Todd Archer

  • Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003
  • Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins
  • Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children
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    'Parcells guys' thrilled for coach

    Favorite sons laud life lessons taught by father figure as Bill Parcells enters the Hall of Fame.

    Cowboys have lingering questions

    As training camp nears, the Cowboys still have several key questions to answer.

    Lessons learned for Dallas Cowboys

    Dez Bryant, new defensive coaches show they're all business as Cowboys offseason ends.

    Cowboys' circus a tired act

    Cowboys ring leader Jerry Jones' play-calling act makes Jason Garrett look like a clown.

    Sean Lee poised to join elite class

    The Cowboys' Sean Lee is poised to join the ranks of the elite at linebacker.

    Don't dismiss Miles Austin's value

    It appears the writing is on the wall for Miles Austin, but dig deeper and you'll see his value.

    Green ready for the Cowboy way

    Jared Green, son of Redskins Hall of Famer Darrell Green, hopes to make his mark with the Cowboys.

    Turnover battle critical for Cowboys

    Cowboys' new defensive coaches hammering home the importance of creating turnovers.

    Dallas Cowboys draft report card

    ESPNDallas.com grades the Dallas Cowboys' selections for the 2013 NFL draft.

    Jerry Jones must trust his staff

    Jerry Jones will have many voices in his ear come draft day. Who he listens to is key.

    Cowboys 2013 staff predictions

    ESPN Dallas season predictions: Breaking down the Cowboys' 2013 schedule.

    Real pressure is on Jerry Jones

    Heat still on Tony Romo, but Jerry Jones must adhere to 'Romo-friendly' philosophy.

    Cowboys envision smooth transition

    The Cowboys believe they have the personnel to make the transition to the 4-3 defense a smooth one.

    GM Jerry Jones is here to stay

    Jerry Jones accepts blame as evaluator, but wants credit if Cowboys turn it around.

    Key for Monte Kiffin: Takeaways

    Monte Kiffin will be entrusted with finding a way for the Cowboys to create more turnovers.

    Cowboys wait out coach's process

    Cowboys exercise patience in tough season for coaches, but Jason Garrett can't miss playoffs in 2013.

    Cowboys defense can't make key stop

    Were injuries an excuse or a reason for the Cowboys' defensive performance?

    Rebirth of Cowboys-Redskins rivalry?

    Cowboys-Redskins finale could be the beginning of a renewed, meaningful rivalry.

    Jason Witten looks to pass history

    Cowboys TE Jason Witten cherishes chase for history after shaky start.

    Cowboys' focus stays on task at hand

    Cowboys focus on task at hand as means to control playoff destiny.

    Brandon Carr playing full of emotion

    Cowboys CB Brandon Carr making the most of life after recent tragedies.

    Tony Romo perception isn't reality

    Contrary to perception, Tony Romo has been playing well for a while late in the season.

    Jason Garrett balances grief, reality

    Cowboys' Jason Garrett faces challenge of helping team move forward from tragedy.

    Dallas Cowboys come up big

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    Kin spirits: Jerry Jones, Mike Brown

    Cowboys' Jerry Jones, Bengals' Mike Brown keep football within the family.

    Tony Romo focused on victories

    Victory is the most important thing for Tony Romo on record-breaking night.

    Redskins dismantle Cowboys' D

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    Tony Romo under 'friendly' fire

    If Cowboys have shown anything lately, it's that QB will be casualty under 'Romo friendly' fire.

    Tony Romo does enough to win

    Tony Romo walked a fine line against the Browns, but did enough to win.

    DeMarco Murray can't be rushed

    Cowboys need to avoid the temptation to rush DeMarco Murray back into action.

    Jason Garrett budgets out of pocket

    Cowboys' Jason Garrett aims for balance when coaching Tony Romo's improvisational skills.

    Tony Romo pulls off great escape

    Tony Romo may have saved season with improvisation in key play in third quarter.

    Jason Garrett auditions once more

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett once more auditioning to keep job.

    Tony Romo provides air of hope

    Cowboys' only shot at turning offense around rests on Tony Romo's arm.

    History within Jason Witten's grasp

    Cowboys' Jason Witten on verge of becoming franchise's all-time leading pass-catcher.

    How much more can they take?

    Careers of Witten, Ware being wasted as Cowboys flounder in mediocrity

    Tony Romo steadies wobbly ship

    Tony Romo, Cowboys keep getting in own way but manage win in Carolina.

    Cowboys look to Carolina for hope

    Cowboys need Tony Romo to once again jump-start season at Carolina.

    Time not on Jason Garrett's side

    Jason Garrett needs better grasp of time management before it's too late for him.

    Magical finish eludes Tony Romo

    Tony Romo and the Cowboys missed out on a magical finish against the Ravens.

    Tony Romo aims to bounce back

    Tony Romo will have to bounce back yet again for the Cowboys to be successful.

    Cowboys must improve turnover ratio

    The Cowboys must protect the ball better and create turnovers on defense.

    For Marc Colombo, play's the thing

    Former Cowboys RT Marc Colombo tackles new stages in retirement.

    Don't expect Jason Garrett to lash out

    Jason Garrett is who he is -- calm and collected day after embarrassing loss.

    Cowboys' loss to Bears will linger

    With the bye next, followed by a tough stretch, the Cowboys' loss will linger

    Sean Lee has look of a legend

    Sean Lee compares favorably with Cowboys LB legend Lee Roy Jordan.

    Tony Romo dusts off Bucs' assault

    Cowboys QB Tony Romo weathers beating at hands of Bucs' defense.

    Whose team is it anyway?

    Is Jerry Jones undermining Jason Garrett on the Cowboys' KR decision?

    Cowboys rely on short memory

    Cowboys work on taking Seattle loss in stride as focus shifts to Tampa Bay.

    Cowboys' momentum fades in Seattle

    Cowboys spoil momentum from opener with disappointing setback in Seattle.

    Tony Romo can't outrun bobbled snap

    As Cowboys return to Seattle, bobbled snap lingers over Tony Romo's career.

    Cowboys know there's work to do

    Cowboys not basking in glow of win over Giants, knowing they have issues to fix.

    Romo gets redemption against Giants

    Tony Romo gets redemption vs. Giants defense that battered him last season.

    Tony Romo is Cowboys' leading man

    Despite outside critics, the Cowboys embrace Tony Romo as their leader.

    Cowboys' pass rush varies pressure

    Preseason shows Cowboys' pass rush is about more than just DeMarcus Ware.

    Understudies crash dress rehearsal

    Injuries will force Cowboys reserves into the spotlight during the dress rehearsal.

    Tony Romo throwing to new faces

    Injuries allow younger receivers a chance to build rapport with Tony Romo.

    Brandon Carr shows what he can do

    Brandon Carr looks like the ballhawk the Cowboys' defense has been lacking.

    Brandon Carr is quick on his feet

    For Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, success starts with his feet.

    Cowboys' safeties off to good start

    The Cowboys' safeties show the potential to make plays, stabilize the position.

    Welcome to Jason Garrett's domain

    Coach Jason Garrett grows comfortable leaving his stamp on training camp.

    Cowboys secure with Dan Bailey

    With job secure, Cowboys' Dan Bailey focusing on pressure kicks.

    Tony Romo is Cowboys' senior voice

    Entering his 10th season, Tony Romo has become the Cowboys' senior voice.

    Tony Romo excited about Cowboys

    Entering 10th season, Cowboys QB Tony Romo has good feeling about 2012.

    Miles Austin's role never more vital

    Mailbag: Miles Austin's importance as No. 1 WR grows after Dez Bryant's arrest.

    Dwayne Harris makes progress

    Dwayne Harris, a No. 3 WR candidate for the Cowboys, has shown progress.

    Cowboys trust in John Phillips

    The Cowboys expect tight end John Phillips to be a vital part of their offense.

    Extending Tony Romo is beneficial

    Cowboys can reap stability, cap health by extending adaptable QB Tony Romo now.

    Left side is all right for Tyron Smith

    Tyron Smith isn't fazed by his move to left tackle, and the Cowboys aren't either.

    Dwayne Goodrich back with message

    Ex-Cowboy Dwayne Goodrich wants others to learn from his tragic mistake.

    Anthony Spencer defies labels

    While Mike Jenkins skips OTAs, Anthony Spencer makes most of franchise tag.

    These Cowboys coaches can relate

    The Cowboys have eight coaches who can tap into their NFL playing experience.

    Sean Lee eyes leadership role

    Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is ready to tackle a new role as team leader.

    Catching a different kind of lightning

    The Cowboys don't have to replace Laurent Robinson with one player.

    Cowboys rookie living a dream

    Rookie James Hanna goes from six-man football on dirt field to Cowboys tight end.

    Jason Garrett trusts offense, self

    Jason Garrett trusted his offense enough to focus on defense in the draft.

    Cowboys looking for the 'right guy'

    The Cowboys go to great lengths in evaluation process to find the "right guy."

    Tony Romo has grown as a leader

    Cowboys QB Tony Romo committed to making himself, teammates better.

    Cowboys make splash in free agency

    Cowboys follow their plan and take aggressive approach toward free agency.

    Jones: Cowboys have Super Bowl talent

    Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys as is have talent to compete for Super Bowl.

    DeMarcus Ware sticks his neck out

    DeMarcus Ware's recovery against Saints in '09 provides timeless moment.

    Jason Garrett happy with structure

    Jason Garrett may call the plays, but Cowboys' assistant coaches share input.

    Bill Parcells' lasting impact on Cowboys

    Five years later, the Cowboys' best players are still Bill Parcells' guys.

    Garrett will have offseason to prepare

    For once, Jason Garrett will have a normal offseason to prepare his team.

    Perception about to blitz Tony Romo

    Season-ending loss provides fodder -- fair or not -- to Tony Romo's detractors.

    A defining moment for Jason Garrett

    Winner-take-all finale vs. Giants a defining moment for Jason Garrett.

    Will ones that got away haunt Cowboys?

    If the Cowboys miss the playoffs, it will be hard not to play the "what if" game.

    Tony Romo eyes chance to lift burden

    Eager for big moment, Cowboys' Tony Romo quickly turns thoughts to Giants.

    Cowboys must seize the moment

    The Cowboys' core knows it must seize the opportunity for a playoff run.

    Cowboys can look to '09 for inspiration

    The Cowboys can look to the 2009 season for inspiration on playoff drive.

    Cowboys' top 10 storylines from 2011

    Here are the top 10 storylines for the Cowboys in 2011, a year full of change.

    Tony Romo: Not in the script

    Tony Romo is tearing up the old script and having a December to remember.

    Felix Jones gets another shot to excel

    Felix Jones is ready to prove he can carry the load as Cowboys' lead running back.

    Cowboys defense crumbles vs. Giants

    Rob Ryan's defense had no answers for the Eli Manning and the Giants.

    Good isn't good enough for Cowboys' D

    The Cowboys' defense has been good, which wasn't good enough vs. the Cards.

    Competition hurt Tony Romo's record

    Tough opponents have hurt Tony Romo's record in December and January.

    Tony Romo delivers again for Cowboys

    Tony Romo overcame adversity to deliver again when the Cowboys needed it most.

    DeMarco Murray joins booster club

    Like Tony Romo and Miles Austin before him, DeMarco Murray sparks Cowboys.

    Tony Romo's clear vision key to success

    Tony Romo is seeing the field with clarity and reacting quickly on the move.

    Tony Romo getting wins, kudos again

    The Tony Romo roller coaster ride is back at the top following two straight wins.

    DeMarco Murray's success contagious

    DeMarco Murray's success has spawned improved results all over the field.

    Jason Witten among elite tight ends

    Jason Witten has quietly become one of the best tight ends in NFL history.

    Chan Gailey is doing more with less

    Chan Gailey doing more with less with the Bills, much like he did with Dallas.

    Jason Garrett has control of Cowboys

    There's still work to do, but Jason Garrett has gotten the Cowboys' attention.

    Tony Romo reminds us what he can do

    The Cowboys needed, and got, a vintage Tony Romo performance from their QB.

    Larry Allen 'one of the best of all time'

    Larry Allen awed by opportunity to join fellow Cowboy greats in Ring of Honor.

    'There's absolutely no alarm'

    Despite disappointment, Jerry Jones has no concerns after Cowboys' loss.

    Cowboys' pass D rides 3-stage boost

    The Cowboys' pass defense is flying high thanks to a three-stage boost.

    Sean Lee's study habits are paying off

    Linebacker Sean Lee's study habits are paying off as his star rises on the field.

    Dallas Cowboys ready to make a run

    The Cowboys are in position to make a run after lopsided win over St. Louis.

    Garrett remains confident in Tony Romo

    Despite hiccups, Jason Garrett steadfast there's no trust issues with Tony Romo.

    Garrett's message remains the same

    Jason Garrett is steadfast in his message of fundamentals but results don't match.

    Cowboys defense yields to Tom Brady

    Cowboys defense takes no solace in limiting Tom Brady, who still delivers.

    Criticism won't budge Tony Romo

    Cowboys' Tony Romo knows he needs to limit errors, but don't expect big changes.

    Cowboys have productive bye week

    Losses by NFC East rivals help Cowboys gain ground without taking the field.

    Jerry Jones: Al Davis 'a great friend'

    Jerry Jones had true admiration and friendship for the late Al Davis.

    Anthony Spencer playing at a high level

    Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer is taking his game to the next level.

    Jason Garrett makes you wonder

    Several Jason Garrett decisions wound up leaving the door open for the Lions.

    Michael Irvin has advice for Dez Bryant

    Michael Irvin offers young receiver Dez Bryant lessons from a Hall of Famer.

    Bailey calmly makes history with 6 FGs

    In Dan Bailey, it appears the Cowboys have finally found a reliable kicker.

    Ware, Bowen share lifelong bond

    DeMarcus Ware and Stephen Bowen grew closer after sharing grief of losing a child.

    Tony Romo's heritage always close by

    Hispanic Heritage: Tony Romo's family has been with him every step of the way.

    Garrett preaches 'next man up' theory

    Despite injuries, Jason Garrett remains calm, tells players to be ready to step up.

    Cowboys' D avoids collapse this time

    Cowboys' defense responds after injuries hit on offense and leads rally over 49ers.

    Tony Romo has proven he can rebound

    Tony Romo has proven he can have a productive season after an early loss.

    Poise escapes Cowboys when it matters

    Cowboys abandon poise when it matters most in season-opening loss to Jets.

    Jason Garrett 'has a way about him'

    It seems Jason Garrett was born to be head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

    Tyron Smith, 20, isn't showing his age

    Cowboys rookie OT Tyron Smith has a bright future, confidence of Jerry Jones.

    Cowboys still kicking the tires

    Cowboys' kicking situation remains as unresolved as ever after roster cuts.

    Tony Romo has to be Cowboys' leader

    Tony Romo charged with pointing Cowboys, young O-line in right direction.

    Cowboys put it all on the line at center

    Cowboys' offensive line hangs in balance along with Andre Gurode's future.

    Cowboys hoping for repeat success

    The Cowboys' deal with Orlando Scandrick could turn out to be a bargain.

    Cowboys hope to learn from history

    Jason Garrett doing lots of prep work to have Cowboys prepared for crunch time.

    Tight ends share mutual admiration

    Jason Witten, Antonio Gates take different approaches but find similar success.

    Anthony Spencer arrives at crossroads

    Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer enters a critical juncture in his career.

    Clutch moments polish Stephen McGee

    Cowboys third-string QB Stephen McGee tends to apply polish with game on line.

    Tony Romo entering next phase

    Tony Romo is primed to enter the next phase of his career as an NFL QB.

    Jon Kitna: 'It is getting close to that time'

    If this is his last season, Cowboys QB Jon Kitna is ready for life after football.

    Miles Austin embraces role as mentor

    Miles Austin has embraced his role as a mentor to the Cowboys' young receivers.

    Cowboys have bigger holes to fill

    The Cowboys tried to land Nnamdi Asomugha, but they have bigger needs.

    Jason Garrett makes strong statement

    The Cowboys' planned cuts prove Jason Garrett has power, unlike predecessor.

    Open pick-me-up for Michael Whitehead

    Michael Whitehead about to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tiger Woods.

    Emotional triumph for David Toms

    David Toms ended a five-year drought with an emotional win at Colonial.

    Early risers make run at Colonial

    Colonial conditions toughen for David Toms as Charlie Wi takes 1-stroke lead.

    Steven Bowditch turns the page

    Aussie Steven Bowditch turns the page on his golf career after fighting depression.

    Tony Romo's golf game suffering

    Tony Romo's dedication to football during the lockout is hurting his golf game.

    Lockout is hurdle for Cowboys rookies

    The longer the lockout lasts, the further behind Cowboys rookies will fall.

    Character counts for Jason Garrett

    The selection of four team captains show that character counts for Jason Garrett.

    Dez Bryant's returns diminishing

    Cowboys have to wonder if absent WR Dez Bryant knows what's at stake.

    Top linemen may be on board at No. 9

    Now may be the time for the Cowboys to address the O-line early in the draft.

    Five key games for Cowboys in 2011

    The five key games on the Cowboys' schedule will take place away from home.

    Experience can resonate with players

    The Cowboys' Jason Garrett is part of a growing trend of players-turned-coaches.

    Jason Garrett's potential a big draw

    Jason Garrett's potential played a big role in bringing in assistants to his staff.

    XLV hosts vow to do better ... next time

    North Texas SB Host Committee vows to learn from mistakes, do better next time.

    Cowboys Stadium's ace falls in hole

    Seating woes, attendance shortcoming cap dismal week for Cowboys Stadium.

    What's Deion Sanders' claim to Fame?

    Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is a man of many (jersey) colors.

    Tim Brown yearns for Hall house call

    Tim Brown once again awaits the Hall of Fame call, this time closer to home.

    Flozell Adams left a false impression

    Flozell Adams is embraced in Pittsburgh after making false impression on Dallas.

    Staubach has the ball in his hands again

    Roger Staubach has the ball in his hands as Super Bowl XLV approaches.

    Jason Garrett can learn from the past

    Now comes the hard part for new Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

    It's time for Jones to name Garrett coach

    Jerry Jones should hire Jason Garrett as his coach -- and he should do it fast.

    What if the Cowboys won their opener?

    The Dallas Cowboys found a way to lose the opener at Washington. But what if ...

    Start would be test for Stephen McGee

    It won't be easy for Cowboys third-string QB Stephen McGee if he gets to start.

    Jerry Jones leans toward status quo

    Jerry Jones hints that he can win with Jason Garrett and few roster changes.

    Stephen McGee doesn't miss his chance

    Stephen McGee showed he belongs by putting the Cowboys in position to win.

    Montrae Holland overcomes adversity

    Montrae Holland didn't let a leg disorder derail him, and now he is giving back.

    David Buehler hasn't removed all doubts

    Cowboys kicker David Buehler hasn't flopped, but he hasn't erased all doubts.

    Jason Witten keeps piling up catches

    With catch No. 600, Jason Witten shows he's one of the best tight ends ever.

    Big plays cut Cowboys down to size

    Cowboys hold their own against big-play Eagles but put forth incomplete effort.

    Cowboys should take look at youngsters

    With 2010 a loss, the Cowboys shouldn't miss the chance to evaluate the future.

    Containing Michael Vick won't be easy

    Michael Vick is a different player, and that's not good news for the Cowboys.

    Jon Kitna isn't playing like a backup

    Jon Kitna is playing as well as ever, and the Cowboys are following his lead.

    Jason Garrett's message gets through

    The Cowboys are responding to Jason Garrett's message about adversity.