Don Meredith: Cowboys QB Dies at 72
Don Meredith Dead at 72: Cowboys Quarterback, Monday Night Football Announcer
Don Meredith, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football announcer, has passed away at age 72 following a brain hemorrhage.
"Dandy" Don Meredith was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1960, but was traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Meredith played for the Cowboys from 1960 through 1968, scoring 111 touchdowns. Meredith returned to the sport as an announcer for Monday Night Football, alongside Howard Cosell and Keith Jackson.
Don Meredith retired from broadcasting in 1984.
In 1966, Meredith guided the Cowboys to their first-ever winning season (10-3-1). He was named NFL Player of the Year after throwing a career-high 24 touchdown passes and 2,805 yards.
Meredith's signature call was singing the famous Willie Nelson song "Turn Out the Lights" when it appeared a game's outcome had been determined.