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More than a game

The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and his children Caroline and son John, attend the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners game on July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, marking their last time to see the Rangers play in the stadium. Like many Dallas-Fort Worth sports fans, the Wofford family was excited about games in the new air-conditioned Globe Life Field this season before sports were put on hold due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy Chase Wofford

Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser

May 7, 2020

Sitting in section 209 of the American Airlines Center on a warm spring evening in downtown Dallas, I watched the Mavericks take on the Denver Nuggets. I had little idea how life would change by the game’s end. I sat with my wife and teenage son, Sarah and John Wofford. I had accidentally left my...

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

CHS9 teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period Spanish II class surprises custodian Jose Rodrigues with posters of appreciation. Rodrigues has worked for Coppell ISD for nearly 30 years.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

February 26, 2019

After being given a class wordle and poster in an gratitude activity by students in CHS9 Spanish II teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period class, CHS9 custodian Jose Rodrigues didn’t expect his next gift.   Presented with a brand-new Ezekiel Elliott jersey from his favorite football tea...

A long time comin’: Cowboys select Coppell product Williams in NFL draft

Dallas Cowboy and former Coppell Cowboy Connor Williams poses with a picture with former high school coach and current Athletic Director Joe McBride. Williams is a former UT Austin Longhorn, and was recently selected No. 50 overall as a offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft. (photo courtesy Joe McBride).

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Surrounded by news cameras, Connor Williams fell to his knees with tears of happiness streaming when he got the call from Jerry Jones, after a long laborious journey riddled with injury and doubt, Williams was now a Dallas Cowboy.   The quiet kid from Coppell has come a long way.   The...

Cowboys fanatic Richardson met with emotional surprise from calculus students

AP Calculus teacher coach Kirk Richardson shows off the Dallas Cowboys football tickets and cookie cake that his students all gifted him with Thursday morning in his classroom. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, Richardson was surprised when he walked into his classroom and saw the gift awaiting him.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

In his 40-plus years as the ultimate Dallas Cowboys superfan, Coppell High School calculus teacher Kirk Richardson has been to exactly one game, a 24-22 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in the December of 2013.   So when a large group of his students crammed into his classroom...

Grading the Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft Class

May 1, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer Jerry Jones surprised every one last Thursday when the Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams swapped picks to allow Jones and company to take LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne at pick number six. Along with their next two days of picks, here is a recap of all of Dallas' draftees. First Round (...

High school mascots

March 11, 2011

Coleman Armes Staff Writer Have you ever thought that the Coppell High School Cowboys mascot name was copying the Dallas Cowboys? Maybe the gun signs you hold up before kickoff at every football game, or during the Alma Mater resembles Texas Tech too much? Well it could be worse, like a lot worse;...

McBride honored by Dallas Cowboys

February 23, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor Coppell Cowboys head football coach Joe McBride was recently named Texas High School Football Coach of the year by the Dallas Cowboys. With the title, McBride was the recipient a $2000 grant from Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities for the Coppell High School football...

New year means new start for Dallas Cowboys

January 4, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor Last weekend, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles, but against a team resting seven of its starters, a winning score was not anything to cheer about. The morale boost was good. It's going to be important for the team to have a positive attitude...

Dallas Cowboys turn off the lights in New Jersey

November 15, 2010

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor Cowboys fans were able to cheer for the first time in weeks when they defeated the New York Giants, who lead the NFC East with a 6-3 record. This win comes only six days after head coach Wade Phillips was fired and replaced with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Garrett...

Phillips firing does not necessarily solve Cowboys’ problems

November 8, 2010

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor As you may have heard, Coach Wade Phillips has been fired from the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching position. While many people may feel satisfied with Jerry Jones' decision, it does not necessarily solve the problems for the Cowboys. Yes, the defense did give...

Preseason woes hinted to Cowboys’ 1-5 start, disappointment

October 26, 2010

By Adam Bremner Staff Writer It is official, the putrid preseason was no fluke. And now, the Dallas Cowboys face a season of utter disappointment and the bottom of the barrel of the league. Following a preseason that involved lack of concentration and production by the Cowboys, Wade Phillips ...

EMAC visits Cowboys Stadium

October 7, 2010

Story by Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor Video by Davis DeLoach and Chris Reagan Cowboys Stadium offers many things: great entertainment, great food, great facilities, and, for the students of the Coppell High School EMAC academy, a great opportunity to learn about media and technology. On T...