Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/18/13
As a young sports fan, I loved the NFL the most in the 1970s because of the Dallas Cowboys.Before their line got set, it was interesting to watch the '70s Cowboys' offensive line all raise up in a synchronized fashion.Tom Landry was the Cowboys' head coach in the 1970s. Dressed in his tailored suit and fedora, Landry would stand with arms crossed on the sideline.He invented the 4-3 defense and took it to the Dallas Cowboys organization. This 4-3 formation sparked the famous "Doomsday Defense" in Dallas.Clint Murchison - the owner in the '70s - let an innovator, such as Cowboys' GM Tex Schramm, run his Cowboys team the right way. Unlike Jerry Jones, Murchison didn't have near the amount of off the field troubles as in the 1990s. Schramm changed the NFL with microphones for the referees, instant replay, and those famous cheerleaders.Quarterback Roger Staubach helped shape America's Team. Staubach was also known as "Roger The Dodger" and "Captain Comeback." Staubach, the United States ...
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