Three legendary Cowboys - Don Perkins, Lee Roy Jordan and Mel Renfro - are getting together for something about a sports & health expo. But that wasn't the interesting part of the article; it was the quotes from Perkins and Jordan.
The Cowboys lost to the Packers 34-27 in the Cotton Bowl in 1966 and then 21-17 in the famed Ice Bowl in Green Bay in 1967. The Packers moved on from those two victories to win the first two Super Bowls.
"The first year, you could come back," Perkins said of the heartbreak. "But after the close loss the second year, it was really difficult. It was like a morgue on that plane coming home. I was 30 and I was still healthy, and I thought it was time (to retire)."
Lee Roy Jordan:
Naturally, Jordan holds memories of 1971 closest to his heart.
"You are there to win championships," he said. "So the Super Bowl win over Miami was special. We had had so many near- misses."
By the way, Lee Roy Jordan was one of the first names I ever remember from professional football. I had a trading card of Lee Roy Jordan that came with a football board game. Ah, memories.
Sad news, the guy with cancer that Mike Irvin visited a couple of weeks ago, died from the disease.