Some Former Cowboys' Fear Factor

Always a delight to dial up ESPN.com to find a piece by Frank Luksa, who's been spending the last little while dipping into the Dallas Cowboys Bag of Memories on behalf of the Worldwide Leader. Fine by me, as today he corrals some of Tom Landry's men to find out what motivated them on and off the field -- and, yes, there's a man in a hat involved. But this quote from Charlie Waters is particularly enlightening. --Robert Wilonsky

"A professional football player fears nothing physical on the field. The fear comes from when all factors are equal and you know you'll lose the battle. If I'm running step by step with [Cardinals receiver] Mel Gray and I've got him man on man, I've got fear.''

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