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    "Everything I Know about the Dallas Cowboys," Volume Two. Tom Landry again kicks off volume two writing how much he enjoyed viewing volume one and looks forward to reading the next group of responses about the Cowboys. Paul Bear Bryant is the next entry followed by a Jim Thorpe signed invitation from 1941, Jess Neely, Don Shula (who talks about his game battles with the Cowboys), Don Hutson, Bob Devaney, Jim Hanifan, Billy Sullivan, Walt Michaels, Joe Gibbs , Lamar Hunt, Don Perkins, Charles McClendon, Cho Cho Justice, Johnny Majors, Paul Dietzel, Don James, Bob Mathias, Paul Wiggin, LaVell Edwards, Bill Dudley, Bart Starr, Adam Walsh (Notre Dame 1922-24), Chuck Knox, Danny White, Leon Hart, Gen Bill Carpenter, Billy Cannon , Pat O'Brien (who also signed his letter "Rock" since he played Coach Knute Rockne in the Gipp movie with Reagan), Terry Donahue, John David Crow, Keith Jackson, Bobby Dodd, Frank Sinkwich, Jack Kemp, Calvin Hill, John Cappelletti, Kyle Rote, Tom Harmon, Pete Rozelle (two pages great content about continued success of the Cowboys and his 24 year relationship with Landry and Schram), Marion Motley, Larry Kelly , Bill Bates LeRoy Jordan, Bronko Nagurski, Lee Iacocca, Woody Hayes and many others.


    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 Grinnell." 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 act LOA from James Spence Authentication.ual 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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