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Jack Eskridge, 89, designed Dallas Cowboys’ blue star logo

The Dallas Cowboys star midfield during an NFL football game against San Diego Chargers Sunday Dec. 13 2009 ArlingtTexas. (AP

The Dallas Cowboys star at midfield during an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

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Updated: March 18, 2013 7:14AM

DALLAS — The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys has died.

The Cowboys said Jack Eskridge died Monday at a Valley Falls, Kan., hospital. The funeral for the 89-year-old former Cowboys equipment manager was Saturday.

According to the team website, Mr. Eskridge was one of coach Tom Landry’s first hires in 1959, the year before the Cowboys’ debut season. It was he who designed the white-bordered blue star used after the Cowboys began with a white star.

Mr. Eskridge remained with the Cowboys until 1973.


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