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This Is How Tom Landry Won Super Bowl VI

In between phone calls and Unfair Park posts today I was goofing around on Heritage Auction Galleries' website, where I espied this item set to go up for bids on Sunday: the Dallas Cowboys's itinerary for Super Bowl VI, which was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972. You'll note: No curfew till Wednesday. There was a reason for that:

Landry assumed a relaxed attitude toward his players and the late-hour attractions of New Orleans. During the early part of the week he imposed no curfew, feeling that the veteran players, in their second Super Bowl in as many years, could be relied upon to exercise mature judgment.

"We've been here before, we're not quite as nervous in preparation and we have more of a matter-of-fact approach," said Landry, who set a midnight curfew as Super Sunday drew near.

Not sure how much it'll go for. But I've got 20 bucks. Ah, yes.

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