Football is a beautiful thing.
At its core it's a game, but the umbrella of football stretches so wide, it can be quite astounding at times.
Pro Football History is a library of umbrellas, each covering its own special area in time. The story of this game, of this league, is a tale as old as time… and each teller has a unique way of expressing it.
I like to consider myself a student of NFL History. I enjoy few things more than speeding my DeLorean to 88mph, traveling back in time to see where this league has come from. My “DeLorean,” as in the magic of books – they're beautiful. I've read many a different book, watched many a different documentary, my brain soaking up everything it can in the process.
The Dallas Cowboys are arguably the greatest franchise to ever exist, not just in the NFL, or North America, but in the world of sports. Theirs is a story well worth telling, and one which invokes a full gamut of emotions. From laughs and sighs, to fist pumps and tears.
Recently, I recounted the great history of the Dallas Cowboys via the works of prize-winning sports writer, Jim Reeves. A longtime sports columnist for the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Jim has a new book…
“The hapless victims — again — were the Buffalo Bills, 30-13. What Troy Aikman had done through the air a year earlier in a 52-17 rout at the Rose Bowl, Smith had done on the ground this time around. The (counterfeit) Bills lost their fourth straight Super Bowl.”
~ JIM REEVES, PROLOGUE, DALLAS COWBOYS: LEGENDS OF AMERICA'S TEAM
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. He guides you year after year, season after season, Super Bowl after Super Bowl, all through his very own DeLorean. Mr. Reeves touches on every aspect of Cowboys Ownership.
What was the environment like with Clint Murchison?
Where was Bum Bright's heart all along?
How is Jerry Jones a saint/Santa to many?
All of those questions, and many more, are answered inside.
The Cowboys Coaches are summarized all the way from Tom Landry's square-chin mannerisms to Jimmy Johnson eating at Mia's on The Saturday Night Massacre's eve. How did Jerry Jones manage to bring in a coach like Bill “The Big Tuna” Parcells and relinquish control?
The legendary stories are all here.
Each Dallas Cowboys Legend is featured and expanded on. Roger Staubach and the story of how he climbed to the 11th story window, Troy Aikman and the palpable tension he experienced with Barry Switzer. Michael Irvin's stories are too many to list. Current Cowboy Dez Bryant, and many more are here for you to learn about.
The best part about Dallas Cowboys: The Legends Of America's Team is that it's told through an incredibly objective lens.
Jim Reeves' impartial perspective is well-established here as he tells you all about the most glorious days the Dallas Cowboys have ever seen. The Ice Bowl, The Catch, and all eight Super Bowl appearances by the Cowboys are all expanded upon for you to re-live in an epic fashion.
This book is perfect for any fan of the Cowboys, and football in general. Jim's superb writing gives each page the same level of energy as a Roger Staubach comeback drive, or one of Michael Irvin's speeches, or a Tony Romo spin-move.
You can purchase your copy at Silver Star Mercantile in Carollton, Texas Star Trading Book Store in Abilene, Buc-ee's in Forth Worth, The Last Word Book Store in Forth Worth, Amazon.com (click here), Dallas Cowboys Pro Shops, or in E-book Kindle/Nook versions. It's also available from Great Texas Line Press, the book's publisher who is also based out of Arlington, and from Barnes & Noble.
I also encourage you to reach out to the author and show your love of the Cowboys with the man who has spent a lifetime documenting the team, by visiting and liking the book's Facebook Page. Jim Reeves will even be doing a book signing/sale on October 10th from 6pm-9pm at Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 E Division, Arlington, TX. If you buy a book, you get a free beer!
Get the book today. It'll be the best $9.95 you've spent on your passion for the Cowboys yet.
I'd like to offer a special thanks to Great Texas Line Press for giving us an early look at the book, and the opportunity to tell our readers about it.