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Former Dallas Cowboys player Dennis Morgan dies while watching game v Giants

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Sometimes, things happen that help us to remember that football is just a game that we shouldn't take too seriously.

One such moment occurred this weekend when a former Dallas Cowboys player passed away during the franchise's game against the New York Giants.

Ex-Pro Passes Away

Dennis Morgan was in attendance at the game at MetLife Stadium, where he lost his life while watching his former team.


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The 63-year-old tragically suffered a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Morgan played for the Cowboys in 1973 after being a 10th round draft pick by the team out of Western Illinois University in the '73 Draft.

Return Specialist

The running back would go on to play 13 times for the Dallas franchise before leaving the team at the end of that season, with legendary Cowboys head coach Tom Landry feeling like he couldn't afford to keep a special teams-only guy on his roster. That is despite Morgan being tied-3rd in the NFL for return yards, as a rookie.

Morgan would go on to spend the 1974 season with the Philadelphia Eagles before retiring after just two years in the league.

Morgan was a return specialist, being deadly on special teams returning kicks and punts. His rookie season included a 98-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Saint Louis Cardinals. It is still a franchise record for the Cowboys, 41 years later.

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