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In 1976, Danny White signed with the Dallas Cowboys after the World Football League folded. Through 1979, White was the Cowboys' punter and the backup to the team's star quarterback Roger Staubach. After Staubach's retirement following the end of that season, White became the Cowboys' starting quarterback, and for a few years did double-duty as the punter until sometime in 1984. In a memorable 1980 playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, White led the Cowboys to a come-from-behind 30-27 victory.


He also played in one of the Cowboys' most painful playoff losses against the San Francisco 49ers in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, famous for the Joe Montana-to-Dwight Clark game-winning play, which would simply come to be known as "The Catch". White almost brought the Cowboys back to win the game, but his pass to Drew Pearson came a finger tackle away from winning the game in the final seconds. He received Pro Bowl and second team All-Pro honors in 1982. White led the Cowboys to three consecutive NFC Championship Games (1980–1982). Show your appreciation for Danny White with collectibles, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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