TEXANOANNABOGA, Texas — A former Dallas Cowboys star has died at the age of 94.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced Monday that former NFL player Tony Dorsett died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home in the Dallas suburb of Fort Worth, the team announced in a statement.
Dorsett was a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback with the Cowboys, and he helped lead the franchise to three Super Bowl appearances in his 10 seasons.
He retired in 2001 after leading the Cowboys to four consecutive division titles.
His wife, Judy, is the wife of former NFL star Ray Rice.
He was a member of the Cowboys and Texas Longhorns football teams from 1969-77, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.
He was named to the NFL Hall of Legends in 2000.
His passing was a big blow to the Dallas Cowboys, who have been mourning his passing for months, with a large number of Cowboys players attending the funeral.
Dallas owner Jerry the Bull was one of the first people to recognize Dorset as a Cowboys fan, when he met him as a young player in the NFL.
Dorsets daughter, Jill, is an assistant coach for the Dallas Longhorns.
“My family and I are devastated by the news of Tony Doresett’s passing.
He left an indelible mark on our football team, as well as the Dallas community, through his passion and passion for our city and our citys passion for football,” the statement read.
“He touched so many lives, and his contributions to our city will be remembered forever.”
Dorset, who played at North Carolina, was inducting himself into the Dallas Football Hall of Honor, where he played from 1971-85.
He also was inductive into the Texas Football Hall Of Fame in 2012.
A lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and avid NFL fan, Dorsetzet was inductee into the Football Hall’s Hall of Famous Inductees in 2004.
He played for the Cowboys from 1970-78.
He helped lead Dallas to two Super Bowl championships in his career.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport also paid their respects to Dorsetts family and friends at the funeral service.