Here’s a little more on Jerry Jones and Co. winning the Super Bowl bid process.
Mickey Spags lays out the genuine anxiety and nervousness that the Cowboys personnel felt in the moments leading up to receiving the news.
So do not let anyone tell you Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the North Texas Super Bowl Bid Committee had this victory in the bag all along, that these owners had this sense of obligation to reward Jones and the Cowboys organization for all they have done for the NFL over the years.
Just not so, not if you were actually here to see those faces; to hear the nervous chatter; to look into those eyes widened greatly by the anxiety.
This thrill of victory, and believe me, it was huge, might be better defined by how miserable the agony of defeat would have felt. Why Air Jerry might have been able to fly the entourage home on merely the wings of happiness while rocking out to Johnny Cash.
Rick Gosselin talks up Roger Staubach’s role in making it happen.
When Jerry Jones finally was able to add Staubach to his own team – as the point man of the North Texas Super Bowl committee – the Cowboys owner did what Tom Landry had done so often in the past. He put the pressure on Staubach's shoulders and the ball in his hands at the end.
Once again, Staubach delivered – helping North Texas land the 2011 Super Bowl on Tuesday despite stiff competition from the city of Indianapolis. It took four ballots, but North Texas finally prevailed.
Some of the players give their reaction in this DMN article. Also inlcuded in the article is this fun little factoid about our roster and Super Bowl XLV.
Excluding the 2007 draft picks, only 10 players on the roster are under contract in 2010 and beyond: Akin Ayodele, Bobby Carpenter, Leonard Davis, Terry Glenn, Andre Gurode, Bradie James, Kyle Kosier, Mat McBriar, Roy Williams and Jason Witten.