Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys: From Sideline to Goal Line with Cliff Harris

Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys: From Sideline to Goal Line with Cliff Harris

by Cliff Harris, Gene Stallings

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How does it feel to see your name among the Cowboys greats in Texas Stadium’s Ring of Honor? What was it like to be recruited by professional scouts? What happened to the guy who hooked Randy White in the back with a wayward fishhook? How did legendary coach Tom Landry motivate his players? How did a waterbed and transcendental meditation help Cliff Harris gain an edge over his opponents?

Replete with memories from his college days at Ouachita Baptist and then as a member of the Dallas Cowboys during the “America’s Team” era, Cliff answers those questions and more in the updated edition of Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys. Read about his teammates, his coach, his enemies, training secrets, Super Bowls—of which Cliff played in five, winning two—Pro Bowls, motorcycles, and motorboats.

In this book, first published in 2006 and now including a new introduction, Cliff takes us on the wild ride that was his life as a Cowboy free safety and how he got there in the first place. The book also includes great insider stories written by famous fellow players Walt Garrison, Roger Staubach, Lee Roy Jordan, and Charlie Waters. Perfect for the shelf of any Dallas Cowboys fan!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613217283
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Cliff Harris graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and played for the Cowboys 1970–79. He was selected for the Pro Bowl six times, was named All-Pro four times, and played in five Super Bowls. Cliff was voted to the Dallas Cowboys All-Decade Team and the Silver Season All-Time Team, and Sports Illustrated named him the free safety on their All-Century Team. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee named Cliff to the All-Pro Team of the 1970s. Cliff was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2004.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gene Stallings ix

Introduction: No Longer Warriors xi

Acknowledgments xxi

Chapter 1 Before I Was a Cowboy 1

Chapter 2 Life as a Rookie 15

Chapter 3 The Cowboy Way 37

Chapter 4 The Enemy 103

Chapter 5 Off the Gridiron 130

Chapter 6 Retirement and Beyond 165

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