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Jack Eskridge, 89; designed logo for Cowboys

The white-bordered blue star is featured on Dallas helmets.

Associated Press/file 1976

The white-bordered blue star is featured on Dallas helmets.

DALLAS — The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys has died. He was 89.

The Cowboys said Jack Eskridge died Feb. 11 at a Valley Falls, Kan., hospital.

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According to the team website, Mr. Eskridge was one of coach Tom Landry’s first hires in 1959, the year before the Cowboys’ debut season. It was he who designed the white-bordered blue star used after the Cowboys began with a white star.

Mr. Eskridge remained with the Cowboys until 1973.

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