1975 Quote by Tex Schramm – Why A Winning Dallas Cowboys Organization?
From the Ask Tex Schramm column as recorded in the September 27 issue of the #DallasCowboy Weekly from 1975.
- Question: Clint Murchison is one of the most behind-the-scenes owners in pro football. How important was he in the initial phases of growth? It doesn’t appear that he interfered in the initial phases of growth.
- Answer: “One of the greatest assets we had in the beginning was Clint Murchison. He had taken a great deal of interest in the development of the team, and he was in contact with me a great deal because I sought his counsel on a lot of matters. At the same time, he let the individuals under me direct their operations. We had, and still do have, tremendous managerial strength because we have a clear delineation of responsibility, which is adhered to very scrupulously.”
It is quite safe to say that this type of operation on the #Football side of the #Cowboys organization has been missing for the past twenty years. The past eighteen years has seen the #Cowboys not come close to an appearance in a Super Bowl, an unprecedented dearth of success in their history.