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RIP Ernie Stautner

From the DFW S-T:

Ernie Stautner, former longtime defensive coordinator with the Cowboys, died today. He was 80.

Stautner was with the Cowboys' organization from 1966-1988, serving as defensive line coach from 1966-72 and defensive coordinator from 1973-1988.

Stautner, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named to nine Pro Bowls and is a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1950s.

For us old-timers, Ernie Stautner was a fixture of the Dallas Cowboys dynasty in the 1970's. Stautner was responsible for keeping the Doomsday Defense humming during that Golden Age.

A true Cowboy if there ever was one, RIP Ernie Stautner.

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