Inside the Huddle: Jerry Jones on 60 Minutes and Gary Cartwright on Dandy Don Meredith
Ex-Channel 5-and-8'er Scott Pelley has, from the looks of it, been in and out of town this year working on his Jerry Jones profile airing Sunday on 60 Minutes. The sneak peek above provided by CBS offers a good look at the "agony" of defeat (after defeat after defeat) endured by Jones, who acknowledges (kinda) that he sucks as a general manager.
Watch that, then read this: Gary Cartwright's essay about his ol' shootin'-and-singin' buddy Don Meredith in this morning's New York Times, which is a mile high after the Jones downer. Writes the great Cartwright, ex of the Fort Worth Press and the Dallas Times Herald among so many:
I'd pretty much forgotten the name [Willie Nelson] until one day, in the Cowboys training room, he called me over to his locker and gave me a copy of Willie Nelson at Panther Hall. I took the album home and played it over and over, gradually realizing that it wasn't just another collection of tunes but the essential flavoring of life. Life is a celebration of who we are and where we come from. Meredith understood that instinctively. I learned it the hard way, thanks to my friend Dandy Don.