After 42 years of publishing, Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine has come to an end.
The magazine, which began as Dallas Cowboys Weekly, brought fans an inside look at their favorite team. From in-depth player features to columns from Tex Schramm to expanded game coverage, the publication was the go-to source for Cowboys news.
"They sent (the magazine) to the house, back home, sent it to where I grew up," said former Cowboys defensive tackle and Hall of Famer Randy White, who is originally from Delaware. "My parents, that's how they kept up with the Cowboys. With what was going on day-to-day."
White was featured on both the very first cover of Dallas Cowboys Weekly on July 19, 1975, and also this last issue of Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine, dated March 2017. In between, more than 1,300 editions over a span of four decades were produced. During its heyday, the publication enjoyed a circulation that topped 100,000, and even today remained one of the largest team magazines in sports.
In addition to the cover story on White, this farewell edition also features covers from nearly every issue, as well as articles on the founder of Dallas Cowboys Weekly, Russ Russell, and the man who truly helped build its success, former editor Steve Perkins. Throughout its history, the publication also enjoyed the work of some of the Metroplex's finest newspapermen, and many of those former editors, writers and other contributors also shared their memories about being a part of the iconic Cowboys publication.
"This was an overcrowded Mt. Rushmore of sportswriters in Dallas-Fort Worth back in the day," said Mickey Spagnola about those who once wrote for the team's magazine. "The guys who ushered the Dallas Cowboys' rise as America's Team into our consciousness."