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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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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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April 29, 1988
Denver billionaire Marvin Davis is close to a deal to buy the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and Texas Stadium Corp. from financially troubled Cowboy majority owner H.R. (Bum) Bright, according to the Dallas Morning News. Davis' son, John, has been in Dallas for several days to work out a deal for control of the Cowboys and Texas Stadium, according to an unidentified source the newspaper quoted.
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February 24, 1989
A Ft. Worth television station reported Thursday night that the Dallas Cowboys have been sold to Arkansas businessman Jerry Jones and that Miami Hurricanes coach Jimmy Johnson will be named to replace Tom Landry as coach of the team. Cowboy President Tex Schramm denied any knowledge of the report by KXAS-TV. "This is all a complete surprise to me. It's totally new to me. I guess anything can happen, but I know nothing of it," Schramm told the Associated Press.
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February 26, 1989 | Associated Press
Tom Landry's 29-year career as the only head coach the Dallas Cowboys have ever had ended Saturday night when an Arkansas oilman bought the team and named the University of Miami's Jimmy Johnson coach. Team owner H.R. (Bum) Bright announced that the Cowboys had been sold for an estimated $140 million to Jerry Jones, a longtime friend of Johnson. Bright said Jones, 46, of Little Rock, Ark., "will be the most enthusiastic owner that the Cowboys have ever had."
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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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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.
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February 26, 1989 | Associated Press
Tom Landry's 29-year career as the only head coach the Dallas Cowboys have ever had ended Saturday night when an Arkansas oilman bought the team and named the University of Miami's Jimmy Johnson coach. Team owner H.R. (Bum) Bright announced that the Cowboys had been sold for an estimated $140 million to Jerry Jones, a longtime friend of Johnson. Bright said Jones, 46, of Little Rock, Ark., "will be the most enthusiastic owner that the Cowboys have ever had."
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.
SPORTS
February 24, 1989
A Ft. Worth television station reported Thursday night that the Dallas Cowboys have been sold to Arkansas businessman Jerry Jones and that Miami Hurricanes coach Jimmy Johnson will be named to replace Tom Landry as coach of the team. Cowboy President Tex Schramm denied any knowledge of the report by KXAS-TV. "This is all a complete surprise to me. It's totally new to me. I guess anything can happen, but I know nothing of it," Schramm told the Associated Press.
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April 29, 1988
Denver billionaire Marvin Davis is close to a deal to buy the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and Texas Stadium Corp. from financially troubled Cowboy majority owner H.R. (Bum) Bright, according to the Dallas Morning News. Davis' son, John, has been in Dallas for several days to work out a deal for control of the Cowboys and Texas Stadium, according to an unidentified source the newspaper quoted.
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.
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