Dallas Cowboys alum Tony Liscio dies

2012 Silver and Blue Debut: (back) Mike Connelly, Walt Garrison, Tony Liscio, (front) Jake Connelly, Jack Liscio.

Lake Highlands resident and former Dallas Cowboy Tony Liscio has died.

Liscio, 76, played offensive lineman for Don Meredith and Roger Staubach during the days when the Cowboys’ practice facility was located on Forest Lane at Abrams Road and many players lived in LH. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1963, he was quickly traded to the Cowboys, who famously called him out of retirement after the 1971 season when tackle Ralph Neely broke his leg and Don Talbert sprained his ankle. After earning his Super Bowl ring, Liscio went back to commercial real estate.

Liscio suffered a heart attack in 2012 at Cowboys Stadium while on the sidelines and had recently been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Wife, Annette, told the Dallas Morning News his brain will be tested for CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) to see if playing football played a role in his condition.

In 2008, Liscio sat down with Advocate Media to discuss his playing days, the legendary Tom Landry and the modern Dallas Cowboy’s organization. You can read that here.

Liscio leaves behind his wife of 54 years, sons Tony Jr. and Michael and daughter Michelle Liscio Patterson and their families.


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