Don McIlhenny, who used to play running back for the Cowboys, died this week. He had lived for 88 years.
McIlhenny's first team in the NFL was the Lions. After graduating from SMU, he played for the Packers for a few years before joining the Cowboys.
In the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft, McIlhenny was chosen by the Cowboys. He was the first running back in the team's history to start.
McIlhenny scored the first goal by running for the Cowboys. During the 1960 season, he ran the ball 96 times and gained 321 yards.
McIlhenny played for both the Cowboys and the 49ers in his last NFL season.
In the 1980s, Lance McIlhenny was the quarterback for SMU. He is the school's most successful quarterback, with a score of 34-5-1.