Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released this statement on the death of former special teams coach Joe Avezzano:
“Joe Avezzano was a very special part of our Dallas Cowboys family and our organization’s history. He was also a wonderful father, husband and friend. No one enjoyed life more than Joe, and no one that I know had a greater appreciation for the people that he loved and the lives that he touched. We grieve with Diann and Tony and the thousands of fans who loved Coach Joe. He was an original. There was no one else like him.”
Avezanno, 68, died Thursday in Italy, where he was coaching a football team.