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News: DC.com: Tex Schramm's influence throughout the NFL is still felt today

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  1. WoodysGirl

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    Jeff Sullivan
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    When Jerry Jones moved into his current office at the team's headquarters in Valley Ranch, not much was left behind by Tex Schramm, who first resided in the centrally-located digs. As Jones was starting to unpack, he noticed a particular framed document was no longer in residence, one that was somewhat instrumental to the franchise.

    Schramm, the team's president since that inaugural 1960 season, had taken the Dallas Cowboys' Certificate of Membership, which was rewarded to them by Pete Rozelle when the club was officially accepted to the National Football League. In terms of professional sports, this was basically the team's social security card.

    When telling the story recently, Jones was smiling, even laughing at times. The situation was rectified easy enough, with Jones simply calling Schramm, who said he didn't even realize he had taken it and soon enough, the birth certificate of America's Team was returned.

    Read the rest: http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=49AEDF42-EFBD-6998-4218583E90E0DBF0
     
  2. CCBoy

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    A Strong Voice
    Tex Schramm's influence throughout the NFL is still felt today.
    Jeff Sullivan
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=49AEDF42-EFBD-6998-4218583E90E0DBF0



    This story originally appeared in Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine.

    When Jerry Jones moved into his current office at the team's headquarters in Valley Ranch, not much was left behind by Tex Schramm, who first resided in the centrally-located digs. As Jones was starting to unpack, he noticed a particular framed document was no longer in residence, one that was somewhat instrumental to the franchise.

    Schramm, the team's president since that inaugural 1960 season, had taken the Dallas Cowboys' Certificate of Membership, which was rewarded to them by Pete Rozelle when the club was officially accepted to the National Football League. In terms of professional sports, this was basically the team's social security card.

    When telling the story recently, Jones was smiling, even laughing at times. The situation was rectified easy enough, with Jones simply calling Schramm, who said he didn't even realize he had taken it and soon enough, the birth certificate of America's Team was returned.

    In retrospect, perhaps, Schramm took the deed subconsciously for, in so many ways, the Cowboys were his life for three decades, almost like his child. Leaving it all behind probably just didn't seem completely real...
     

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