Have you ever met a Dallas Cowboy?

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  1. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I have been very fortunate to have met several Dallas Cowboys, I'd like for some of us that have been as fortunate to share some stories. Ive had several and I will share them.
     
  2. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    My first encounter with a Dallas Cowboy was in the 70's when I met Roger Staubach at our local Sears store. I was about 8 years old.
     
  3. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    yeah
     
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  4. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick Zone Supporter

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    First Cowboys player I met was Woodrow Dantzler. Well, I knew him before he got on the team. Light chit chat every once in a while now.
     
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  5. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I was introduced to Wade Phillips by his dad, Bum, several years ago, when he was the DC in San Diego, a couple of years later I ran into him at a pub in downtown San Angelo TX, he was there with Mack Brown, Nick Saban, Tommy Tuberville and their staffs. I went up to him to say hello and he took about half an hour of his time to talk football with me.. About two hours later, I was playing pool with my staff and he comes over to say goodbye and wish me luck. Class act. Ive got several more stories, I'll share as we go on.
     
  6. Bill Wooten

    Bill Wooten Well-Known Member

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    Had classes at ECU with Robert Jones and John Jett. Obviously pre-Cowboys.

    Met Romo at team hotel when Bledsoe was the starter. Cool as cloud be. Spent time and signed/talked with everyone.

    Met La'roi Glover a couple of times. Once at hotel in Minny, then in Dallas. So cool for a guy his size. Scared the hell out of us the first time me met him. Came out of nowhere dressed in this red and black sweatsuit. Could have sworn he was the devil! Couldn't have been nicer.

    My son (around 10 at the time) spent a couple hours hanging out with Pete Hunter in the hotel in Minny. Hoping to meet Roy Williams. Pete was super cool. Roy W made every effort to avoid spending time with the 4-5 kids in the lobby.

    Met Staubach briefly. My hero as a kid. Few minutes at a signing. He is the best.

    Funniest encounter was in Minnesota. Big time fan boy was camping out for Drew Henson's autograph. Henson came out with his mom and blew off everyone. The fan boy yelled out "You don't even start". Henson's mom got all pissed off and started yelling before Drew pulled her off.
     
  7. Bill Wooten

    Bill Wooten Well-Known Member

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    Wade is a good guy.
     
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  8. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    He is a class act. Great guy. Mack Brown is right there with him, they know how to treat people.
     
  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Golfed with Emmitt, met Troy at a Denny's and have run into several others through the years. Bates is part of my family by marriage, so met him quite a few times.
     
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  10. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    I literally ran into Randy White one time. I was at a race and he was there along with Joe Klecko on a promotional appearance. I was walking along, not paying attention to where I was going, rounded a corner and ran right into Randy White, nearly knocked me on my behind. He grabbed me to keep me from falling, said something like "You ok there hoss?". I apologized for not watching where I was going. He slapped me on the back and apologized for running into me. Klecko was with him and said something too, don't remember what. Asked if I was ok or something. I was a little dazed, it was like walking into a brick wall.
     
  11. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Almost tackled emmitt smith in Bahamas.

    Gave Michael Irvin a hey man pat on the back and he stumbled and almost fell. I nearly pooped!
     
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  12. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    I remember going to something like a meet and greet at Texas Stadium, had to be around 91 or so, up close and personal Irvin is a big dude.
     
  13. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Randy is a great guy, he ran several football camps for me. He teaches defensive linemen how to incorporate martial arts into their line play.
     
  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I've met Emmitt at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was super nice and signed autographs for everybody.

    I played golf with Moose Johnston a few years ago. He was the one that told me that Garrett was the 'answer' for the Cowboys as a coach and described to me in detail the issues with Wade as a HC and how that was hurting the offense. It made me realize how important the HC is for both sides of the ball and while you may have a HC that is 'offensive minded' or 'defensive minded', coaches with good track records are still responsible for development of all players.




    YR
     
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  15. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Met Daryle Johnston in the Ft.Worth Stockyards.
    Met coach Joe Avezzano( however you spell it) at a charity event in Lewisville.
     
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  16. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Ive met Larry Allen, Dixon Edwards, Everson Walls, and Jay Rattlif.
    Larry Allen was the nicest guy you could ever meet, his poor fingers are TORE UP.. Jay Rattlif is a polar opposite to him, as one would expect.
     
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Michael "the long stride" Irvin

    :)
     
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  18. MyBad

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    Danny White, at a golf event in Calif. Quarterback shoot out I think it was. Got his and many great QB's to sign the event tshirt.
     
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  19. Doomsday

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    I met Tony Dorsett when I was 13 and he was playing here in Denver.

    He came to the hospital I was at with a broken leg (fibula - full body cast for two months) to meet younger kids and my mom told him I was a huge fan but preferred to remember him as a Cowboy and asked if he would stop in my room really quickly. He came in, said hi, told me that he preferred the Cowboys too, than signed a nerf football for me and left.
     
  20. sunbum

    sunbum Well-Known Member

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    I kinda met Ditka. Was in Vegas playing craps and he stopped by the table and began betting on my rolls. He won several times and I imagine several thousand dollars. He then proceeded to take his stack of chips, arm candy and hit the road. No customary thank you, nice rolling, throw the good luck roller a chip, good byes, nothen.......
     
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