The Cowboys drafted Roy Williams to be a game-changing player. He proved to be just that, but changed the game in different ways. His lights-out style of punishing hits and aggressive tackles led to rule changes that have affected today's game. Roy Williams was everything the Cowboys and the NFL wanted in a safety … only a decade too late.
Before he was "Moose," Daryl Johnston was a blue-collar kid from New York, just trying to a scholarship offer from any school. But after years of hard work, overcoming adversity that included a near-death experience, Johnston not only made it to big-time college football, but eventually became one of the team leaders to a NFL dynasty with America's Team.
From humble beginnings to a jacket of gold, Jerry Jones embarked on a journey that would re-define his life, his league and his legacy. Share the heartache, relive the glory and feel the passion of the man behind the star.
Twenty-five years ago, college coaching legend Barry Switzer took a phone call from his couch in Norman, Oklahoma that would change his life – and the Dallas Cowboys – forever. "Welcome to Switzer Land" is a never-before-seen look at the third head coach in franchise history and the unprecedented spotlight on an NFL dynasty in transition.
After three straight 5-11 seasons – the worst stretch of Dallas Cowboys football since the 1960s – Jerry Jones made a bold move to reel in a big fish. Bill Parcells, two-time Super Bowl championship coach with the New York Giants, left the TV studio in 2003 for his latest reclamation project: America's Team. The result was a Cinderella playoff season, a major culture change and an unlikely partnership between two powerful personalities.
One of the most polarizing players during the Cowboys' 90s reign, Leon Lett was on the receiving end of some of the biggest blunders in NFL history. Lett It Ride is a story of commitment, passion, and redemption.
Even today, the Dallas defense of the late 1970s remains unmatched in Cowboys history. With stars like Randy White, Harvey Martin, Cliff Harris and "Hollywood" Henderson, the unit not only dominated the NFL to win the title in 1977, but also led the team to three Super Bowls in four years. In an era of fast times and high fun, the Cowboys ruled the city, enjoying their success both on the field and off. No one was bigger. No one was better. This was Doomsday II, the dawn of America's Team.
The Dallas Cowboys were the team of the 90s, but in 1998 a single decision triggered a series of events that would lead to a decade of disappointment for America's Team. As each domino fell, the Cowboys' efforts to control their destiny proved powerless against the inescapable forces of fate.
Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, Ring of Honor member, Drew Pearson and Pro Bowl Wide receiver Dez Bryant sit down for a once in a lifetime conversation about the pressures and expectations of playing for America's Team and dawning the number 88 on their jersey.
On a team known for some of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history, none of them had the accomplishments and certainly the strength and athleticism as Larry Allen. "From Compton to Canton" details the peaks and valleys of Larry Allen's journey from Compton to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
When your moment arrives, will you be ready? That's the question that everyone faces at some in their life. In the middle of the 2010 season, Jason Garrett's moment arrived. Tasked with trying to save what was already a disappointing season, the interim head coach tried to hold things together while also using his own style. And if that wasn't enough, he knew there was a tough challenge waiting for him and his new team at the Meadowlands. Had had to figure out a way to get the Cowboys ready for the next game – a game played … Sunday at 4:15.
In 1960, the National Football League's newest franchise, the Cowboys, the first located in America's south, brought together a collection of men, both black and white, who wore the star. Who stood, perhaps unknowingly, at the forefront of change. Their single purpose? To win. But that drive, that focused commitment, also helped to bring about a cultural shift. One that affected not only the city of Dallas, but the entire country as well.
Star Crossed - The Story of Carter & Romo - Part 1
Football is a strange and powerful game. Every year fates are forever changed through the twists and turns of life in the National Football League. Some men will be legends... and some, forgotten. On August 4th, 2004, the Dallas Cowboys made a monumental decision that would change the face of the franchise, and the lives of two men. The rest, as they say, is history.
The ascendency of Jason Garrett to the position of head coach of the Dallas Cowboys can be seen as the fulfillment of the dreams and life pursuits of his father Jim Garrett whose passionate approach to football and life resonates in his son's inspirational coaching style which has greatly impacted the lives of his players and fortune of America's Team.
Jason Witten is arguably one of the greatest Cowboys players ever. He's made 11 Pro Bowls, has more catches and yards than any other player and has appeared in more games than anyone in franchise history.
While his accomplishments on the field are breathtaking, the most amazing thing about Jason involves a story seldom told. A story of abuse... a story of perseverance... and above all, a story of redemption.
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