‘Dandy’ Don Meredith Dead At Age 72

Former Cowboys quarterback and Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member Don Meredith died on Sunday at the age of 72. According to his wife, Meredith died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma.

“Dandy Don” was one of the Cowboys first star players and appeared in three Pro Bowls and earned the Bert Bell Award during his nine year career. Meredith led the Cowboys to division titles in three straight years.

After his unexpected retirement, Meredith joined the original Monday Night Football crew that included Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell. Many were surprised by his early departure from the team, but they tried to get him back.

“I tried to talk him out of it,” Dallas head coach Tom Landry said. “But when you lose your desire in this game, that’s it.”

Jay Harris of ESPN takes a look back at the life of Don Meredith in the video below. RIP “Dandy Don.”

Topics: Cowboys Ring Of Honor, Dallas Cowboys, Dandy Don, Don Meredith, NFL

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