IRVING, Texas - Dallas Cowboys programming continues to infiltrate the broadcast medium for this 2006 season, from television to the radio network to the Internet.
The Dallas Cowboys are everywhere, and rarely does a day go by without multiple broadcasts being aired - live and recorded - to suit your every listening need, from the old standbys like Cowboys Huddle and Special Edition with Jerry Jones to several new programs such as Cowboys Live on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network and Cowboys Daily to be aired on Channel 21 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
And the best part of all this, especially for estranged fans from the Dallas-Fort Worth viewing area or from the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network listening area, many of these shows can be seen and heard, some live, some on-demand, on DallasCowboys.com.
The Cowboys have begun an association with KTXA (Channel 21 in the DFW area), sister station of KTVT-TV, which carries the team's preseason game and pregame-show broadcasts. This year KTXA will air Cowboys Daily, a five-minute Cowboys update Monday through Friday between 7-9 p.m. during the newscast that will begin Sept. 18.
Also, new to KTXA is Cowboys Saturday, a 30-minute weekly wrap-up show which debuted this past Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m.
These two new features will be aided to previous shows in the area on KTVT, Special Edition with Jerry Jones at 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the season, along with Cowboys Huddle, which airs 10 a.m. Sundays.
And the Cowboys have not left out the Spanish-speaking listening audience, producing Vaqueros de Dallas Edicion 2006, which is aired quarterly on Telemundo, with shows scheduled for Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 23.
Another can't-miss-TV production is Making of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Calendar, which can be seen at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) this Thursday on the NFL Network.
Now that the Cowboys have hooked up with Sports Radio Station 1310-AM The Ticket and 93.3 The Bone, the flagship stations, there are exciting new programs being aired locally as well as on the team's 90-station, five-state area radio network.
As mentioned, new is the Cowboys Hour at 7 p.m. Tuesday, which can be heard on The Ticket, as well as stations on the radio network. Cowboys radio play-by-play voice Brad Sham, along with defensive end Marcus Spears, are the weekly hosts, and bring in a different Cowboys player as their weekly guest. The one-hour show originates live at area Hooters restaurants, and Tuesday night's show will be at the Hooters in Frisco, Texas.
Also airing on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network are The Jerry Jones Update, Instant Access with Bill Parcells, The Ranch Report with Mickey Spagnola and Talkin' Cowboys (simulcast live on DallasCowboys.com), which airs Monday through Friday from 10-11 a.m. (CDT). Talkin' Cowboys, with hosts Spagnola, Bill Jones and Laura Beke, is a one-hour talk show, allowing fans to interact with phone calls and e-mails off DallasCowboys.com. (Go to DallasCowboys.com and click on the broadcast section to check the radio affiliate near you.)
The team's Internet site is a hub of broadcast activity, many of the features live and all available for access on-demand. The newest feature, and rapidly gaining in popularity in the DallasCowboys.com multimedia section, is simulcasting one hour of the pre-game show live, along with one hour of the post-game show.
The audio and video of all Parcells' press conferences are available on-demand, as well as any other breaking news press conferences from the team's headquarters at Valley Ranch on DallasCowboys.com. And as an extra bonus, there is The Road Trip, basically a radio show involving a Cowboys player, along with hosts Nick Eatman, Derek Eagleton and Spagnola, the night before every road game at the Maximum Sports evening dinner the night before the game.
As a special bonus, Maximum Sports will stage a Road Trip broadcast from 6-7 p.m. Saturday night at Cool River, in Irving, Texas, prior to Sunday's home opener against the Washington Redskins. Check CowboysSportsTours.com for details and admission to attend if in the area for Sunday night's game.
For the daily schedule of Internet broadcasts, log on to DallasCowboys.com.
Here is a complete listing of Dallas Cowboys TV, radio and Internet broadcasts:
- Cowboys Huddle (Parcells Show): KTVT (Channel 11) 10 a.m. Sunday
- Special Edition with Jerry Jones: KTVT (Channel 11) 10:30 p.m. Saturday
- Cowboys Saturday: KTXA (Channel 21) 6 p.m. Saturday
- *Cowboys Daily: KTXA (Channel 21) 5-minute report Monday through Friday during the 7-9 p.m. newscast.
- Telemundo, scheduled to air Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 23
- Making of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Calendar: NFL Network, Sept. 14
Begins Sept. 18*
Audio On Demand * Jerry Jones with Dunham and Miller: Tuesday * Jerry Jones with Norm Hitzges: Friday * Mickey Spagnola Ranch Report: All week long * Cowboys Player and Parcells Conference Calls with Opponent Media * Opponent Player and Head Coach Conference Calls with D/FW Media *