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The Most Infamous Nickname You’ve Never Heard

The year was 1961. The Dallas Cowboys were preparing for their second year in the league after going 0-11-1 in 1960. The Cowboys had their training camp at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. The team was looking for some talent. Found it did they (Yoda speak) in a little receiver from Oregon.  Standing at just 5’4″ and weighing only 147 pounds, this player looked “like a loose...

Training Camp, 1960: Meredith and Perkins Fail the “Landry Mile”

Tom Landry’s first requirement of his players in 1960 was to have them run a mile in six minutes or less. The Dallas Cowboys opened their first training camp in Forest Grove, Oregon in July 1960. The team was a mix of cast-off veterans from other teams along with free-agent rookies that other teams did not want. The two prized rookies on the roster were quarterback Don Meredith...

Twitter trolling CowboysNation

Welcome back for another journey through twitter with Cover-32 Dallas. Birthdays, anniversaries, and checking in with the triplets is just a few of the things we have slatted for you this week from twitter so let’s get started. Not just an amazing quarterback but one of the best football broadcasters of all time. A somber happy birthday to the late “Dandy Don” Don Meredith...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 25 Dallas Cowboys of All Time (15-11)

All-Time Dallas Cowboys Player #15: “Dandy” Don Meredith No one will ever forget where it all began – with Dandy Don Meredith. The post Top 25 Dallas Cowboys of All Time (15-11) appeared first on DC Nation.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving 28 Points? History Offers a Lesson in Underdog Spirit

Last week, we went back to 1966 for a look at Don Meredith's amazing start. This week ... we're going back again, for an inspection of the NFL's last 28-point spread.
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning's Start Greatest Ever? Not So Fast!

Don't knock anyone who feels that No. 18 is No. 1 all time in quarter-pole QBing. But back in the fall of 1966, Dandy Don Meredith and the Dallas Cowboys set the bar high with an explosive four-game performance the likes of which we've never seen again.
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The First Time the Bears Visited Dallas

The Dallas Morning News headline for the 1962 game between the Bears and Cowboys. Chicago won, 34-33. The early history of the Dallas Cowboys is partially intertwined with the Chicago Bears. Chicago selected SMU quarterback Don Meredith in the third round of the 1960 NFL Draft and, thanks to an agreement between George Halas and the Dallas franchise, the Bears traded Meredith to...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Rest in peace, Jerry Tubbs

There was sad news today as former linebacker and assistant coach Jerry Tubbs died at the age of 77. He played during a time before many of us were around to watch the Cowboys. He was, though, associated with the team for just as long as Tex Schramm and Tom Landry, and more should be familiar with who he was. He was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Cardinals in 1957...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

A Three-Part Piece on the New Big Three in Boston; An Unofficial Obituary

Cue the Ghost of Don Meredith, and even Willie Nelson too.  Turn out the lights.  The party’s over.  They say that all good things must end.  And after five years, five years that seemed like ten, this party has ended for the Boston Celtics.  The curtain has closed on the New Big Three Era in [...]
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys History in Quotes: Signing Don Meredith and Don Perkins

Today’s quotes focus on the signing of Don Meredith (left) and Don Perkins (center). More Dallas Cowboys history in quotes, with today’s entry focusing on the team’s signing of quarterback Don Meredith of SMU and running back Don Perkins of New Mexico to personal-services contracts before NFL owners had awarded a franchise to Dallas. “Who does Chicago have as quarterback...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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