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March 4, 1989
Tom Landry led the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years, and then he gets put out to pasture like a useless horse by a couple of classless businessmen (Bum Bright and Jerry Jones). The way Landry was treated is unforgivable, but I think the most pathetic statement was made by Jerry Jones, the new owner, when he called Jimmy Johnson "the greatest thing to happen to the Cowboys." Get real. JOHN BOXLEY Burbank
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December 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
H.R. "Bum" Bright, 84, a former owner of the Dallas Cowboys and a leading Texas businessman, died Sunday at his home in Highland Park, Texas, after a long illness. Born in Muskogee, Okla., Bright grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University. He served as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. After the war, Bright returned to Texas and started buying up gas and oil leases. He was a millionaire by the time he was 31.
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SPORTS
April 18, 1989
Tex Schramm is expected to resign as president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys to head the National Football League's new development league after his club's sale is approved today. NFL owners, at a special meeting in New York, were expected to endorse the $146-million purchase of the Cowboys by Jerry Jones from Bum Bright last February. Because the sale involved the purchase of Texas Stadium and the Cowboys' vast complex at Valley Ranch, the NFL withheld approval until all financial aspects of the deal could be studied.
SPORTS
May 3, 1989
Scout Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys, the last member of the original group that built the Cowboys from scratch, was dismissed by new owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday. "(Jones) told me finances was the reason, that he's losing $29,000 a day," Brandt said. "He'll probably fire four or five scouts, including Bob Griffin. "I told him I know I did as good a job as possible. I feel good about the 29 years I had with the Cowboys. But it's a bad way for it to end. He didn't even shake my hand.
SPORTS
May 3, 1989
Scout Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys, the last member of the original group that built the Cowboys from scratch, was dismissed by new owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday. "(Jones) told me finances was the reason, that he's losing $29,000 a day," Brandt said. "He'll probably fire four or five scouts, including Bob Griffin. "I told him I know I did as good a job as possible. I feel good about the 29 years I had with the Cowboys. But it's a bad way for it to end. He didn't even shake my hand.
SPORTS
December 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Bum Bright, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, openly challenged some of the team's coaching moves after the 21-10 loss Sunday to Atlanta and said if he had it all over to do again, he probably wouldn't have bought the team. Bright said he has the utmost confidence in club President Tex Schramm, but his stance on Coach Tom Landry was weaker. Bright criticized Landry's failure to make greater use of defensive lineman Danny Noonan, the team's first-round draft choice, or running back Herschel Walker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
H.R. "Bum" Bright, 84, a former owner of the Dallas Cowboys and a leading Texas businessman, died Sunday at his home in Highland Park, Texas, after a long illness. Born in Muskogee, Okla., Bright grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University. He served as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. After the war, Bright returned to Texas and started buying up gas and oil leases. He was a millionaire by the time he was 31.
SPORTS
February 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Former Dallas Cowboys owner H. R. (Bum) Bright says he wanted to sack Tom Landry in 1987 but couldn't talk Tex Schramm into doing it. A year after selling the Cowboys to Jerry Jones, Bright said his one regret is that he didn't fire Landry himself. He didn't because Schramm, the team's general manager at the time, told him he didn't have a replacement ready.
SPORTS
December 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Tom Landry, "down a little bit" after criticism by Dallas owner Bum Bright, said Tuesday he has no intention of giving up his three-year plan to rebuild the Cowboys and will coach them through this decade. "I knew it would take three years to bring the team back into contention again when I signed my contract," Landry said. "There is no magic to it."
SPORTS
April 18, 1989
Tex Schramm is expected to resign as president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys to head the National Football League's new development league after his club's sale is approved today. NFL owners, at a special meeting in New York, were expected to endorse the $146-million purchase of the Cowboys by Jerry Jones from Bum Bright last February. Because the sale involved the purchase of Texas Stadium and the Cowboys' vast complex at Valley Ranch, the NFL withheld approval until all financial aspects of the deal could be studied.
SPORTS
March 4, 1989
Tom Landry led the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years, and then he gets put out to pasture like a useless horse by a couple of classless businessmen (Bum Bright and Jerry Jones). The way Landry was treated is unforgivable, but I think the most pathetic statement was made by Jerry Jones, the new owner, when he called Jimmy Johnson "the greatest thing to happen to the Cowboys." Get real. JOHN BOXLEY Burbank
SPORTS
December 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Bum Bright, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, openly challenged some of the team's coaching moves after the 21-10 loss Sunday to Atlanta and said if he had it all over to do again, he probably wouldn't have bought the team. Bright said he has the utmost confidence in club President Tex Schramm, but his stance on Coach Tom Landry was weaker. Bright criticized Landry's failure to make greater use of defensive lineman Danny Noonan, the team's first-round draft choice, or running back Herschel Walker.
SPORTS
June 12, 1989
The National Football League has adopted a measure that denies prospective owners the right to make substantial changes in a franchise before the league approves the new ownership. The Dallas Morning News reported that some officials are calling the measure "The Jerry Jones Rule," in honor of the new Dallas Cowboy owner who purchased the team from H.R. (Bum) Bright on Feb. 25 and immediately made sweeping changes before receiving league approval on April 18.
SPORTS
February 25, 1989
An announcement of the sale of the Dallas Cowboys could be made as early as today, a spokesman for the National Football League franchise said Friday, as speculation surrounding Coach Tom Landry's future with the organization intensified. H.R. (Bum) Bright, majority owner of the team, met for much of the day with Arkansas oilman Jerry Jones, who the Miami Herald said had worked out a deal to buy the team for $180 million.
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