Dallas Cowboys: Quips and Quotes

Overview

Alan Burton, a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, chronicles the team's forty-five year history in a collection of more than five hundred quips and quotes from players, coaches, owners, broadcasters, and writers
Organized chronologically, the quotations provide a colorful record of the ups and downs of one of the best-known franchises in professional sports?and "must" reading for the die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan
A few examples: Tom Landry on his...

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Overview

Alan Burton, a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, chronicles the team's forty-five year history in a collection of more than five hundred quips and quotes from players, coaches, owners, broadcasters, and writers
Organized chronologically, the quotations provide a colorful record of the ups and downs of one of the best-known franchises in professional sports—and "must" reading for the die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan
A few examples: Tom Landry on his Flex defense: "It is designed to stop every play on the line of scrimmage. This is the theory, you have to remember, not necessarily the result."

Lineman Jim Boeke on quarterback Don Meredith: "If Meredith had led us over a cliff, I would have been the first one to follow. He was that great a leader

Linebacker D. D. Lewis on Texas Stadium: "Texas Stadium has a hole in its roof so God can watch his favorite team play

Caustic commentator Howard Cosell: "The Cowboys are the most overrated, overhyped team in professional football."

Sportswriter Bob St. John on Roger Staubach's clean-cut image: "His idea of breaking training is putting whipped cream on his pie."

A convicted murderer shortly before his execution: "I am thankful to the Dallas Cowboys for giving me a lot of enjoyment the past years."

Lineman Nate Newton: "Remember this—there's the Cowboys, and then there's the rest."

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Editorial Reviews

The Port Arthur News
"Once you start reading the 126-page paperback, which sells for $14.95, it really is difficult to put down. Or to stop laughing."
Paul Catalina
"I love the book, I found out things I never knew about the Cowboys. I thought I knew all there was to know, boy was I wrong. This is a must read for all Cowboy fans. No matter what era, Alan Burton has captured the spirit of those teams. From the Golden Years of the 70s to the Super Bowl Teams of the 90s, it's all there."
Hall of Fame Sports Talk
Mexia Daily News
. . . everyone will enjoy Dallas Cowboys Quips & Quotes . . . a charming little book.
From The Critics
". . . filled with quotes Cowboys fans love, some they hate, and many more they may not have heard before. . . . The more familiar quotes, they're all there too, make this book so much fun. . . . a great resource for those who love the Cowboys. . . . worth the price ($14.95) of purchase."
--(Sherman Herald Democrat)
East Texas Historical Journal
Diehard Cowboy fans--and who isn't?--will enjoy this collection even when it is not football season.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933337098
  • Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN BURTON is the author of four other books, including 'Til the Fat Lady Sings: Classic Texas Sports Quotes and Rave On: Classic Texas Music Quotes. He lives in Denison, Texas.

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At the annual league meetings in Miami Beach, Florida in 1960, Clint Murchison Jr. and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in the National Football League. Thus were born the Dallas Cowboys, who were destined to forever change the course of professional football.

Tom Landry, an assistant coach with the New York Giants, and Tex Schramm were anointed as head football coach and general manager, respectively.

From humble beginnings, the Cowboys slowly, but surely, built themselves into a league power by the time the NFL and AFL (American Football League) merged at the end of the decade.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction                                                                                      7
First Quarter: A Star is Born                                                           19
Second Quarter: America's Team                                                  37
Third Quarter: Socks and Jocks                                                     59
Fourth Quarter: Jimmy, Jerry, Barry and Chan                              72
Overtime: Tuna Takes Charge                                                      112
Acknowledgements                                                                       127
Bibliography                                                                                   129
Index                                                                                              135
About the Author                                                                            143
 

Photographs used in the introduction are from the author's personal collection.

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