win.
Mavs rookie Beaubois' latest performance calls for more minutes from Rick Carlisle.
Trail Blazers' deliberate pace could be a template against Mavs in postseason.
Mavericks PG Jason Kidd refuses to show his age with a stellar 37th birthday.
Are the Mavs suffering from a post-streak letdown, or do their issues run deeper?
Mavs get a reminder that they still have plenty of work to do before the playoffs.
Merely making the NCAA tournament shouldn't be the goal for UNT anymore.
George Odufuwa's never-quit mentality has made him a double threat for UNT.
The Mavs' habit of digging holes is a bigger concern than the win streak's end.
Emmitt Smith tweets that Cowboys' Jerry Jones will be his Hall of Fame presenter.
UNT believes it has the poise to make routine trips to the NCAA tournament.
Poised North Texas is keeping its eyes on the bigger prize: the NCAA tournament.
Roy Williams is getting a free pass from the Cowboys without earning it.
Remodeled, streaking Mavs are beginning to scratch the surface of their potential.
With Brendan Haywood, it sure looks like the Mavs have their answer at center.
Now that the dust has settled, it looks like the Mavs weren't tricked by the Magic.
Mavericks' most recent blockbuster trade highlights Jason Kidd's importance.
New-look Mavericks reject excuses for cold shooting in loss to Oklahoma City.
Despite trade track record and timing, Mavericks believe they're a better team.
All-Star Weekend leaves hometown host Dirk Nowitzki of Mavs feeling gracious.
Playing the waiting game allowed the Mavericks to get value for Josh Howard.
Chris Bosh is well on his way to being the greatest NBA player from Dallas.
Dallas' Spud Webb has demonstrated that there is no ceiling that is too tall.
Dirk Nowitzki, frequent All-Star and face of the Mavs, grew as Dallas grew on him.
Lack of talent played a bigger role in the Mavs' Denver dud than the schedule.
Williams set for All-Star moment, not far from where he attended The Colony.
Was the Mavs' fourth-quarter explosion a sign of better things or just a tease?
Surge in minutes indicates Mavs rookie Rodrigue Beaubois' time has come.
Blame lack of effort, defense for Mavs' descent into ranks of the unworthy.
The Mavericks get a rare glimpse of what Josh Howard used to be.
Dirk Nowitzki hopes to stay 'more upbeat' despite the Mavs' latest shortcomings.
It's not time for slumping Mavericks to panic, but they better be concerned.
Rick Carlisle is struggling to find answers for the Mavs' questionable defense.
Mavericks' struggles of the past month threaten to turn situation into a big deal.
As production and playing time dwindle, Josh Howard's time may be running out.
Veteran Mavericks team is making it a point not to panic with string of tight wins.
The Mavericks could look to Jason Terry as a quick fix for the team's slow starts.
Cowboys' youth has team's elder statesmen daring to dream of big things.
Cowboys should apply same standard to players that they did to Wade.
Offensive linemen top the Cowboys' list of long-term needs entering NFL draft.
Counting down the Cowboys' 10 plays that mattered most in the '09 season.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. the Vikings.
Tony Romo didn't lose this one, and he never had a chance to win it.
The Mavericks need Terry to fly straight at AAC to battle struggles at home.
Vikings nemeses Staubach, Pearson hail play of present-day Boys counterparts.
Dirk's milestone proved to be heavy load when he needed other Mavs in clutch.
Vikings, Saints on eerily similar path as '07 Cowboys, which may benefit Dallas.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. the Eagles.
Cowboys' defense swats away Philly's DeSean Jackson; rolls into Minnesota.
Erick Dampier's second career 3-pointer capped off another comeback win.
The Mavs' defensive improvement shows that Marion signing was about sense.
It might be time for the Mavericks to move J.J. Barea back to the bench.
Playing like a man possessed, Romo tries to bury ghosts of his playoffs past.
In his 10 years as owner, Cuban and the Mavs have been impossible to ignore.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. the Eagles.
Wade Phillips has earned the right to be kept on as Cowboys coach.
Tony Romo vowed to be a better leader, and he's lived up to the promise.
The Cotton Bowl regains relevancy with its relocation to Cowboys Stadium.
Cowboys' Romo says he hasn't lost confidence in receiver Roy Williams.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. the Redskins.
The Cowboys' defense is emerging in time to erase late-season demons.
CB Mike Jenkins is starting to show his swagger when it matters most.
The Mavericks believe "Jet" will take off by staying aggressive on offensive end.
Historically a hostile environment, the AAC has become the ire of many Mavs.
Confident Cowboys suddenly like their chances if they can make the playoffs.
Statistically, Tony Romo is having a December to remember for the Cowboys.
The Mavs used experience to pass the Cavs without their franchise player.
Report Card: Here are the Cowboys' grades for Saturday's win over Saints.
Cowboys LB Ware demonstrates headstrong determination against Saints.
Romo has put up impressive numbers this month, but he'd trade it all for two wins.
Need a hero? The true identity of NBA's Captain Clutch is Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki.
J.J. Barea's play early in games allows Mavs to be patient with Josh Howard.
Report Card: Here are the Cowboys' grades for Sunday's loss to San Diego.
Cowboys are what they are, which is anything but an elite team.
Despite practicing against the 3-4, the Cowboys can't seem to solve the scheme.
With Howard's return, minutes will be scarce for Barea and Beaubois.
The Mavs' Josh Howard returned with new confidence in his ankle, game.
Brutal final stretch will reveal if December ghosts still haunt Cowboys.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. the NY Giants.
Don't blame Tony Romo for Cowboys' latest December downfall.
Pass defenders, embarrassed by Giants in stadium debut, have adjusted since.
The Mavs' deal for Jason Kidd has yielded an unexpected but welcome plan.
The Mavs are struggling to stomp inferior visitors, which is a troubling pattern.
The Cowboys' scouting department is hitting for a high average with its gems.
The Cowboys were encouraged by their offensive turnaround against the Raiders.
Veteran Mavs reserves Jason Terry and Tim Thomas make for a formidable duo.
The Mavs' tendency to lose focus cost them their streak against the Warriors.
Cowboys don't sweat cutting Greg Ellis, embrace Anthony Spencer at OLB.
The Mavericks are being careful when it comes to cultivating rookie Beaubois.
With so many offenders, it's hard to pinpoint the cause of Cowboys' slump.
The Mavs feel they have work to do despite sharing West's top record.
Miles Austin isn't doing anything wrong. It's the defenses: They've noticed.
In Erick Dampier's absence, Drew Gooden has answered the bell.
Dirk Nowitzki's prolific scoring ability is almost taken for granted.
The biggest fear Jerry Jones had entering the season was the depth of his O-line.
Report Card: Grading the Cowboys after their 17-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Cowboys hope their injuries against the Packers don't hurt in the long run.
While Jason Witten's value hasn't diminished, his big-play stats have.
The Mavs are asking too much of Dirk, who in turn needs to trust teammates.
Rick Carlisle ripped into his team after one half; Mavs responded in the other.
Mavs' Terry, Marion are old friends. Now, they're having fun being teammates.
Report Card has arrived: Tim MacMahon hands out his grades for Cowboys-Eagles.
Williams and Romo had a better reception on their connection against Eagles.
The Eagles will bring pressure, but Tony Romo has learned how to deal with it.
Overpaid or underappreciated? With Erick Dampier, it depends on whom you ask.
Tony Romo-Roy Williams flap is just the latest act in an endless Cowboys circus.
Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has put the team on his back early this season.
The Mavericks' Jason Kidd might have lost a step, but he has stayed sharp.
Report Card: The grades are in for the Cowboys' performance vs. Seattle.
The Cowboys' revamped WR lineup is turning out better than expected.
The Mavs must fill the void without excuses during Josh Howard's absence.
Miles Austin's journey to the NFL began in the Garrett family backyard.
Shawn Marion couldn't make his new Mavs teammates better in opener.
Under Joe DeCamillis, the Cowboys special teams unit now means business.
Despite early obstacles, the Mavericks seek to avoid stumbling out of the gate.
Report Card: Handing out the grades for the Cowboys-Falcons game.
Miles Austin's emergence bodes well for Tony Romo's playmaking instincts.
Mavs are considered middle of the pack but feel they have mix to overachieve.
It hasn't taken Keith Brooking long to become the Cowboys' emotional leader.
Dirk Nowitzki continues to work on his low-post moves during the offseason.
Texas' front four on defense wreaked havoc on OU's inexperienced O-line.
Tenacious D: Mavericks' Ross no longer defensive off the court, but on it watch out.
First-round pick Rodrigue Beaubois showed flashes of potential.
The road toward NFL riches has been rocky for two Dallas ISD standouts.
The Mavericks believe they have one of the best wing tandems in the Western Conference.
Quarterback Sam Bradford has returned, and so has the Sooners' swagger.
Fourth-quarter rallies are driving the Cowboys defense to toughen up.
Wade Phillips made it clear that Miles Austin wouldn't spend much time on the sideline.
Cowboys receiver Miles Austin's potential finally broke through in Kansas City.
ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon hands out his grades for Cowboys-Chiefs
Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett look to seize more opportunities
The Dallas Mavericks will have a renewed focus on the defensive end
Sloppy tackling continues to haunt the Dallas Cowboys.
Dependable defender's finesse on offense makes him an intriguing fit
The Cowboys' defense was good against the Broncos, but it needed to be perfect.
The Mavs' versatile offseason acquisitions play right into coach Rick Carlisle's creativity.
The Mavs' versatile offseason acquisitions play right into coach Rick Carlisle's creativity.
The Cowboys' depth at running back means someone's always ready to pick up the load.
Tony Romo's rapid rise has hit a roadblock in his development as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.
Title-starved North Texas still talking a big game