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Doc of the Day: "Black & Blue" of 1960s Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys
01 Apr 2020, 19:24 GMT+10

With the sports world hitting the pause button, there is an obvious huge void for fans, starving for sports entertainment.

The Dallas Cowboys media team has produced over 25 documentaries over the last five years and has decided to use this idle time to feature many of them, which include Emmy-winning and nominated productions that touch on a wide range of topics and players from all 60 seasons of Dallas Cowboys Football.

Today, we continue the series with "Black & Blue."

This documentary, edited and produced by Roxanne Medina and written and co-produced by Kurt Daniels, focuses on the racial dynamics of the Cowboys in the early 1960's. As one of the NFL's newest franchise and the first located in America's south, the Cowboys had a collection of players - both black and white - with a purpose of winning games. But that commitment together also helped bring a cultural shift, one that affected not only the city of Dallas, but the entire country as well.

In the spring of 2017, "Black & Blue" earned an Emmy nomination for best documentary/cultural by the Lone Star Chapter.

(Note: All of the films can be seen either on DallasCowboys.com, or the Cowboys NOW app, featuring Connected TV applications - Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.)

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