Former Cowboys linebacker Godfrey Myles has passed away at the age of 42 due to a heart attack on Wednesday. According to this report from DMN, Myles suffered the heart attack on Wednesday and passed Thursday due to complications. Myles played for the Dallas Cowboys between 1991 and 1996, and has three Super Bowl rings to show for his time. He is only season with regular starts was 1995, where he even started the Super Bowl game against the Steelers. Unfortunately, for him, even though the Cowboys won, things didn't go exactly as planned for Myles.
From the DMN story on Myles:
One of Myles' more frustrating moments came in one of the biggest games of his life. Myles started Super Bowl XXVII and the Cowboys had just taken a 14-7 lead on Jimmy Jones' two-yard fumble return. When Myles ran into the end zone to congratulate his teammate, Jones pushed Myles in the back, and Myles fell over a Buffalo player. His foot got caught in the soft grass and he missed the rest of the game.
"I have really mixed feelings about that Super Bowl," he said. "I was real excited and it's one of the most memorable experiences of my life, but the injury really put a damper on it.
"While everybody else spent the next few months celebrating, I was rehabing seven days a week. But it's something that I have accepted and tried not to let bother me."
Recently, Myles had ended up on the wrong side of the law. He was indicted on mortgage fraud charges back in March.
Condolences go out to the Myles family from all his Cowboys brethren.