Originally Posted by cajuncowboy
The main point of that shift was to hide the backfield from the LBs. When the line stood up that is when the backs shifted. It blocked their view for only a second but long enough to create some confusion. But that said, it was cool as heck to watch. But then again, most things Landry did was cool and wawy inovative. I wonder if the rest of the NFL realizes how many things we have now becasue of the Cowboys? 20 yd line stipes, wide white sidleines. #'s on the sleeves or shoulders of the jerseys for TV, Wide end lines, I mean it goes on and on.
Alot of that was Tex Schramm....
I will never forget, as a kid, in 1965, walking past the TV...the Cowboys were playing in the "Playoff Bowl" against the Colts...it was a runner up game, the two teams that lost the division finals...and I heard the announcer talking about Bob Hayes...the world's fastest human being...and then I saw the stars on the helmets...true love.