The Cowboys traded Tody Smith and Billy Parks to the Oilers for the first pick in the 1974 NFL Draft.
They should have locked Gil Brandt and Tex Schramm up for stealing.
We never heard much from Smith or Parks after that deal.
But the first pick in that draft will never be forgotten.
Ed “Too Tall” Jones played 15 seasons with the Cowboys and was one of the best defensive ends to ever play the game.
Back in 1975, “Too Tall” came to Burkburnett to help the town open its new Boys & Girls Club.
He was 24 and on the brink of playing in three Super Bowls in four years.
On Thursday, “Too Tall” came back to Burk to help the town honor Pat Norriss, person who helped bring the club to her home town.
He is now 60 but still looks like he could sack a quarterback.
Check out Patrick Johnston’s photo in today’s newspaper.
On the left is “Too Tall” Jones — all 6-foot-9 of him.
On the right is “Too Short” Norris — all 4-foot-something of her.
“Too Short” tried to tell me she was 5-foot, but I wasn’t buying it — even with the four-inch hair-do.
The lady may be short, but she has been big in putting the Boom back in Boomtown.