Hi my name is Walt (or Tlaw) and I am a Dallas Cowboysaholic.
I had my first sighting of Cowboys football vs the Browns back in the early 60’s when my Uncle drove us home from Church. He came inside to catch the scores. He was a Browns fan. I didn’t know football yet. I asked who the other team was and he said the Dallas Cowboys. Well I knew John Wayne and he usually played a Cowboy from Texas so I feel in love with my Boys that day.
I guess it was meant to be any way, see I was born 12/28/1959 (same as Everson Walls)
under a star out of the east, Troy NY home of Uncle Sam. I did not know it at the time but my Mom told me 3 wise men showed up at the hospital. Their names, Schramm, Landry and Brandt.
They told my Mom this boy is special and one day he will grow up and do something during a moment in Cowboys history.
Well skip forward to the Jason Garrett’s Thanks Giving Day Game vs the Packers at Texas Stadium and at half time I kicked a 25 yard field goal during the American Airlines & Dallas Cowboys Kick to Win contest. I remember Jason’s wife saying just throw it up to Alvin. I got about the same advice from a Stadium security guard, who said JUST GET THE BALL UP HIGH IN THE AIR AND IT WILL CARRY. I did and it did.
But one of my best achievements was buying an autographed copy of Bob Lilly’s book REFLECTIONS (for $5 @ the Stadium gift shop) and spending the next 15 years, 1995-2010 getting it signed by just over 100 Dallas Cowboys players and coaches from back in the days.
Two of my favorite signings. Picture of Ralph Neely smoking, he writes I do not smoke any more. On the very next picture is a picture of Blain Nye drinking a beer, he writes I still drink!
Well that about does it for this married 34 plus years, father of 2 dogs Blue n Scout recently retired from the NY State Div. of Veterans Affairs, Dallas Cowboys faithful.
Remember this, a Cowboy fan from MA named DELZ told me, “I don’t root for the star in the helmet, I root for the STAR on the helmet.”
GOD BLESS & GO COWBOYS!
p.s. THANK GOD FOR OUR SOLDIERS and VETERANS