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The Star?

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by cowboyeric8, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Just wondering does anybody know how the Cowboys logo of "the star" came about? Who decided?

    This just kind of popped into my head when I was thinking of other team logos.

    I'm guessing because we're in the lone Star State.

    Don't get me wrong, the star is the best logo and it represents everything good.

    Anyway I was just wondering


    Scalp the Skins!!!
  2. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    I believe it represents the "Lone" star of Texas. In that Texas was an independant republic before joining the Union.
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Better a star than a cartoon cowboy.

    [IMG]
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I always thought of it as a sheriff's badge, myself, but the Lone star reference makes more sense.
  5. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Bum Bright the original owner, Him and Tex Schram started the whole kit and caboodel. One of them would be the culprit.
  6. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    if I remember right,it was Tex Schramm.
  7. jman

    jman Active Member

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    Uhhhh, no. Bum Bright didn't come along till a lot later.

    Clint Murchison was the original owner...Please see his FBI file below.

    http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/murchison_clint_jr.htm
  8. big_neil

    big_neil Benched

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    I thought it was a Sherrif's badge, as worn by some Cowboys in Dallas long ago.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    You would be correct. It was a combination of being the lone star state, badge, etc. The logo idea for the helmet was entirely Tex Schramm. As we all know it started out as a plain blue star on a white helmet. From there it grew into the star of today, again commissioned by Schramm. The whole story of this is in the book "Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes" by Peter Golenbock

    http://www.twbookmark.com/books/79/0446519502/

    If you want details of a lot of Cowboys history, this is your book. I highly recommend it.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Actually according to Tex it was Tom Landry wife who came up with the ideal of the single star on the helmet.
  11. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Because it was the only thing god had handy at the time to mark his team :cool:
  12. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    Clint Murchison, thats right. My bad. Guess the old age is catching up with me, man I forgot about Murchison.
  13. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    Because the star represents greatness and no matter what happens, even if a star dies out another will rise and shine again.


    Thats how I look at it....
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    That's beautiful, stuff... I love you man! :grouphug: :cry3:
  15. Payton34Smith22

    Payton34Smith22 Active Member

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    I Never thought of it that way.

    GO COWBOYS!

    :yourock: [IMG]:flagwave:
  16. phildominator

    phildominator Member

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    I kind of like the cartoon Cowboy. If I were to design a throwback uniform, I'd consider using it on the pants or sleeves of the jerseys.

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