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- JACK ESKRIDGE, THE MAN WHO CREATED THE DALLAS COWBOYS’ LOGO, HAS DIED - 
One of former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry’s first-ever hires and a man responsible for the Cowboys logo we see today, passed away this week.Jack Eskridge died Monday morning in Valley Falls, Kansas at the age of 89. 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.Jack Eskridge had quite a life, which included memorable moments long before he started with the Cowboys. According to his official obituary, Jack was a Marine who witnessed both flag raisings at Iwo Jima, before playing basketball at the University of Kansas and later some professional gigs with the Chicago Stags and Indianapolis Jets. He later returned to Kansas, where he was an assistant coach and equipment manager under “Phog” Allen and helped recruit the likes of Wilt Chamberlain.Jack went from Kansas to the Cowboys, where he worked until 1973, earning a Super Bowl ring along the way. (Photo: Dallascowboys.com)

- JACK ESKRIDGE, THE MAN WHO CREATED THE DALLAS COWBOYS’ LOGO, HAS DIED -

One of former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry’s first-ever hires and a man responsible for the Cowboys logo we see today, passed away this week.

Jack Eskridge died Monday morning in Valley Falls, Kansas at the age of 89. 

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.

Jack Eskridge had quite a life, which included memorable moments long before he started with the Cowboys. According to his official obituary, Jack was a Marine who witnessed both flag raisings at Iwo Jima, before playing basketball at the University of Kansas and later some professional gigs with the Chicago Stags and Indianapolis Jets. He later returned to Kansas, where he was an assistant coach and equipment manager under “Phog” Allen and helped recruit the likes of Wilt Chamberlain.

Jack went from Kansas to the Cowboys, where he worked until 1973, earning a Super Bowl ring along the way. (Photo: Dallascowboys.com)

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