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Dallas (Texas) Cowboys #41301

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1976
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(Studio) Special report produced by producer Bernie Cohen, film editor John Gilland and reporter from Dallas, Texas.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dallas, Texas) Report on business operations of Dallas (Texas) Cowboys professional football team. [Dallas coach Tom LANDRY - says it's part of entertainment business] Annual combined gross revenue of all NFL (National Football League) teams is in 2nd 500 in list of "Fortune" magazine's United States leaders, just below Arkansas plywood factory; other financial details with regard to Cowboys noted. 3 top men have been with organization since establishment by Clint Murchison in 1961: president Tex Schramm, chief scout Gil Brandt and coach Tom Landry. [SCHRAMM - says team now makes money, but doesn't reveal amts.] [BRANDT - talks with regard to computer helps in scouting system.] [LANDRY - talks with regard to character of players and its importance.] On Sunday Dallas plays Los Angeles (California) Rams in NFL playoffs. [LANDRY - talks to players with regard to preparing for game as 1st step to Super Bowl.] Qtrback. Roger STAUBACH - says from top men on down, people in organization will help players; are concerned with regard to individuals.] [Linebacker Lee Roy JORDAN - notes discipline of team.] [Wide receiver Drew PEARSON - says if pro football not seen as business, there'd be trouble.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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