Jack Eskridge died this Monday at a Valley Falls, Kan., local hospital. The Cowboys’ official website add that Eskridge was one of the very first hires of coach Tom Landry back in 1959, one year before the Dallas football team’s first season. It was Eskridge who designed the well-known white-border blue star logo after the Dallas Cowboys initially started with a white star.
Eskridge worked with the Cowboys until early 1973. He passed away at 89 years old. The “Jack Eskridge dies” news headline was released with this obituary on the logo designer:
“Jack joined the Marines and witnessed both flag raisings of Iwo Jima during World War II and then went to KU and played basketball. Jack also played two years professional basketball with the Chicago Stags and Indianapolis Jets. After graduation Jack coached the Kansas League Champions at Atchison High. “Phog” Allen recruited Jack to be an Assistant Basketball Coach and equipment manager for KU from 1954-1959, where he recruited Wilt Chamberlain.”
Jack Eskridge spent the later years of his life still involved in football. He was a beloved assistant coach as well as a teacher at Jefferson West High School in Meriden, Kansas. Although the Dallas football logo designer has passed away, his legacy lives on in the team's uniform. He is survived by his wife, Carol, eight children, and many grandchildren.