Brett Favre wanted to play for the Cowboys

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Brett Favre has his number retired in Green Bay, where he has a place in the Packers Hall of Fame. He also suited up for the Falcons, Jets and Vikings.

But the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback admits he grew up wanting to play for America’s Team.

“I wanted to be the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback,” Favre told Matt Mosley and Ed Werder on the Doomsday Podcast. “When I was a little kid, my favorite player — and still my favorite player of all time — was Roger Staubach. There was nothing about the Cowboys I could not tell you. 

“To have a chance first of all to play in the National Football League is a tremendous honor. And although I didn’t get to play for the Cowboys, I got to play against them, and I got to meet Roger Staubach. I’d like to call him [a good friend] — I think it’s OK to say a good friend — and I still get goosebumps when I talk to him.”

If not for the Cowboys, Favre and the Packers might have had at least one more championship. Green Bay lost to Dallas in the postseason in 1993, ’94 and ’95. The 1995 game between the teams was for the NFC championship.

23 responses to “Brett Favre wanted to play for the Cowboys

  1. Never won at texas stadium, but wow did he kill us in playoffs that last time in MN. I’ll say it. I miss favre, and the league was better woth him in it, regardless of the uniform.

  2. Not a Packers fan but the league needs another Farve. I just don’t see that happening with today’s NFL coaches.

  3. I would be fascinated to know where Jimmy Johnson had Favre on his draft board in 1991.

    .. obviously he had his QB, but he also had a wealth of picks thanks to the HWT.

  4. If not for the Cowboys, Favre and the Packers might have had at least one more championship.

    If Holmgren hand’t left, I think he gets at least 1 more.

    Favre wasn’t the same player after that.

  5. Love him or hate him he was fun as hell to watch. The NFL hasn’t been to same (to me) since he left. There will never be another like him.

  6. deadspindeluxe says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    Yes, he really does hate the Packer owners… and the other six people in Wisconsin.

    What planet did you just arrive from? He loves the Green Bay Packers and their fans. How could he not? And there are over 360,000 Packer stockholders around the world. Yes, 360,000.

  7. With the passage of time, that which was old becomes new again. May be new to the Madden generation, but this is old news to those of us who were alive in his prime

  8. They may have defeated the Cowboys 2x since ’14 to advance to the Championship, but failed to reach the Super Bowl. #MoralVictory?

    Cowboys will get their moral victory this week by soundly defeating the Packers for two consecutive years

  9. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    Favre grew up wanting to be a Cowboy and he enjoyed his time as a Packer…but his fondest desire was always to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

    “Whatever gets you through the night.”

    – John Lennon

  10. He wanted to play for America’s Team, and he played for the REAL America’s Team!
    the Jet’s are not thr real americas team

  11. learysdisciples says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    360,000 Packer stockholders…ha! If that’s what you want to call them, sure.

    Those same stockholders raised $90,000,000.00 in direct-user support of their favorite team, bypassing the normal universal taxation process for that amount. I don’t care what you want to call them. It’s unique and unsurpassed and the envy of every team in the league. Rookie.

  12. binkystevens says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    Green Bay sure feels like it’s making up for those playoff losses in the 90s. 2 straight playoff W’s over Cowboys since 2014

    Except when the Cowboys beat the packers in the playoffs back in the 90’s, they went on to win Super Bowls!

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