Former Cowboys architect visits East Texas

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -   Gil Brandt was the Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Player Personnel for nearly 30 years.  He built the team until the late 1980's.  Brandt was in Tyler Wednesday as the guest speaker For the Sport Tyler East Texas kick off luncheon.

Brandt spoke to several area high school football coaches and players.  At 77 years old, he's still going strong as an expert writer for  He's been 12 N.F.L. training camps the last three weeks.  Brandt says he sees East Texas talent all over N.F.L. fields.

"There's just so many football players that go on to college from here and go to the National Football League," said Brandt.  "In the last couple of years, there's been four players drafted in the first round from the East Texas area."

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