HE MAY BE AN OKLAHOMA native, but sports columnist Skip Bayless made Dallas his home—and the Cowboys his team—for almost twenty years before landing, most recently, at the San Jose Mercury News. Bayless, a three-time Texas sportswriter of the year, has written a trio of best-sellers chronicling his years with America’s Team. In this month’s issue he debates with Texas Monthly’s own Gary Cartwright over the Cowboys’ future under new coach Bill Parcells. Here, he gives us an inside look at his own seasons in the state.
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