Blow: Picture a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader — then get ready to be thrown a curve

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Mon, Sep 9, 2013 - 1:44pm -- (View the original Dallas Morning News article.)

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Over the last 40 years, the image of what a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader looks like has been seared into our psyche. So much so that I just about guarantee you could win this bar bet:

“Five dollars says you can’t name the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader elected to public office nine times in Dallas County and considered one of the best public officials ever to serve the area.”

The answer: former state Rep. and Dallas County Judge Lee Jackson. The reserved, soft-spoken Jackson is now chancellor of the University of North Texas System — and is about as far removed from our image of a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader as is humanly possible.


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