Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrates a third quarter touchdown in the third quarter with Dez Bryant (88) against Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to The Landry Hat, the Dallas Cowboys news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. The Landry Hat is dedicated to providing top-notch Cowboys news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Steven Mullenax, editor

Steven Mullenax has been the editor and head writer at The Landry Hat since August of 2011. He is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His various work experiences include professional writing for a Fortune 500 Company, comedic writing/producing for a nationally syndicated radio program out of Dallas and news writing/producing for a live television show for NBC. Mullenax is also an award winning filmmaker who currently writes, produces and directs independent films. More importantly, Steven is a native Texan and a life-long die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.

Tyrone Starr, Staff Writer

Dallas Cowboys fan from the womb to the tomb. Huge Lakers & Dodgers fan as well. Avid golfer and video gamer. Proud father of two awesome kids. You can reach me via email at [email protected]

John Bankston, Staff Writer

John earned his journalism degree from Western Washington University in 2000. Daily newspaper experience includes writing preps, business, metro, arts & entertainment for publications in Washington state and Georgia. Currently freelances and lives in Phoenix, Ariz. with wife Melissa and two daughters - a lonely Cowboy fan in a sea of Cardinal red. Get Cowboy tweets @jbankstonTLH

Derek Sanders, Staff Writer

Mr. Sanders is a recent graduate of Purdue University, and received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science while also minoring in Communication. Prior to joining The Landry Hat, Mr. Sanders wrote for a Dallas Cowboys blog for six years.

Patrik Walker, Staff Writer

I'm not a Dallas Cowboys fan. I'm a Dallas Cowboys FANATIC. I bleed so that The Star may prosper. I breed so that it shall never perish. I write so that it may never be silenced. I'm a realist, an analyst, and a Cowboys' optimist grounded in facts and a relentless love for our team. I randomly awaken throughout my slumber yelling aloud: "How 'bout those Cowboys???!!" Welcome....to the show.

Ehsan Azad, Staff Writer

A Dallas native, Ehsan is an up and coming sports writer in College and Pro Sports. Fan of all Dallas teams and is a die hard Red Raider fan. He is a sports writer at the North Texas Daily and occasionally covers High School football games for the Denton-Record Chronicle.

Steven Phillips, Staff Writer

A self-proclaimed Dallas Cowboys junkie, Steve lives for game days, and despises when the 'Boys lose. With almost 25 years of fanhood under his belt, and a lifetime ahead of him, Steve looks forward to the day when Dallas brings a sixth Lombardi trophy home. Until then, he'll patiently bide time and contribute to this top-notch fan publication.

Kim Dunning, Staff Writer

Kim was raised in Frederick, Maryland in an avid football family. Kim considers it her "birth right" to be a Dallas Cowboy Fan as she was born on Super Bowl Sunday, unfortunately a losing one for Dallas. Full time mother she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and other Cowboys fans. She also enjoys good debating with football savvy minds.

Kerrie Wong, Staff Writer

Kerrie Wong is from Markham, Ontario. He is currently a student from the University of Waterloo. Kerrie is a passionate Cowboys fan and enjoys discussing football with other fans.

Tammy Garrett, Staff Writer

I am a freelance writer and Dallas Cowboys fan from Jerry Jones' home state of Arkansas. I have a B.A. in English and journalism and have worked for publications in Florida, Minnesota and Arkansas. Go Cowboys!

Michael Vu, Staff Writer

Michael graduated from St. John's University in NYC with a B.S. in communication arts. His articles appeared in AskMen.com, Bleacher Report, and Fox News. His favorite Cowboy is Michael Irvin. He loves peanut butter, but it gives him acne.

Christian Blood, Staff Writer

Christian Blood has been involved with the media for most of his life, at least in one way, shape or form. He spent 15 years as an air talent in the broadcasting industry in multiple states and formats from 1988 through 2004. Christian is currently involved with ATM Las Vegas, focal point of the Animal Planet reality show TANKED. This pretty much serves as his "day job" as he oversees the expansion of the retail aquarium product line in parts of the United States as well as all of Europe. Surpassing his involvement in the previous fields, following the Dallas Cowboys is almost a life-long affair which leads Christian to The Landry Hat as of late 2013. Follow Christian Blood on Twitter @CowboysGuru

Robert H. Carroll, Staff Writer

I was born a Dallas Cowboys fan in Washington DC., currently a resident of Jacksonville, FL. I usually travel to see the Cowboys play 2 - 4 times per season with the goal of seeing them play in every NFL stadium. I'm extremely optimistic regarding the Cowboys. I'm a huge Fantasy Football fanatic too. I seek answers by analyzing stats and sharing my discoveries with a little humor. 90% of my articles include a chart! Catch me tailgating at a city near you and let's talk Cowboys! #JobuApproved

Brad Austin, Staff Writer

Brad Austin formerly was a Chief Financial Officer in both the Oil & Gas and Healthcare Industries. Currently self-employed as a small business consultant, Brad focuses on providing business growth and efficiency solutions. Brad chose Southwest Texas State University to receive his college education and pursue football aspirations as a defensive lineman. He graduated SWT with a B.A. in Business Management. Of greatest importance, Brad Austin is a lifetime member of the Dallas Cowboys School of Hard Knocks (Lifelong Dallas Cowboys Fan).

Lauren Draper-Wood, Staff Writer

A fan from across the pond, Lauren discovered the Dallas Cowboys after meeting family who live in Dallas and being bowled over by their Super Bowl stories and tailgate fun. An intrigue about the sport soon turned into a passion, and Lauren is a co-founder and director of the UK Cowboys Fans. An all round sports nut, Lauren also follows Liverpool FC in soccer, Cleveland Cavaliers, Vancouver Canucks and the Texas Longhorns.

Luke Roling, Staff Writer

Born and raised in Dubuque, IA and currently living in Chicago, IL. DePaul University 2015. Avid fan of the Cowboys, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, and DePaul basketball.

Jason Gott, Staff Writer

I live in New England and hope my northeastern cynicism doesn't come across so strong in my posts. I have been an avid Cowboys fan all my life.

Don Meredith, Staff Writer

Don and Meredith are longtime friends and lifelong Dallas Cowboys fans whose bond was solidified when swapping stories about growing up in the hostile territory of New Jersey and facing the same while living in New York City the past ten years. Don spent one too many days on the school yard playground fiercely debating evil Giants (and even Jets) fans, which sometime resulted in a scuffle. Meredith’s Cowboys’ bloodlines run deep: her mom went to high school with Cowboys legend Drew Pearson, and she’s been hooked since her parents brought her home from the hospital in a #88 onesie. Above all else, they love debating everything Dallas Cowboys with each other. Simultaneously irreverent and earnest, their posts here at the Landry Hat are a running conversation about America’s Team.

Luke Swiney, Staff Writer

I have been a dedicated Dallas Cowboy fan since I have been old enough to understand the game. I currently am an English and reading teacher at the middle school level.

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