Meet Some Famous Cowboys at Book Signings

Three former great members of the Dallas Cowboys are going to appear at locations around the Dallas area to sign copies of Jeff Sullivan’s America’s Team: The Official History of the Dallas Cowboys. Here is a list of those appearance:

Charles Haley

11/17 from 4-6 p.m
Walmart Store
1521 North Cockrell Hill Rd.
Dallas, TX

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Five-time Pro Bowl selection Charles Haley is the only NFL player ever to win five Superbowls. Amassing 100.5 sacks in 12 NFL seasons, Haley played for the Dallas Cowboys as Defensive End from 1992 to 1996 helping the Cowboys secure three Super Bowl championships, including the back to back 1992 and 1993 NFL season championships and earning NFC Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Pro selection.

Drew Pearson

11/22 from 4-6 p.m.
Walmart Store
4801 South Cooper Street
Arlington, TX

Dallas Cowboys legendary wide receiver Drew Pearson, played for America’s Team from 1973 to 1983 earning 50 touchdowns, 7,822 yards, and 489 receptions, and three Super Bowl appearances including the Super Bowl XII championship. Named to the Top 20 Pro Football All-Time Wide Receivers Pearson, a/k/a “Mr. Clutch” (named for his numerous game winning plays) is widely considered one of the greatest Wide Receivers in sport. In his ten year career Pearson was selected for three Pro Bowls and three First-team All-Pro selections, as well as leading the NFC in pass receptions and serving as Cowboys Offensive Captain.

Jay Novacek

12/2 from 4-6 p.m.
Walmart Store
2225 W Interstate 20
Grand Prairie, TX

Five time Pro Bowler and former Cowboys Tight End Jay Novacek was a major contributing factor in his three Super Bowl victories with Dallas Cowboys: 1992, 1993, and 1995 seasons. In his 11 seasons in the NFL, Novacek caught 422 receptions for 4,630 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Thanks to those who participated in the giveaway for Sullivan’s book. I have notified the three winners, one of whom was a former player for the Cowboys. For the contest, I asked participants to list their favorite moment in the team’s history. Below is a sampling of responses:

As a former player, the opening night of the 1983 season, on MNF, against the Redskins. We’d just lost to them in the NFC Championship game at the end of the ’82-’83 season.  We were down 23-3 at halftime–the temperature was about 90 degrees–we toughed it out and cameback to win 31-30.  The the same game that Redskin’s Darrell Green’s speed came into prominence, when he ran down Tony Dorsett to prevent a long touchdown run.

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Three Super Bowls in four years (’92, ’93, ’95)…Emmitt Smith breaking the all-time rushing record.

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when we won all or super bowl

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I have so many. I think the one game that stands out was the 1980 divisional playoff game in Atlanta. We were always plaing catch up and late in the 4th we were down 27- 17 with just over 6 minutes, I believe. Danny White threw 2 late TD passes to Drew ‘Clutch’ Pearson and we pulled it out, 30-27.
A game of lesser importance occured in our silver anniversary season when we hosted a Sunday Night game against the miserable, lowly Saints. We were down 27-6 in the 4th. We had never lost to New Orleans if my memory serves me. Well, we marched down the field and pulled within 7 with little time on the clock. The Saints took over inside their 10 and on 3rd down Ken Stabler was looking to throw from his own endzone when our D-line put the pressure on him. Randy White jumped on his back and I remember screaming “”the ball – FUMBLE!”” Jim Jeffcoat had recovered and we sent the game in OT where Septien won it for us, 30-27. Speaking of the Saints, a year earlier in an afternoon contest we barely beat the Saints again when we had to rely on a SAFETY to beat them by one, 21-20. Lol you see, we always pulled the game out. I could go on and on. Like in 1985 the giants and we were playing for the NFC division title. Again, another miraculous play helped us win and take home the division. Too Tall, who should be in the HoF, batted down one of his patented balls and it landed in Jeffcoats hands and he raced 65 yards if I remember for the score. We pulled that game and a division we weren’t supposed to win, 28-21. The memories, I will never forget. I have so many more but those are some of them that come to mind! 🙂

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Super Bowl VI Winning the “big one” after years of not even close to oh so close.

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There have been so many, but one of the favorites is the first Super Bowl win. I was so tired of hearing how they couldn’t win the “big one.” And I will always remember the “Hail Mary” pass. I just sat there with my mouth open, jumping up and down. I could go on and on.

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There are many, the sole win in the 1-15 season being against the redskins; the first Superbowl of the ’90s; the Tripletts; Emmitt’s game against NYG with a shoulder separation; Emmitt setting the rushing record; Irvin and Emmitt’s HOF speeches;  Deion’s punt run back, think also against the Giants where he ram back and forth for what seemed like minutes befoer breaking a seam and scoring; Witten’s losing his helmet and still going and gaining more yds with defenders hanging off him; Ware’s 20 sack season; just can’t pick only one.

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1992 NFC Championship.  The play where Alvin Harper takes the short slant and rumbles deep into 49ers territory to clinch the Cowboys first trip to the Super Bowl since the ’78 season..  Since I was only 3 years old in 1978 it was my first experience seeing the Cowboys at the top of the hill.  Will never forget it.

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Beating the 49ers in the NFC Championship game in 1992. The memory of the Catch, and Danny White’s fumble on the ensuing drive was finally wiped away. Watching Alvin Harper take the pass from Troy and break away was a truly awesome thing to watch! We were back, finally, America’s Team!

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Super Bowl VI Winning the big one.

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The 1971 and 1977 championship seasons.  1971 was special because it ended the five years of playoff frustration.  1977 was a highlight year for me because I consider that team with HOFs like Roger, Tony D., Mel Renfro and Randy White and several who should be (Drew Pearson, Cliff Harris) to be the best team in Cowboys’ history.

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Cowboys first super bowl VI win 24-3

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the 90s . we were hot. Jimmy Johnson had that team together, along w/ Troy, Emmit and the entire trio. omg they rocked.so many people hated the cow boys because they knew the boys was going to stomp their team. i remember one game the kicker won the game for them. they were a team w/ a responsibality w/ one thing on their mind playing football and winning games. every game i watch is a favorite memory after all this is the BOYS were talking about. there are 2 teams on sunday the { COWBOYS and who ever their playing.

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The back to back superbowls of the 80’s. Watching Aikman, Irving, Smith and the Cowboy Defense was awesome. They just don’t play insync like that anymore.

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The comeback against the Forty Niners in the 1972 playoffs.