Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was admittedly more reflective this off-season with the departure from the game of longtime quarterback and best friend Tony Romo. But not once did the Cowboys all-time leading receiver and likely future Pro Football Hall of Famer give any real consideration to walking away himself. The 35-year-old briefly thought about his future after the Cowboys’ season-ending loss in the NFC Divisional playoffs to Green Bay Packers, but only because he was asked.
Competition is the buzz word for the Dallas Cowboys on and off the field under coach Jason Garrett. He is constantly putting them in competitive situations and working to foster a competitive environment. To that end, Garrett had the participate in arcade style games during the final week of off-season practices. They played Pop-a-Shot basketball on Tuesday and competed in Skeet Ball on Wednesday. "We compete for everything," Garrett said.
Dallas Cowboys offensive guard/tackle Byron Bell earned $150,000 on Monday when he weighed in at less than 320 pounds. That kind of money is incentive enough to motivate Bell to drop from the 360 pounds he weighed when signing with the Cowboys in March to the 319 he weighs now. But it was deeper than that for Bell, a Greenville native whose dad passed away of a heart attack at the age of 29, in part, because of excess weight. “I needed to lose weight myself,” Bell said.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".