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Postby madaslives911 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:48 pm

Boisterous Cowboy Fan "Crazy Ray" Dies
Updated: Mar.17, 2007, 11:40 pm EDT
DALLAS (AP) --

Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died Saturday. He was 76.

Jones died at his home, said Tracy Moberly, a friend of the family. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease were listed as the causes of death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner's office.

Known as the Cowboys' unofficial mascot, Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.

Though he was not paid by the Cowboys, he was given a special parking space at Texas Stadium and granted all-access at home games.

"He touched thousands of lives and generations of football fans," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the team's Web site. "He will remain an important part of this team's heritage and family for as long as fans go to Cowboys games and feel his spirit."

Crazy Ray Jones, who had a leg amputated in 1997, had battled ailing health in recent years, including five heart bypasses and a stroke. Friends had set up a Web site -- http://www.savecrazyray.com -- seeking donations to help the family pay for medical and utility bills.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:10 am

madaslives911 wrote:
Boisterous Cowboy Fan "Crazy Ray" Dies
Updated: Mar.17, 2007, 11:40 pm EDT
DALLAS (AP) --

Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died Saturday. He was 76.

Jones died at his home, said Tracy Moberly, a friend of the family. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease were listed as the causes of death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner's office.

Known as the Cowboys' unofficial mascot, Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.

Though he was not paid by the Cowboys, he was given a special parking space at Texas Stadium and granted all-access at home games.

"He touched thousands of lives and generations of football fans," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the team's Web site. "He will remain an important part of this team's heritage and family for as long as fans go to Cowboys games and feel his spirit."

Crazy Ray Jones, who had a leg amputated in 1997, had battled ailing health in recent years, including five heart bypasses and a stroke. Friends had set up a Web site -- http://www.savecrazyray.com -- seeking donations to help the family pay for medical and utility bills.


I read this on DallasCowboys.com yesterday. It really is a sad thing to see him gone. Maybe somebody will step into his place. ;-D
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Postby The_Captain » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:34 pm

Talk about a truly dedicated fan of a team - Crazy Ray will be missed for sure.

It would be cool if Jerry did something to honor his memory - that man was at EVERY Cowboy home game and rooted for them through the Gaily, Campo and Switzer years.

RIP Crazy Ray..... :,-(
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:48 pm

The_Captain wrote:Talk about a truly dedicated fan of a team - Crazy Ray will be missed for sure.

It would be cool if Jerry did something to honor his memory - that man was at EVERY Cowboy home game and rooted for them through the Gaily, Campo and Switzer years.

RIP Crazy Ray..... :,-(


He did. ;-D

http://www.dallascowboys.com/news.cfm?i ... F79748E632
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Postby Darth Vader » Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 pm

Yea I liked him a lot as a kid, its sad to see him go.
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