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.
December 7, 1987 |
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.
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December 14, 2004 |
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.
February 26, 1990 |
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.
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.