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    "Everything I Know about the Dallas Cowboys," Volume One. The first entry in the book appropriately is from coach Tom Landry who penned his response March 26, 1980. Roger Staubach is the next entry and jokes about Howard Cosell's knowledge compared to Grinnell's. Also included is George Halas, Red Grange (two letters), Frank Gifford, Bum Phillips, Bob Lilly, Byron Whizzer White, Gale Sayers, Gerald R Ford (ALS), Tex Schramm, Bobby Layne, Art Rooney (great content about Schram and Landry), Darrell Royal, Moose Krause, Hank Stram, Ara Parseghian, Bud Wilkinson, Jim Crowley (Four Horseman), Robert Zuppke (two detailed plays from his playbook), Don Meredith (two), Frank Broyles, Red Blaik, Weeb Ewbank, Larry Cole, Rocky Bleier, Grant Teaff, Eddie LeBaron, Lou Holtz, Dan Reeves, Don Smith (Hall of Fame executive with good content), Happy Chandler, Paul Brown ("I am NOT a Cowboy fan but I am a long time friend of Tex Schram.") Johnny Unitas, Lou Groza, Gene Stallings, Al Lavan, John Mackovic, Dick Nolan, Neil Armstrong, Alan Lowry, Andy Russell, Crazylegs Hirsch, Dick Vermeil, Glenn Davis Ron Meyer, Johnny Lujack, Sam Huff (who credits Landry for his pro success), Sid Gillman, Don Perkins, Joe Paterno, Tom Osborne , Ronald Reagan (facsimile signature) written as President (June 14, 1982) with incredible content (he talks of playing football as a youngster, his role playing George Gipp, importance of football in America); Vince Dooley, Monte Clark, Merlin Olsen, Otto Graham (two), Dan Devine and other lesser names.


    Wiley Grinnell was, like most Texans, a football fan. He had played and coached the game for many years. He also was a Dallas Cowboys fan and was kidded constantly about how much he knew about the Cowboys. So for a birthday gift his wife and son gave him a large hardback book entitled "Everything I Know About the Dallas Cowboys. by Wiley Gri LOA from James Spence Authentication.nnell." The book was several hundred pages. The joke was that each page was blank. Grinnell decided over the next several years that he would get Cowboy players, coaches, opponents and other coaches and famous people to give their opinions on the Cowboys.

    He would either visit or send the actual book to the person, who would usually respond by writing a letter about the Cowboys and sending it back him. Most of the responses are actually written directly in the book. If someone would send back a separate letter, he would paste it into the book. His responses were outstanding from Presidents of the United States to coach Tom Landry. Even opposing coaches such as Don Shula and George Allen chipped in about their opinions about the Cowboys. Many of the letters offer outstanding unique content never seen before. Some of the letters are worth hundreds of dollars each. However, to preserve history, we are offering each volume intact, each with a treasure trove of Cowboys lore. There are pictures and information about each respondent in this homemade book throughout to support the autographed letters and signatures. LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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