A place of honor Gil Brandt, a longtime executive for the Dallas Cowboys, tragically passed away on Thursday at the age of 91.
When the Cowboys were the most prosperous team in the National Football League under Tom Landry, Brandt was a mainstay of the Cowboys organization.
Following Brandt's demise, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released the following statement.
We are incredibly grieved by Gil Brandt's demise because he was a great pioneer and icon in our sport. Gil played a crucial role in the Dallas Cowboys' early success and was the team's top representative for decades after that.
Gil played a crucial role in the Dallas Cowboys' early success and was the team's top representative for decades after that.
His membership in the Ring of Honor was secured through his contributions.
He was my friend and a mentor to countless NFC executives, coaches, players, and broadcasters as well as to me, and for this reason he is properly in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where his legacy will always be honored.
Before being hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their chief talent scout in 1960, Gil Brandt first worked as a scout for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers in the 1950s.
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