Hey ya Brickman, it's the guy who wrote you last year when you and your son came down. Hope you guys have as much fun this time, more even. Some time, hit Dallas during the State Fair (late Sept.-Early Oct.). Even if there are no (affordable) tickets to the Texas-OU game, it's fun just to be in town and hang out (if you can find a room, that is ....). The State Fair here is more like a annual world's fair than a state fair.
As far as tv and radio shows with Cowboys. There are no TV shows at a bar or anything that I know of. There are live radio shows with Cowboys though - I see 105.3 "The Fan" has one Monday, and one with some old-timer Cowboys on Wednesdays this fall. You might keep an eye on Websites for 1) 105.3 The Fan. 2) ESPN Dallas 105.3. 3) 1310/104.1 The Ticket. 4) KRLD 1080 AM, and even 4) KKDA (K104) and see if they'll be any Thursday night shows. I don't see much yet, maybe next week once the season fires up. ... These shows may have kind of run their course. There's just so much an NFL player has to say in an hour-long interview every week it's a "tune-out" for me.
As far as where they hang out (do they still hang out at bars like Too Tall Jones etc. used to?) ... you might try some places around Valley Ranch where most players live, but it's kind of dull in the strip centers right around the facility, I think. A few years ago, Cool River was a hot spot in Irving - kind of a pricey steakhouse with a kind of big kinda casual sports-bar-type scene (?). Also, there's a great sports bar in the Gaylord Hotel, don't know if players hang there.
Hope you guys drive 281 to Austin (maybe get some BBQ along the way), hit Barton Springs Pool (will be open till the 31st barring rain), see downtown FW and environs if you haven't (TCU, Will Rogers complex, Joe T. Garcia's etc.). High school football Friday nights can't be beat. I can't think of other stuff, will PM you if I do ...