Former Dallas Cowboy Walt Garrison passed away at 79.

Former Dallas Cowboy Walt Garrison passed away at the age of 79.

Former Dallas Cowboy Walt Garrison has passed away at 79 years old.

Garrison, a champion fullback for the Cowboys and Oklahoma State Cowboys, was likewise a cowboy off the field and acted in rodeos.

After being brought into the world in Denton, he went to secondary school in Lewisville, before going to OSU for school. Garrison was then drafted by the Cowboys in the 5th round.

He played for the Cowboys from 1966-74 until he harmed his knee while steer wrestling in 1975, when he was 30.

Garrison was part of the Cowboys team that beat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI and earned a Pro Bowl selection in 1972.

He showed his capacity as a Cowboy on the football field and a cowboy off it by being named to the Dallas Cowboys’ 25th anniversary team and being inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

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