The Dallas Cowboys have an extensive history that rivals any franchise in the NFL. With that said, the organization has many legendary figures within the sport and, over the weekend, the Cowboys and the NFL world lost a titan in the form of Tony Liscio.
Liscio, who passed away from complications from ALS, was 76 years old and best known for coming out of retirement prior to the 1971 NFL season before helping lead Dallas to a Super Bowl title. Kate Hairopoulous of the Dallas Morning News reported the tragic news and caught up with former Cowboys linebacker Lee Roy Jordan, who recently visited Liscio.
“I loved every minute of it. He didn’t talk at all, but he’d give me that smile every once in a while. Annette, his wife, has been a champion for him.
“….He was one of the greatest teammates a guy could ever have. …He was such a great asset for the offense, protecting Roger from the blind-side attack.”
Liscio, a former offensive tackle, was reportedly diagnosed with ALS almost a year ago and from there his condition worsened considerably before his passing. Still, the former University of Tulsa star remained beloved in the Cowboys community and, given the reaction following his tragic death, that won’t be changing anytime soon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.