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Favre "Always Dreamed" of Being a Cowboy

Brett Favre says grew up idolizing the 1970s Cowboys and QB Roger Staubach



    Brett Favre was, apparently, a huge Dallas Cowboys fan growing up.

    The former Falcons, Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback was in Dallas over the weekend for an SMU Athletic Forum luncheon and, while in town, Favre reminisced on his love of the Tom Landry-led Cowboys teams of the 1970s as a kid growing up Mississippi.

    “I grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan. I loved Roger Staubach,” Favre said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That was back when teams kept the same players on the roster for a long time. Drew Pearson, Randy White, Charlie Waters, Danny White, Robert Newhouse, Tony Dorsett, Billy Joe DuPree, I could go just on and on. I always dreamed of playing for the Cowboys, playing in the Super Bowl.”

    Once established as one of the better quarterbacks in the league after being traded from Atlanta to Green Bay, Dallas tormented their former fan. Favre went 4-3 in his first seven playoff games, with all three losses coming at the hands of the Cowboys.

    Of course, Favre would get his revenge more than a decade later, in 2009, as the Favre-led Vikings dismantled the Cowboys 34-3 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Dallas hasn’t reached the postseason since.

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