Matt Thornton is an NFL Writer for covering the Dallas Cowboys, and also is a regular contributor to the Philadelphia Eagles site He is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).  At the age of four, his Grandpa Joe took him to his first Dallas Cowboys game, and Matt has been a sports nut ever since.  When he’s not talking/eating/breathing/obsessing about sports, Matt is an Information Technology executive for one of the largest software companies in the world.  Matt grew up playing football, basketball, soccer, was a competitive swimmer, and is now an amateur boxer who regularly fights training bags and occasionally wins.  He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and follows the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas, Dallas Sidekicks, and Southern Methodist University Basketball and Football.  Matt is kept in line by his beautiful wife and three children.  You can follow MattThornton on Twitter @MattsCowboys or view his articles on the web at