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Creator of Dallas Cowboys' Star passes away

Feb
15
2/15/2013 2:13:28 PM
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The man responsible for the Cowboys logo we see today, passed away this week, Dallascowboys.com reports.

Jack Eskridge died Monday morning at Centerpoint Medical Center in Valley Falls, Kansas at the age of 89. His family is holding funeral services and chapels this weekend in Independence, Missouri.

Eskridge joined the Cowboys in 1959, a year before the inaugural season. With the team needing a new logo, it was Eskridge who designed the blue star, giving it a white border outline to provide a 3D-effect.

Ironically enough, Eskridge’s grandson Zack spent some time with the Cowboys back in 2011, trying to earn that very star his grandfather created more than 50 years earlier. Zack Eskridge was an undrafted rookie quarterback from Midwestern State. Without the benefit of a normal offseason of OTA and minicamp practices because of the lockout, Eskridge was too far behind the rest of the pack and was released before the first preseason game. He has since played in the Arena League for Kansas City and recently the New Orleans VooDoo.

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