Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Dead At 91

Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys former Executive Gil Brandt sadly passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday 

Brandt was a fixture of the Cowboys organization during their Tom Landry years, a time when the Cowboys were the most successful franchise in the National Football League. 

We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Gil Brandt – a true icon and pioneer of our sport. Gil was at the very core of the early success of the Dallas Cowboys  


His contributions cemented his spot in the Ring of Honor. He was my friend and a mentor not only to me, but to countless executives, coaches 

Gil Brandt initially served as a scout for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers in the 1950s before being hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their chief talent scout in 1960.  

Brandt became part of a triumvirate of Cowboys brass that included general manager Tex Schramm and head coach Tom Landry.  

Brandt went on to win two Super Bowls as part of the Cowboys and is credited with numerous scouting innovations that are still used today.  

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