Pete Gent, the loudest of the Cowboy misfits, wrote something similar in a piece on Tom Landry in a recent issue of D magazine: "The great players have come and gone. The System has won."
You can be cynical and buy that and say Tony Dorsett has been broken, whipped, that unlike Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, he "got his mind right." Or you could say he's grown up.
Whatever. He sits there now, a young man staring into the dark with his immense, relentlessly searching eyes, ready to play the game.
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