Texas Updates

Dallas Cowboys Announce Series of Community Outreach Programs Leading Up to Draft at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Ahead of this year’s NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium, The Dallas Cowboys and Arlington ISD are launching community-wide programs leading up to Draft Week in April. Cowboys team legends DeMarcus Ware and Drew Pearson will serve as Community Ambassadors for the programs aimed at youth at the elementary, middle and high…

‘ManKINDness’ redefines masculinity

We start ‘em young, carpooling all over North Texas to play hours and hours of sports. Coach Joe Ehrmann, an NFL advisor and former player, says we aren’t winning. “The longer students play, the higher levels they achieve, the more morally and ethically callous they become. There is something leukemic in the system with moral…

Arlington ISD to send cheer squads to school going through tragedy

“This effort may never have happened if we had not implemented the InSideOut Initiative Character Lessons. Because of the Initiative, our kids now see a world bigger than themselves.” Kevin Ozee, Director of Athletics, Arlington ISD “This is a wonderful display of the human spirit uniting around our common humanity. We are thrilled to play a small part, but know it is your transformative leadership and modeling of moral character that is overcoming a host of issues that try to separate our Oneness.  Kudos to the NFL Foundation and the Dallas Cowboys for investing in the belief we all can bring out the best in each other and our students.” Joe & Jody

Jones Foundation Gives Grant To Arlington ISD For Character Initiative

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett always stresses that his team is looking for “the right kind of guys,” suggesting the importance of leadership, work ethic and of course, character. The Cowboys as an organization is doing its best to build character in players long before they reach the NFL status. Thanks to the InSideOut Initiative…

Arlington coaches want to build character

The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation awarded $30,000 to the Arlington school district to change some of the dynamics in school sports. Arlington is participating in the InSideOut Initiative, a nationwide program to “reclaim sports as an education experience.” The Dallas Cowboys, the University Interscholastic League and the Texas High School Coaches Association…

Arlington ISD takes lead in InSideOut Initiative with Cowboys, NFL

If not the politically sensitive term village, those not soiled by subjectivity would agree that educating young people is indeed a collective effort, especially nowadays as it concerns character and leadership. To that end, city and school leaders and the district’s sports coaches gathered Wednesday at Lamar High School to orient themselves in the lessons…

Mansfield coaches head to a school of their own

It’s still summer, but coaches around the state of Texas, including many from Mansfield, went to school this past week – coaching school. It was the annual gathering known as the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention & Coaching School. This 84th edition was held in San Antonio and drew attendance in excess of 11,800….

High school coaches group, Cowboys promote leadership initiative

The Texas High School Coaches Association and the University Interscholastic League, the two largest such organizations in the world, have teamed with the planet’s most valuable pro team to teach athletes a way to be better citizens. Author and former NFL player Joe Ehrmann’s workshop, InSideOut Initiative: Coaching Character, drew a crowd of almost 800…

Cowboys Join With THSCA, UIL To Hold HS Character Education Forum

The Cowboys’ commitment to high school athletics has long been a topic of discussion, and that was made particularly evident Tuesday at AT&T Stadium. There, in the West Plaza of one of the world’s nicest stadiums, the Cowboys came together to hold the NFL Foundation’s Texas High School Character Education Forum with help from the…