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March 20, 2009

Tom Landry exits Texas Stadium

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Tom Landry has left the building, Texas Stadium.

View a gallery by Star-Telegram photographer Rodger Mallison.

This is from DallasCowboys.com:

Workers on Friday carefully detached the nine-foot statue and placed it into a large wooden crate for storage. Eventually it will move up Interstate 30 to the Cowboys' new $1.1 billion stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The organization has not yet determined where Landry's bust will stand at the new stadium, but Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said it will have "as much accessibility to the fans 365 days a year, just as it was here at Texas Stadium."

"Tom Landry is an icon, and they make statues for icons," Dalrymple said. "His statue here has been one of the more significant and attractive fan attractions here. On game days, people are lined up two or three hours prior to the game to get their picture made by this statue. And we want it to be a significant attraction at the new stadium as well."

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Desde Mexico City, Gracias a Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Los Vaqueros de Dallas serán por siempre un grán ícono del Futbol Americano!!! soy, he sido, y seré fan de Los Dallas Cowboys desde 1973

Yeah, Tom Landry is a legend. I'm glad the organization didn't auction his statue off, that would have been messed up. Good move.

He was a good Christain man and a great coach.There will never be another one like him. Long live his legacy.

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