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Dallas is a loud success with its silent quarterback
Tex Maule
December 24, 1962
Len Dawson, who almost never speaks, is the principal reason why the Texans are favored to win the AFL championship game this week
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December 24, 1962

Dallas Is A Loud Success With Its Silent Quarterback

Len Dawson, who almost never speaks, is the principal reason why the Texans are favored to win the AFL championship game this week

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"When I talk to a boy, I can't say I'll check with someone else to see if we can meet his demands," Hunt says. "I'm the someone else."

This Sunday, the Texans will meet the Houston Oilers in Houston for the AFL championship and should beat them. The Texans are definitely a better all-round team, one that will take advantage of Oiler lapses. George Blanda, the Oiler quarterback, has an unfortunate habit of hanging passes for interceptions and the Texan defense will be ready for the hanging. The Texan runners—McClinton and Haynes—are better than Charles Tolar and Billy Cannon, since Cannon has slowed down this year. The Texans lead the league in both offense and defense. Houston is second, but it is a rather distant second.

And then, Dallas has Dawson. He is easily the best quarterback in the American Football League. And titles are won with quarterbacks.

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