Never before pictures and stories of the Dallas Cowboys. Bill Bates was the NFL's hardest hitter during his 15 years with the Cowboys. John Madden said "Every game starts with a kick. With Bill Bates on the field, every game begins with a BANG!" Tom Landry said "Bill Bates and Cliff Harris are the greatest hitters I ever saw."Read the personal stories of Bill Bates and the Cowboys during Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX and 15 years in the National Football League.Bill Bates was a non-drafted free agent that dreamed of wearing the STAR all his life. After playing for 15 years, over 200 games and three Super Bowl wins, he tells his stories of the coaches, players that made the Cowboys; America's Team.
Read about Bill's relationships with Tom Landry, John Madden, Jerry Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Moose Johnson, Jay Novacek, Ken Norton, Gene Stallworth, Johnny Majors and Joe Avezzano just to name a few.
You'll meet the Bates Boys and his beautiful daughter. Bill is raising a family of Super Star sons who share his love for the game and his passion for the "HIT" He shares his secrets of playing the game "all out!" Its how he lives his life.
You'll see the Cowboys and a Championship Family through the lens of Denise Bates.
An inspirational story of a regular guy who lived his dream and was a big HIT. Bill's life is inspired by his beliefs and faith. He needed them everyday in his journey through the NFL history books."You give yourself up. You do the things that you weren't made to do. Those are the kind of things our fans think of when they think of Bill Bates. He's a big part of the tradition of the Dallas Cowboys."-Jerry Jones