You noticed I said I was 10 when Roger led his final comeback. That means I was born in 1969, and yet I am going to give a great memory that happened 8 years earlier. But make no mistake it is a great memory for me.
Let me explain. I had a poster of the 1977 Cowboys (yeah, the ones that won Superbowl XII) that I just loved. I could look at a face and tell you who it was - I didn't need the jersey number, though I knew those, too. I knew every coach. I knew who was smiling and who was just looking mean. But there was more to the poster than just the large team picture. On the back was a plethora of Dallas Cowboy information. It had everything from blurbs about select cheerleaders to an advertisement for The Dallas Cowboy Weekly. It also had a nice little story about the first victory for Tom Landry and his team.
Opening weekend 1961 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dandy Don Meredith was replaced by Eddie LaBaron who led the team to victory in the closing seconds. His late fourth quarter touchdown pass tied the game and after a turnover with just a few seconds left he heaved a long pass down the sideline putting the 'Boys in field goal range with just one tick left on the clock. Out came the rookie PK Allen Green. He had already missed two field goals and suffered a blocked punt during the game. But when the team needed it, he put his last kick between the uprights, giving his team an improbable 27-24 victory. It was the first of many that would come. You can read about it here.