Eric M. Scharf

Dad of dos, husband, and senior creative management specialist for the greater software industry since 1991. Dallas Cowboys and NFL fan since 1976 and writer provocateur as #TheTorturedCowboysFan since 2008.

Cowboys Stymie Seahawks With The L.A. Rams Laying In Wait For Their Next Playoff Date

“America’s Team” had practically all they wanted, hosting a home playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks so vaunted to avenge a (partially) self-inflicted loss that helped leave the Cowboys so early-season haunted. That being said, the Dallas Cowboys (long after losing their regular-season battle in Seattle and since week 10) had been on a 7-8 …

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Cowboys Escape From New York And Prepare For Playoff Work

“America’s Team” had succeeded in winning the NFC East the previous week and had nothing to achieve (from a playoff seeding aspect) in their final 2018 regular season game. Unvarnished truth, however, suggested the Dallas Cowboys required an offensive performance tweak to (help) avoid one-dimensional shrinkage when entering the postseason flame. Just because you can …

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Cowboys Outlast Tampa Bay To Win The NFC East And Face The Giants, Last But Not Quite Least

“America’s Team” (for the second week in a row) had the division crown within reach, yet it required the (natural born) killer instinct that coaches often cannot just teach. The Dallas Cowboys saw their five-game win streak come to a halt in Indianapolis (where they laid quite an ugly egg) and – with fears of …

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Cowboys Play Like Dolts Against The Colts And Welcome Tampa To Town With Another Shot At The Division Crown

“America’s Team” was riding high on a five-game win streak with the reasonable belief they had not yet reached their play-execution peak. They rode into Lucas Oil Field looking for some fresh horses to tame but – in performing like disinterested dolts against the comparatively invigorated Indianapolis Colts – the Dallas Cowboys delivered a particularly …

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Dallas Taints Unstoppable Saints And Prepare For One More Row With Fine-Feathered Foe

All but the most myopic members of Cowboys Nation believed the chances of “America’s Team” defeating the Saints was a complete pipe-dream.   Practically no one expected Jason Garrett to outcoach or Scott Linehan to out-scheme Sean Payton before inevitably failing to make second-half adjustments and eventually running out of steam. The Cowboys, however improbable, …

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Cowboys Find A Way Against More Birds Of Prey And Face The Skins For The Division Lead On Turkey Day

“America’s Team” – in a matter of three weeks – has gone from being prepared by a mortician to perhaps (in one day’s time) taking the NFC East lead with conviction. “Garrett’s Gang” clearly needed to see their fortunes seriously dip before “choosing” a few select switches to flip. The Dallas Cowboys have won two …

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“Welcome To The Party!” Or “So Sorry, Amari!”

The NFL trade deadline came and went with a handful of teams having sought improvement and hoping to have made a dent. Playoff-contending teams – attempting to acquire available talent to fill critical holes – can look back with relative confidence that what they could be done (for the stretch run) was accomplished so their …

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Sins Against The Skins Leave Marinelli’s Men Hung Out To Dry Once Again

The Dallas Cowboys headed to Washington, D.C. (confidently) high as a kite and ready to fight with the NFC East lead in clear sight, but they were sabotaged by an incoherent family member who has proven only intermittently capable of getting it right. The Cowboys lost 20-17 to the Washington Redskins largely because of a …

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Cowboys Course Correct With The Lions Tamed To Good Effect

The Dallas Cowboys were in familiar territory. They were in the midst of trying to overcome their latest round of self-destructive mistakes. They aimed to sprinkle “new wrinkles” to change their on-again, off-again story. They had to find a more consistent way to shift their play calls and execution into gear, closer to the accelerator …

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Cowboys Exit Seattle Flawed And Head Home To Be Pawed, Not Clawed

“Did you see how Chicago made the Seattle Seahawks look like they had no idea what to do on Monday night in week 2?” some prognosticators and fans asked. “Marinelli’s Men – like Fangio’s Fellas’ – are plenty aggressive and oppressive! They, too, should make Seattle’s offense look downright regressive!” some prognosticators and fans proclaimed. …

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