The DFW Sports Mix 12 20 12 By Don Arnick

When the Texas Rangers take the field come spring for spring training, a few well known Rangers won’t be in the lineup. Mike Napoli, now a Red Sox player.
Michael Young, now a Philadelphia Phillie. But the most noticable ex Ranger is taking his 40 plus home runs and over 100 runs batted in out west. There was a chance
the Rangers could have hung on to Josh Hamilton. The market for him was rather soft, not much play for him. Josh went to the winter meetings in Nashville to see if there is any interest in him. There was none. It came down to number of years and money. The Rangers offer him 4 year deal. The is where the dance begins with Josh who finds the free agent market a bit dry.And the weird thing about free agency, someone will pay that amount of money. Say hello to the LA Angels. For the second straight year, the AL West division rivals LA Angels steal player away from Texas. It was C.J. Wilson last year, and it’s Josh this year, getting the five year deal hes been looking for. Angels doling out $125 million to bring Hamilton on board. So what’s the plan for the Rangers to move on without those familiar names not on the team anymore? Rangers GM Jon Daniels says here is the chance for our youth to show what they got. Time for Mike Olt, Martine Perez, and Jurickson Profar to step up and fill the
holes vacated by former Rangers. Yes it might look different on the staff. Names you known over time, becoming household faces on a Rangers team that went to back to back World Series. Now, it is gonna to be an uphil climb to get the Rangers back to where they were.
Fourth quarter madness strikes again for the Cowboys. And they have to work overtime to do it as they Cowboys battled hard and tough and get the win over Pittsburgh 27-24 in a game that meant a whole lot for both teams’s playoff chances. With a lot of Cowboys players out with injuries, who will be the Pokes player to step up and
make a play. Brandon Carr had a big interception against Cincinnati last week. And his pick of a Ben Rotlesberger pass that was returned to the one yard line set up the Cowboys to win it in overtime. The 28 yard game winning kick tied a Cowboys record for Dan Bailey for most game winning fieldgoal kicks. He has been money in the back, and sometimes the only offense the Cowboys had. This win was big because the Pokes are tied for first in the NFC East with Washington and the NY Giants. And you thought the Cowboys were dead in mid season.