Updated 2nd Edition with new chapter on quarterback Dak Prescott. Fall 2017
''Who better to tell the 'Legends of America's Team' than Jim Reeves, one of the most trusted and reliable sources for your Cowboy news and history.'' --Daryl ''Moose'' Johnston, former star Cowboys fullback.
Meet the characters and relieve the games and controversies that captured the imagination of the nation's sports fans. Jim Reeves, for decades The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's award-winning sports columnist, goes behind the scenes to explain how the Cowboys battled for five Super Bowl titles, how Tex Schramm's creative genius forged them into America's Team, and became the richest NFL franchise under owner Jerry Jones.
Reeves tells how star quarterback Roger Staubach inched along an 11 story window ledge to get Schramm's attention during contract talks. Reeves discloses how he scooped the sports world to report quarterback Troy Aikman's deep disgust for coach (and party-animal) Barry Switzer -- even during Super Bowl XXX victory celebrations. In a lengthy interview for the book, Jerry Jones makes clear that he regrets how he fumbled the firing of revered, founding coach Tom Landry. Jones also relives the abrupt split with winning coach Jimmy Johnson, his former Razorback college teammate. Then the owner candidly discusses his team's future.
Dallas Cowboys: The Legends of America’s Team
- REVIEWS: "Revo recounts in Roger s own words, it was Staubach throwing his prayer to Drew Pearson in Minnesota. The chapter on Staubach, not surprisingly, is one of the book s best. At 192 pages, 'Dallas Cowboys: The Legends of America s Team' is an easy read. Reeves has divided the book into sections The Architects, The Coaches, The Quarterbacks, etc. and each section has chapters on individual owners, coaches, players and games. The chapters on the Jones-era Cowboys three Super Bowl victories are probably the book s best, mostly because Reeves was right there for all of them, from Troy Aikman s post-game victory party after Super Bowl XXVIII to the what-ifs that followed Super Bowl XXX. An extensive interview with Owner Jones forms the grist of Reeves final chapter, titled Keeping Up with the Joneses. Jones tries to explain some of his decisions of the past 27 years, but Revo wisely lets Jerry be Jerry. -Gil LeBreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram "To call this 192-page journey just a book doesn't do it justice. Jim Reeves has managed to intertwine the wealth of knowledge an encyclopedia brings, with a story only a great author can pen." -RJ Ochoa, staff writer, INSIDE THE STAR (news website)