Thursday, May 11, 2017

1966 Cowboys: The First Winning Season

Pete Gent, Mike Gaechter, Jerry Rhome, Jim Colvin, Les Shy, A.D. Whitfield, Malcolm Walker, Leon Donohue, Dave Edwards, Jim Boeke Dan Reeves, Walt Garrison, John Niland, Don Bishop, Jethro Pugh, Tony Liscio, Pettis Norman, "little O" Obert Logan, Topps

The Cowboys 1965 season had a disastrous start with a 5-game losing streak in the first seven games.  They won their last five out of seven however and things looked bright for 1966.  Sure enough, 1966 gave the franchise an impressive 10–3–1 season and their first winning season in the franchise's short history.  In fact they were good enough to host the previous year's champions the Green Bay Packers in the 1966 NFL Championship and got one play away from the first Super Bowl.  It would take Tom Landry five more seasons to win the big one but 1966 was the start.

RetroCards showcases some neglected and cardboard-challenged players like Pete Gent, Mike Gaechter, Jerry Rhome, Jim Colvin, Les Shy, A.D. Whitfield, Malcolm Walker, Leon Donohue, Dave Edwards, Jim Boeke, plus some popular players like Dan Reeves, Walt Garrison, John Niland, Don Bishop, Jethro Pugh, Tony Liscio, Pettis Norman, and "little O" Obert Logan.  Get your set here.

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