As vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960-89, Gil Brandt helped Dallas grow into one of the most popular sports franchises in America. Brandt has spent the last eight years as NFL.com's main personnel guru by offering insight and commentary on players and teams.
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Brooks spent 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was an All-Pro nine times during his career, leading the Bucs to a 48-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXVII. In 2000, Brooks received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his dedicated service to the Tampa Bay community.
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Tim Brown played in the NFL for 17 years, 16 with the Oakland Raiders, and holds numerous team and league records. He was selected to 9 Pro Bowls and was a member of the NFL's 1990's "All-Decade Team." He is currently a finalist to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Carucci's opinions pack a punch that have garnered numerous honors over his 26 seasons of covering the NFL. Carucci is the author of several books, including the bestseller Do You Love Football?!, co-written with John Gruden. Currently, he is a writer, blogger and radio host for the Cleveland Browns.
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Howard DavidHoward David served as the play-by-play voice for several pro teams, including the NFL's New York Jets and Miami Dolphins and the NBA's New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. He also was the lead play-by-play voice for CBS Radio’s Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.
Zig is a sports talk radio veteran who brings 20 years of national, local and satellite experience to the table, having covered the Buffalo Bills. Callers should bring up anything about the history of the NFL or something "Dallas Cowboys" related to really get Zig going.
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Former All-Pro NFL quarterback, Rich Gannon, spent 17 years playing for Oakland, Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City. He earned the AP's 2002 league MVP after leading the Raiders to Super Bowl XXXVII. Rich retired following the 2004 season to become a network television game analyst in 2005.
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Hopkins was selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played left tackle for 13 seasons in the NFL for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. He played in Super Bowl XXXIV, was a two-time Pro Bowler and made All-Pro in 2000. He announced his retirement from football on June 14, 2006. Along with Steve McNair, he was the last player left from the Houston Oilers.
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Maurice-Jones Drew totaled more than 8,000 rushing yards in his nine-year NFL career. MJD spent eight of those years with Jacksonville, including the 2011 season, when he led the NFL with 1,606 yards on the ground.
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As a former coach, scout and front office executive for several NFL teams, Kirwan's insider knowledge of the NFL provides him with a laser-guided perspective on what's going on in the world of football. After the NFL, Kirwan became a regular contributor to CNNSI and is an NFL.com senior analyst.
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After serving as an associate producer for Around the NFL on the MSG Network, Dan started the weekly publication, Jets Confidential. The weekly newspaper about the New York Jets features his "Whispers" column mdash& a must read for Jets fans. Dan also covered the Jets for New York One and MSG Sportsdesk.
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Alex Marvez is the Senior NFL writer at FOXSports.com. He has covered the NFL since 1995, including stints as a Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins beat writer. A three-time voter for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marvez is a past president of the Pro Football Writers of America.
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Anthony McFarlandAnthony McFarland is a former NFL defensive tackle who played eight season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Anthony graduated from LSU in 1999 with a degree in business management. He was drafted that same year in the first round (15th overall) by the Bucs, and played for legendary head coaches Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay. A two-time Super Bowl champion (Bucs in 2003, Colts in 2007), he brings experience and strong opinions to our airways.
Lance Medow joined SiriusXM in 2009 and has served a variety of roles including update anchor and play-by-play announcer. He also hosts Nightcap on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio. In addition to his work for SiriusXM, Lance also serves as the Pre/Half/Post Game Host for the New York Giants Radio Network and a play-by-play announcer for Columbia University Athletics/Ivy League Digital Network. He’s also done work for ESPN Radio, MTV, MLB.com and Westwood One.
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A sixth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994, Miller threw for 6,387 yards and 36 TDs during his nine-year pro career. Miller led the Bears to the 2001 playoffs with an 11-2 regular season record as a starter and still ranks among Michigan State's all-time passing leaders.
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Bruce Murray debuted on SiriusXM in 2006 as co-host of the Mike & Murray Show. He’s hosted The Red Zone on SiriusXM NFL Radio and The Bruce Murray Show on Mad Dog Radio. Before SiriusXM, Bruce spent 10 years at Sporting News Radio.
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Papa's broadcasting career took off after radio legend Marty Glickman mentored him at WNEW-FM in New York City. From there, Papa became a commentator and play-by-play man for Sports Channel America, 1010 Wins and ESPN, eventually winning the New York State AP Sportscaster of the Year Award in 1992.
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Bill PolianPolian was the President and Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts from 1997 through 2011. In 24 seasons as a general manager with Indianapolis, Carolina and Buffalo, Polian’s teams made five Super Bowl appearances and he’s a six-time winner of the Executive of the Year award.
An Emmy-nominated sports broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience, Rickard is a host on ESPN Radio and was the host of CN8’s daily sports recap show Out of Bounds. Jeff was also the voice of ESPN's Radio’s GameNight, which won him a 2006 SI.com Radio Personality of the Year award.
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Phil Savage worked in the NFL as a coach, scout and executive for 20 years. As the Director of College Scouting and later as the Director of Player Personnel with the Baltimore Ravens, Savage helped assemble a roster that included 12 Pro Bowlers - and won Super Bowl XXXV. In his four years as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, he drafted or acquired five Pro Bowlers, including OT Joe Thomas and KR Josh Cribbs. He is a graduate of the University of the South - Sewanee and earned his Masters at the University of Alabama. Phil Savage is currently the Executive Director of the Senior Bowl.
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Takeo Spikes, born on December 17, 1976, was the 13th overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. The High-School All-American, two-time Pro Bowler, and two-time All-Pro linebacker played fifteen seasons in the National Football League. The attendee of Auburn University has played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and San Diego Chargers.
At Auburn University, Takeo Spikes led his team to the 1997 SEC Championship game where he was unfortunately defeated 30-29 by Peyton Manning and the Tennessee Volunteers, 30-29. Spikes, who donned #51 throughout his career as a linebacker, amassed 16 forced fumbles, 19 interceptions, and 29 sacks during his fifteen-year NFL tenure.
The legendary linebacker is currently a broadcast football analyst.
Shannon Sharpe is considered one of the greatest Tight Ends to ever play the game. His accomplishments landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a player that literally redefined his position, a wide receiver in a tight ends body providing championship medal for every team he played. As a three time Super Bowl Champion, eight time Pro Bowler, and four time First-Team All-Pro, Sharpe’s contributions to the National Football League are legendary. He personified what an athlete should be and ended his illustrious career etching his place in history as the all-time NFL leader on several prestigious lists. Shannon has enjoyed a 10+ year career as a commentator for CBS Sports, NFL Today Show and NFL Radio.
Casey Stern has been with SiriusXM since 2008, hosting shows on SiriusXM NFL Radio, MLB Network Radio and Mad Dog Sports Radio. Before joining SiriusXM, he spent five years with MLB.com where he hosted numerous shows, including State of the Redsox.com Nation, MLB Midday and the Mets' Next Stop Shea. Stern also appears on television talking sports from time to time and is a former host at MSG Network in New York.
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Once a home-schooled “Pittsburgh kid” thought to be too skinny for the game of football, Jason Taylor became one of the most feared defenders on a National Football League field, and one of the most generous individuals off of it. Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1997, Taylor became the greatest pass rusher in the storied franchise’s 50-year history. Away from the field, Jason has been equally as successful, evidenced by his second-place finish on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, his limited edition collection of timepieces with Invicta Watch Group and his role as an NFL analyst for the likes of ESPN, NBC Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Ross Tucker became a SiriusXM NFL Radio host after retiring from a seven-year NFL career (2001-2007) as an offensive lineman. Tucker writes about the NFL for SI.com and is a frequent contributor on Comcast CN8’s Out of Bounds. Tucker is also a game analyst for the Sports USA Radio Network.
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Amani Toomer spent 13 seasons as a wide receiver for the New York Giants and retired as the team’s all-time leader in receptions (668) and receiving yards (9,497). He played in two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl XLII. His post-playing broadcasting career includes NBC SportsTalk and MSG Varsity.
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Steve TorrePrior to joining SiriusXM, Steve spent 18 years as the morning drive anchor and Sports Director of 1010 WINS Radio in NYC. He was also heard on Westwood One's coverage of the Summer Olympics and was the NFL Draft and sports anchor on the ABC Radio Network.
Ralph Vacchiano has covered the NFL for nearly 20 years, including the last 11 at the New York Daily News. An award-winning sports writer, he’s also the national NFL columnist for AthlonSports.com, a frequent contributor to SNY-TV in New York, and author of Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback.
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