Don Meredith

Don Meredith Exhibit ...
Don Meredith Exhibit


Meredith was born in Vernon, Texas, about 100 miles north of Dallas. He played college football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he started at quarterback for three years, have selected the Southwest Conference in passing completion percentage each year as an All-American in 1958 and 1959. Meredith was so popular that many a joke on campus at a time, the school as "University of Southern Meredith." Meredith was called All-American in 1958 [1] and 1959 [2] means.

The Chicago Bears chose Meredith in the third round of the 1960 NFL draft, and gave them to a young Cowboys franchise for future draft picks. (By the way, the crosstown rival of the AFL Cowboys, Texans, Meredith was also a "territorial selection" in his design in 1960, despite Meredith refused to play for them.) Meredith spent two years as a backup to Eddie LeBaron with Time Division plays in 1962, before the job given full-time starting with coach Tom Landry 1963rd In 1966, Meredith led the Cowboys to the NFL playoffs, which will continue until his unexpected retirement before the season 1969th Both of his heartbreaking loss came in the NFL Championship against the Green Bay Packers, 34-27 in Dallas (1966), and the famous "Ice Bowl" game, 21-17 to Green Bay.

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