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Doc of the Day: Cowboys Went To "Switzerland"


With the sports world hitting the pause button, there is an obvious huge void for fans, starving for sports entertainment.

The Dallas Cowboys media team has produced over 25 documentaries over the last five years and has decided to use this idle time to feature many of them, which include Emmy-winning and nominated productions that touch on a wide range of topics and players from all 60 seasons of Dallas Cowboys Football.

Today, we continue the series with one of our more recent Deep Blue documentaries: "Welcome to Switzerland."

Fresh off their Emmy-winning project a year earlier for "Parcells' Final Ride," the duo of Rob Phillips and Kent Garrison went to work in 2019 for another in-depth film on former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Phillips co-produced and wrote the script, while Garrison edited and produced this film that focuses on the decision to change head coaches after two straight Super Bowl titles in 1994. The Cowboys turned to college coaching legend Barry Switzer, who literally got off his couch in Norman, Oklahoma to lead a team that was already headed towards a dynasty.

While so much had been made of Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson's relationship, a friendship that began as college teammates at Arkansas, it was often forgotten that Switzer was an assistant coach on that team, forming his own connection with both figures long before he landed the job in Dallas.

Considered by some as a no-win situation for Switzer, his time as the head coach for the Cowboys wasn't without some bumps along the way.

But in the end, he did win, and he won big, carving his own unique spot in Cowboys history.

(Note: All of the films can be seen either on, or the Cowboys NOW app, featuring Connected TV applications – Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.)

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