Not the Cowboys. The Real Dallas Lightweights.
From time to time I kill some time perusing the Heritage Auction Galleries website -- maybe we'll find more gems like these photos . And, sure enough, this morning I stumbled across this soon-to-go-on-the-block keeper: a photo of the Dallas Lightweights taken by one G. Bannon in 1901 .
This much I know about the Dallas Lightweights: The team, also known as the Dallas Football Club , dates back to 1891, was limited to players under 135 pounds and competed against the likes of the University of Texas way back when. And on January 2, 1897 , the Dallas Lightweights defeated the "Fort Worth university team" by 12-0 in a "spirited and hotly fought" tussle on a muddy field attended by "quite a crowd of enthusiastic Worthians."
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