Dallas Cowboys: Danny White, Happy Birthday to One of the Finest Cowboys Ever

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Danny White was born on February 9, 1952 in Mesa, Arizona. He would grow up there and begin his football career playing for Westwood High and then move on to the University of Arizona.
In 1975, the Dallas Cowboys selected White in the NFL draft, and he began his career in the NFL as the Cowboys punter and the backup to the legendary Roger Staubach.
It would be this unfortunate circumstance that would become the thorn in the side of White, who in reality was of one of the finest quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Staubach had captured the hearts of Americans everywhere with his good guy image and his victories on the football field. When he retired at the end of the 1979 season, he had led the Cowboys to four Super Bowls, two Super Bowl wins, four NFC championships and nine consecutive winning seasons.
Yet one only has to look back to December 31, 1978 to see just how valuable Danny White had already become to the Cowboys, even with the...

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