Mar 26

The Landry Hat: A Cowboys’ Fan Remembers the Good Old Days…

All the talk about the Dallas Cowboys’ free agency activity, or lack thereof, has gotten me thinking back to the days before free agency was even a twinkle in the league’s eye. I know I’m dating myself; but I can remember a time when fans could expect to see the same players on their favorite team’s roster year in and year out. It was a different age for the NFL and those who watched it.

I grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys with my Dad in rural Arkansas.  It was a long time before The Triplets known as Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin rode into town and brought Super Bowl glory back to Big D. It was a long, long time before Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and Dez Bryant wore the Star. Fan favorites were some Cowboys whose names still ring a bell… Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett…just to name a few.