Jack Eskridge dies
Eskridge was 89 when he died near his home at a hospital outside Kansas City this week, the Dallas Cowboys’ website reported Friday. Reported myfox8...
He wasn’t from the Lone Star State, though he liked Texas enough to live there twice in his life for a total of 23 years — the first time to work for the Cowboys, the second to teach school, according to his obituary.
He was once a professional basketball — not football — player.
Eskridge played for the Chicago Stags and the Indianapolis Jets before joining the University of Kansas as assistant coach, where he helped recruit basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain, his obit said.
Iconic Cowboys coach Tom Landry hired him as an equipment manager. When the team needed a logo, Eskridge made one out of the lone star. It has endured. Eskridge passed away Monday.