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Doc of the Day: Leon's Decision To "Lett it Ride"


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 "Lett it Ride," the story of Leon Lett.  

As part of the 2017 Deep Blue lineup, this documentary on Lett was written and produced by Nick Eatman, directed and edited by Blake Silverthorn with production assistance from Matt Kent.  

Despite his 10 years in the NFL and being a Pro Bowl defensive lineman, Leon Lett will always be known for two moments in his career. For a long time, he had difficulty dealing with that reality. Until one day, he decided to get in his car and drive. Not knowing where he was going exactly, Leon aimlessly drove his car on the highway, telling himself he would never let the embarrassment of his two major gaffes affect him again.

This is a redemption story of Leon Lett – not the man who fumbled on the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl or went after the football in the snow on Thanksgiving, but the man who overcame them in one of the best success stories in sports history.

"Lett it Ride" was one of three documentaries in Deep Blue season 3, which earned an prestigious Webby Award nominee in the Film & Video category.

(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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