Don Meredith: The Original Dallas Cowboy | NFL Films Presents


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  • Trump Is here
    Trump Is here  9 hours back

    Love Dandy Don

    • Ramiro Benavidez
      Ramiro Benavidez  17 hours back


      • Steve Mc
        Steve Mc  17 hours back

        I've been a cowboy fan since the 60's , I am so glad I got to see so many great players, not only talking about Tallent on the field, but, also all the players in the 60',70's and early 80's had that good ole boys attitude.

        • Willie Gordon
          Willie Gordon  2 days back

          Actually it's the Packers that are the most successful organization in football not the Patriots the Packers have won 9 NFL championships and 4 Super Bowls. For a total of 13 championships all together

          • David Crissman
            David Crissman  3 days back

            Dandy Don , a Great American !

            • Tony Conner
              Tony Conner  3 days back

              Dandy Don Meridith one of my favorite QB's....

              • mayduck1
                mayduck1  4 days back

                I loved Dan Don when he was teamed with Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football and cringe when listening to the two fools who are broadcasting MNF today.Meredith gave the classic response during a dreadful MNF game in 1972 at the Houston Astrodome.The TV cameras that night were focusing on the Houston Fans who were watching their Oilers lose 34-0 and one of the Fans flipped the middle finger at the camera and Dandy Don said I guess he is saying his team is number one which has to be one of the best comments by a sportscaster in broadcasting history

                • Sam Biscits
                  Sam Biscits  4 days back

                  I'm a Raider fan but I really liked Don Meredith, Monday night football and him singing turn out the lights the parties over, I've use that line and attributed to Don, I remember watching him playing a police detective I believe on police stories, he was pretty good, he died too young.

                  • Mark Medina
                    Mark Medina  5 days back

                    Don was good people!

                    • Buffalo Bob
                      Buffalo Bob  5 days back

                      "If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas." - Dandy Don

                      • Robin Rodriguez
                        Robin Rodriguez  6 days back

                        I don't care what anyone says!! Don Meredith was a champion in football & in life!! REST IN PEACE!! BIG GUY!!

                        • Mike C.
                          Mike C.  6 days back

                          I never got see him play but I grew up watching him on Monday Night Football and on those Lipton Tea commercials. True character in American sports.

                          • David Palomo
                            David Palomo  1 weeks back

                            Church goer but also kind of a bad boy idk he was just a Texan lol hell yea
                            Dandy Don boii love it!

                            • crazyhorse
                              crazyhorse  1 weeks back

                              Don could have been a country music star if he could sing !!!!

                              • Strut Strutter
                                Strut Strutter  2 weeks back

                                1968 vs Browns, Don took himself out of the game, Landry DID NOT bench him. He did not fly home because on Monday he had a business meeting with Frank Gifford, Is it too much to ask NFL Films to read some Cowboys books and get it right? Now were can I get this on DVD? Is it NFL Presents? NFL Films should do an hour long show on the 60's Cowboys. The Cowboys did not even have a draft until 1961. There are MANY Cowboys from this era not on the HOF who should be: CHUCK HOWLEY, LEE ROY JORDAN, RALPH NEELY,, MAYBE DON PERKINS, CORNELL GREEN. Don Meredith. I know this, if you have Bob Griese in the HOF then Danny White and Don Meredith should be in there as well. where can I get this on DVD NFL FILMS????

                                • Dion St. Michael
                                  Dion St. Michael  2 weeks back

                                  Troy McClure played for Dallas too?! Lol! That guy does it ALL!

                                  • PPpp MMmm
                                    PPpp MMmm  2 weeks back

                                    I’m not keen on sports, but I do like a story about real people

                                    • Generalissimo X
                                      Generalissimo X  3 weeks back

                                      what a cool guy. the prima donas today aren't fit to wash his jock.

                                      • 78tag
                                        78tag  3 weeks back

                                        Great story but alas - the time has come - 15-sec ads w/ no skip option. :( :( :( :( Time to look for a different media. It sure was good to see Meredith again though.

                                        • Robert Cavalier
                                          Robert Cavalier  3 weeks back

                                          I like that photo of many N.F.L. QB's. My Bro lives in Plano, Texas. I've flown into Dallas (both airports) for at least 7 Christmas celebrations. My Mom lived near my Bro. Sorry, folks ....... I'm a S.F. 49ers fan. 5 Super Bowl championships! * Cav *

                                          • Gabriel Mendes da Cunha

                                            you guys should do a video about the qbs on the photo that shows at 3:38

                                            • onefatstratcat
                                              onefatstratcat  3 weeks back

                                              Damn... Don could play!

                                              • onefatstratcat
                                                onefatstratcat  3 weeks back

                                                Turn out the lights.. the videos over

                                                • jon wilson
                                                  jon wilson  3 weeks back

                                                  Back in the early 70's my uncle got tickets to a Dallas Cowboy game in the doggone Cotton Bowl. It just happened to be Monday night. As we were walking in from the parking lot my uncle kept punching me from the back, well I looked beside me and there was Gifford and Meredith, and some woman, walking right beside us!

                                                  • THE CLARENCES
                                                    THE CLARENCES  3 weeks back

                                                    Long live the memory of the late, great Dandy Don.
                                                    xoxo The Clarences

                                                    • Lara O'neal
                                                      Lara O'neal  3 weeks back

                                                      What did he die from?

                                                      • Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
                                                        Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.  3 weeks back

                                                        Interesting points of football throwing: 3:06, 3:21, 6:12, 7:27, 8:35, 8:39, 12:08 and 14:50.

                                                        • mich mitten
                                                          mich mitten  3 weeks back

                                                          Dandy Don and that's all you need to know.

                                                          • Barbara Darnell.
                                                            Barbara Darnell.  3 weeks back

                                                            What was number 62 doing?

                                                            • Jack Jacobi
                                                              Jack Jacobi  3 weeks back

                                                              Saw Dandy Don from 65 to 69 in the cotton bowl. I was 11 when I went to my first Cowboy Browns game. Lilly, Meredith, Ryan, Jimmy Brown. What a thrill it was.

                                                              • Peter Bugbee
                                                                Peter Bugbee  3 weeks back

                                                                “Turn out the lights: the party’s over.” Willie Nelson song. You hear it all the time on Willie’s Roadhouse Sirius XM Channel 59. As a kid here up north, who knew Willie Nelson or how great Willie Nelson was. YouTube, Wikipedia, google searches didn’t exist. A guy like Don Meredith, his speech pattern, mannerisms, and persona were like a bridge to aspects of southern culture that would never have been seen or heard by kids like me. Loved his “I want my Maypo” spot.

                                                                • Jerry Newberry
                                                                  Jerry Newberry  4 weeks back

                                                                  Actually his best games were the ones he lost on the scoreboard. The man was class by any stretch.

                                                                  • R T/X
                                                                    R T/X  4 weeks back

                                                                    You don't have win a Super Bowl to be remembered as an Outstanding Football Player and Good Old Dandy Dan was ONE HELL OF A Quarterback! Rest in Peace Mi Amigo!

                                                                    • Doug Amundson
                                                                      Doug Amundson  4 weeks back

                                                                      The Original Dallas Cowboy my ASS. Bob Lilly, without a doubt.

                                                                      • beerborn
                                                                        beerborn  4 weeks back

                                                                        What the hell happened to Eddie LeBaron? He was the first Cowboys quarterback.

                                                                        • Mark Johnson
                                                                          Mark Johnson  4 weeks back

                                                                          What about Eddie Lebaron???? He was before Dandy Don...

                                                                          • Paul W
                                                                            Paul W  4 weeks back

                                                                            Meredith was a nice man. Anyone can have a gift. Meredith was just a good guy.

                                                                            • Ray Benoit
                                                                              Ray Benoit  4 weeks back

                                                                              When pro football was great, don Meredith was among the best personalities ever .he will always be the best. Don howard , frank and joe namath were the best.

                                                                              • Timothy Ball
                                                                                Timothy Ball  4 weeks back

                                                                                I like Taco Bell, but this YouTube ad is sick. There isn't any way that real customers would do that. Fighting over food, only actors do dumb ads.

                                                                                • Brenda Kempf
                                                                                  Brenda Kempf  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Turn out the lights, the party's over.

                                                                                  • Luis Recabarren
                                                                                    Luis Recabarren  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Excellent show. RIP Don.. we all miss your charm and great character.

                                                                                    • 41 Inside
                                                                                      41 Inside  4 weeks back

                                                                                      MNF quote attributed to Don Meredith: (pert near, any way)

                                                                                      Frank Gifford: “The Falcons’ head coach, Norm Van Brocklin, the father of ten children...”

                                                                                      Don Meredith: “Ten children? Izzat right? Well, he didn’t spend ALL of his time on football!”

                                                                                      • Chris R
                                                                                        Chris R  4 weeks back

                                                                                        31? He looked 45 at least.

                                                                                        • J0einOK
                                                                                          J0einOK  4 weeks back

                                                                                          America’s quarterback. There has never been a more inspiring, cohesive professional group than the Cowboys of the 60s. Dandy Don, Bullet Bob, Walt, John Wilbur, and Jethro Pew. Thanks to Coach Landry and Clint Murchinson. Jones screwed it all up.

                                                                                          • Charlie Maldonado
                                                                                            Charlie Maldonado  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I miss good ole fashioned football!! Thank you Mr. Meredith!!!! Great personality!!! He's from east Texas and I'm from across the state border on I-20 Shreveport, LA

                                                                                            • John Houlgate
                                                                                              John Houlgate  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Don Meredith made Monday Night Football. During that first season, it was his good nature and sense of humor that Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell from tearing each other apart. The next year, Frank Gifford replaced Jackson and the rest is history, but it was Meredith who provided levity. You never knew what he was going to come up with.

                                                                                              • Lee Brock
                                                                                                Lee Brock  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Nice film but I wish they would have said more about his offensive mastery. The 1966-1969 Cowboys under Meredith were 4 of the greatest offenses in the history of the NFL

                                                                                                • Thomas Ryan
                                                                                                  Thomas Ryan  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi were together as assistants with the NY Giants. Lot of coaches out of the Giants organization in those days.